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News Archive 2012

Aktuelles 2012
KIT FlagKIT Alumna honored in Argentina for achievements in International Cooperation
(2012/11/28) Dr. Esther Oliveros, former researcher and adjunct professor of the Faculty of Chemical Engineering, was honored by the Argentinian Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation for her achievements in international cooperation.


Alumni SeminarAlumni Seminars in Latin America

(2012/11/21) As in previous years, KIT Alumni and KIT scientists are working together with the support of the German Academic Exchange Service to organize Alumni Seminars in Argentina, Brazil and Mexico.

ParticipantsKIT's Distance Learning Center supports student exchange in China

(2012/11/20) In order to give German high school students the opportunity to discover China, the Student Academy Karlsruhe has organized a special type of exchange in cooperation with the KIT Distance Learning Center - the Science Exchange Program.

PosterGerman and French Board Games

(2012/11/15) Play German and French board games at next intercultural meeting on November, 21st organized by DeFI.

ParlamentarierExchange with Parliamentarians

(2012/11/08) Students and young researchers from around 120 nations study at KIT. In order to get a picture on how foreign students and guests are being welcomed and integrated, a group of Parliamentarians from the state of Baden-Württemberg visited KIT International Affairs on November 07.

PosterFrance Enthusiast?!

(2012/10/15) On October 24th at 17.30 a intercultural discussion round on the subject "Typically German, typically French" will take place at the seminar rooms of the Audimax.

LeapKIT among the 10 best universities

(2012/10/14) In the most recent THE Ranking KIT went up by 45 places, from place 196 to 151. A big success since it is now among the 10 best German universities.

French AmbassadorFrench Ambassador at KIT

(2012/10/04) The Ambassador met up with Vice President Prof. Dr. Detlef Löhe and the German-French Initiative at KIT. 

Oceania"Stammtisch" Oceania

(09/12/2012) The meeting on September 24th was cancelled. On October 8th at 7pm the next Oceania "Stammtisch" for all Oceanians and people interested in Oceania will take place at Wolfbräu. Come by and exchange tips and tricks about living, working and studying in Oceania and Germany. Please send a quick email, if you would like to join.

O-WeekO-Week at KIT

(08/01/2012) To help you to settle in quickly at KIT and in Karlsruhe, the International Students Office organizes an orientation week for international exchange students from September 17th till 23rd in collaboration with the  AK ERASMUS.

Internationales Klimaschutzstipendium GlobusInternational Climate Protection Fellowship Programme
of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation Prospective leaders from threshold or developing countries,  working on questions of climate protection and resource conservation, fields ranging from plant physiology and energy engineering to human geography and behavioural ecology. More
Ontario-Baden-Württemberg LogoOntario Baden-Württemberg Faculty Mobility Program

Grants to support research visits to partner universities in Ontario.

For postdoc-level in all disciplines

Application deadline: 15th october 2012

HeKKSaGOnSummer School: “Crossing Borders: Unraveling Principles of Life with Quantitative Tools”

The first summer school of the Japanese-German network HeKKSaGOn will take place at Heidelberg University from September 17-26, 2012. Its main objective is to inspire talented PhD students by giving them the opportunity to meet with scientists who have succeeded in “creating new cross-disciplinary breakthroughs in science”. 

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Brasilien FlaggeKIT Alumnus Receives Medal of Honor for Services Rendered to His Country

Professor Angelo Fernando Padilha, President of the Brazilian National Commission for Nuclear Energy and Professor at the University of Sao Paulo, has been awarded the medal of honor of Brazil´s navy for services rendered to his country. A few days later, Padilha was coopted into the Academy of Sciences of the State of Sao Paulo.

Alexander HumboldtHumboldt-Day 2012

Information and counseling for internationally mobile researchers and hosts at KIT.

Tuesday, 17th July 2012, South Campus, building 50.41 - AVG (Allgemeines Verfügungsgebäude)




Registration Application (German)

ExzellenzinitiativeExcellence Initiative: KIT Partially Successful

In the second round, KIT succeeds with two graduate schools but is not awarded another excellence cluster.

Cienca sem fronteirasScience without Borders for Brasilian Applicants at KIT

If you have been awarded a scholarship by Ciênca sem Fronteiras and want to study at KIT, your contact is Maren Daniell. KIT offers placements for a temporary stay to brasilian Masters and PhD students as well as Postdocs.

