International Affairs

Conference of European Schools for Advanced Engineering Education and Research (CESAER)

The CESAER network comprises more than 50 leading universities in science and technology from 25 European countries. Since 1990 the member universities have focused on developing and improving the education of engineers throughout Europe. 

The President of KIT, Professor Holger Hanselka, is member of the Board of Directors of CESAER. The Board of Directors represents the members. President of CESAER is Professor Sir Jim McDonald, Director and Vice Chancellor of the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow.

Once a year, the member universities meet for a big conference. Just recently, in October 2018, in Bucharest, they discussed the future of science and technologyIn workshops and talks, the roundabaout 200 participants dealt with aspects like career paths of young academics or the chances for universities to use their research infrastructures for supporting talents.

There are 12 working groups within CESAER, including international cooperation, open science and benchmarking.

CESAER Institutional Liaison at KIT is Dr. Klaus Rümmele, Head of International Communication at the International Affairs Business Unit (INTL).

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