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Exkursion nach Heidelberg
The Heart Lost in Heidelberg

In early July, international Bachelor and Master students organized an excursion to Heidelberg as part of the seminar "Welcome to Karlsruhe" of the International Students Office (IStO).

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Further cooperation with the Aristotle University
Collaboration with Aristotle University

In the middle of July, a twelve-member KIT delegation visited the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. The aim was to explore further potential for future collaboration in various fields.

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INSA Lyon visiting
Exchange continued: INSA Lyon visiting

A six-member delegation from INSA Lyon visited KIT in mid-July to explore and discuss the develop-ment of joint teaching and research activities between both universities in the future.

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MINTernational
More "MINTernational": Success of KIT

With an innovatice concept, KIT has won the final of the competition "MINTernational innovativ". It gets 100,000 euros to bring more internationality into the STEM subjects.

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Pre-Arrival Guide
New Guidebook before the Start of the Study

Who? Where? What? The new "Pre-Arrival Guide" of the International Students Office (IStO) offers international students many useful infor-mation in compact form before starting their studies at KIT.

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U-Multirank
KIT Top in Internationalization

In the current "U-Multirank", an evaluation funded by the EU Commission, KIT ranks second in the category "Internationalization: International Academic Staff", right after TU Munich.

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MINTernship: Begrüßung der Studierenden aus North Carolina
MINTernship: Students from North Carolina

Four doctoral students from the University at Charlotte begin their research internship at KIT. The International Students Office (IStO) presented information about research opportunities at KIT.

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Work Shadowing Seminar
Cooperate Internationally and Help Refugees

At a Work Shadowing Seminar in mid-May, international guests from Sweden and the Netherlands learned about the approaches KIT is using to help refugees integrate into campus life.

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Helmholtz-Arbeitskreis diskutiert Internationales
International Discussion of Helmholtz Working Group

The representatives of the Helmholtz Centers responsible for international cooperation met for an exchange at KIT. Among the discussed topics were for example joint activities.

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Dr. Margot Schüller
China's Rise as a Science & Technology Power

In her talk, Dr. Margot Schüller analyzes the opportunities and challenges for cooperation between China and Germany associated with this reorientation of the economic model.

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Französische Regierung besucht Messestand
French Government Visits Exhibition Stand

At the end of May, KIT presented cooperation agreements with French and German institutions at Viva Technology in Paris on the topic "Industry of the future".

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Delegation aus Leeds  zu Besuch am KIT
Delegation from Leeds visiting KIT

At the beginning of May, the three-person group from the University of Leeds visited KIT and met with Vice President Hirth. The focus was on the future cooperation between the two universities.

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KIT welcomes international students
KIT Welcomes International Students

In the middle of April, the welcome event for international students at KIT took place - providing lots of important information about studying and living in Karlsruhe in lectures and booths.

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HeKKSaGOn
Joint statement of the HeKKSaGOn universities

At the Rectors' Conference of the HeKKSaGOn university network in Osaka, the partner universities formulated a "Joint Statement". It describes a common strategy for future cooperation.

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Uni-Messe in Peru: Absolventin erzählt vom KIT
University Fair in Peru: Graduate tells about KIT

At the end of March, a university fair took place at the German School "Max Uhle" in Arequipa, Peru. Regional science alumna Dora Guillén told the students about studying at KIT.

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Michael Grätzel
Discussion with the Global Energy Prize Laureate

In 2017, Michael Grätzel was awarded the Global Energy Prize for the development of cost-effective and efficient so-lar cells. The professor at the École Polytechnique Fédérale in Lausanne gave a talk at KIT.

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Martin Thoma
Young Startup Spirit Knows No Boundaries

The EUCOR Pitch Event for French and German students took place in mid-February. Prior to the event the organ-izers talked about the quest for internationalization and the en-trepreneurial spirit of students.

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Foto_Forschung
European Networks Plead-ing for Higher Funding

KIT is member of Cluster, EUA and CESAER. In a joint statement, these associations and other networks discussed the European Commission's proposal for the funding programme Horizon Europe. 

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Lilla Mérabet
Grand Est Region visiting KIT

In mid-March 2018, Lilla Mérabet, Vice President for Competitiveness, Digital and Sector of Excellence of the Grand Est Region, visited KIT. Representatives of the region and EDF accompanied her.

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Professor Fleischer talks with China's Premier
Professor Fleischer talks with China's Premier

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang invited international represent-atives of science and industry working in China to a talk. Among them was Prof. Jürgen Fleischer from the wbk - Insti-tute for Production Technology.

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Research on Biomaterials: Cooperation with Hong Kong
Research on biomaterials with Hong Kong

A Helmholtz research group, the Fraunhofer Society and the Polytechnic University of Hong Kong have signed a memoran-dum of understanding on cooperation in the field of life sciences.

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Eucor als Nukleus einer europäischen Universität
Eucor, the Nucleus of a European University

The State of Baden-Württem-berg plans to develop the university network Eucor - The European Campus into a Euro-pean university. Hans-Jochen Schiewer, President of Eucor, explains what that means.

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Consul General of the Netherlands visiting
Consul General of the Netherlands visiting

The Consul General of the Netherlands, Peter Vermeij, visited KIT at the end of February. The focus lay on the strengths of both countries and topics such as Urban Mobility and Smart City.

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Delegation QUT
Queensland University of Technology visiting

On February 19, guests from Queensland University of Technology visited KIT. Prof. Bronwyn Harch and Shelagh Whittleston spoke with Prof. Kraft about the cooperation between the two universities.

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Delegation from Brazil
Visit from Brazil: Vocational education in focus

At the end of February, a twelve-member delegation from Brazil visited KIT. The focus of the visit was on "Vocational Education 4.0" - the influence of Industry 4.0 on vocational training.

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Tour Eucor
Five Cities and Three Count-ries in Five Days: Tour Eucor

The Tour Eucor will take place from 4 to 9 June 2018. Students, employees and alumni of the five universities are heading towards the Eucor cities in Germany, France and Switzerland.

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World Science Café
World Science Café: Refugees and Migrants

On February 7, 2018, 6 pm, economist Afaf Rahim will talk about refugees’ labour market integration barriers and the question of the causal relation-ship between economic and social integration.

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Eucor
Promoting science on the European Campus

With funding from the Eucor joint project, KIT can set up a new cross-border degree program in collaboration with the German, French and Swiss partner universities on the Upper Rhine.

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Grenoble und KIT
Partners with Prospects: Grenoble and KIT

January 31st, representatives of the Communauté Université Grenoble Alpes visited KIT. Successful student exchanges and joint degree programs have been existing for more than 20 years.

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