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Best Conditions for the Smartest Minds from All over the World

From graduation to professorship: KIT consistently promotes young scientists in all career phases.
Young Scientist in laboratory

KIT offers to 3000 PhD students, 60 young investigators, and junior professors from Germany and abroad

  • innovative concepts for the development of their scientific and personal qualities,
  • an excellent environment of university research and large-scale research, and
  • excellent national and international networking.

Young Scientists are supported by the Karlsruhe House of Young Scientists (KHYS) and the Research Office (FOR). The Young Investigator Network (YIN) offers a self-administered network for junior research group leaders. Institutes, KIT departments, and doctoral programs provide the subject-related qualification.

In addition, KIT specifically promotes early independence and career perspectives of early‐stage researchers by providing good framework conditions. This includes support in the recruitment of a junior research group, the recognition as  a KIT junior research group, and participation in doctoral procedures by establishing the status of “KIT Associate Fellow".