Speyer cathedralIScO excursion

Our next excursion will be on 24th May to Speyer.

ERASMUS-RegionalkonferenzERASMUS regional conference

This was the “Europe is moving” International Students Day at KIT with panel discussions and a ceremony for the 25th year anniversary of ERASMUS on 22.6.2012. We have placed a review of this event online.

StubeSeminar about sustainable development

KIT students from Africa, Asia or Latin America can participate in the STUBE-Seminar about sustainable development from May 11th till May 13th . The enrolment fee of 12€ includes accommodation and catering.

Career ServiceYour Future in Baden-Wuerttemberg

Career event for foreign students and doctoral candidates on May 3 at KIT Audimax.

HelmholtzCome to KIT with the Helmholtz-Postdoc-Program

Junior Scientists can apply for a scholarship (2 to 3 years) to investigate a research topic of their choice, at KIT for example. Deadline: April 10.

KIT BITKIT Application Point at BIT

Chinese applicants for studies at KIT can pass the necessary exams for admission to KIT at BIT (Beijing Institute of Technology) from this summer on. In addition, a four week long preparation class is offered.

Ranke Heinemann StudienstiftungInstitute Ranke-Heinemann: Studies in Australia or New Zealand

The Ranke-Heinemann Studies Foundation offers scholarships to ca. 1700 students for studies in Australia and New Zealand. All interested KIT students are invited to the information event about Studies Down Under on April 3 at 13.30 at Adennaurring 2, room 005, ground level.  

EntechNew International KIC Masters ENTECH

New energy technologies are the future. Are you a curious and creative student and do you want to shape the future of this field? Then join our new MSc programme ENTECH and become one of the “Energy Designers” of tomorrow!

StubeFinancial market, indebtedness, world economy

The study accompanying program Baden Württemberg (STUBE-BW) proposes a seminar about the world economy (in German) for overseas students from March 9 to March 11.

geoPraktika in Oregon, USA

Ein neues Praktikumsprogramm von OUS GEO für KIT-Studierende vermittelt und unterstützt KIT-Studierende bei der Bewerbung auf ein professionelles Praktikum in Oregon und dem „Silicon Forest“. Das Praktikum kann einzeln oder im Anschluss an ein Studium an der OUS geplant werden.

toureucortourEUCOR 2012

The annual cycling event tourEUCOR will take place from May 24 to May 28, 2012. In five days, 120 participants will travel the 700 km between the Upper-Rhenish university cities Karlsruhe, Strasbourg, Mulhouse, Basel and Freiburg.

Registration & More Information
Sommersemester KaliningradOne Semester in European Studies in Kaliningrad

During the summer term 2012, you can study European Studies in Kaliningrad. The Program is in German and includes Russian language classes. Bachelors as well as Masters students from all faculties can apply until February 29.

RISE DAADInternship abroad

The "Chronicle of Higher Education" published an article about the DAAD program RISE. Featured in it: Johannes King from KIT. Within RISE you can obtain scholarships for worldwide research stays.

More information (in German)
BeratungFirst Orientation regarding Studying Abroad

Going abroad! But how? Many KIT-students ask themselves this question. IStO informs frequently about means and ways to discover the big world. Come and join!

Erasmus information sessions

Overseas information sessions

DefiKIT double degrees

In the new DAAD-Magazine „Germany - a Great Place for Knowledge. Engineering“ the Franco-German double degree programs are described in detail. 

Defi2"Studying double" - apply now!

Application is still possible until February 17 for the Franco-German double degrees at KIT. Apply today at KIT-DeFI.

KIT_NewsRecent issue of KIT news is online

Highlights regarding research, teaching and innovation at KIT are presented in a short video clip.

WasserstoffversuchszentrumKIT coordinates EU project about hydrogen research

The project "H2FC" pools know-how about hydrogen and hydrogen fuel cells.


On February 8 & 9, CLUSTER organizes a workshop about the new ERASMUS Mundus program. The aim is to find collaboration partners for joint study programs.

Program and registration
KIT on the roadKIT on the road

KIT is present at many higher education fairs, International Days and other worldwide events to inform you about studying and researching at KIT. Come by and meet us.

Studieren USALive-Chat with US Universities

On February 2 at 4pm the DAI (German-American Institue) proposes an information session regarding studies in the US. Special feature: Live-Chat with some US Universities. Participation is free.

OzeanienOceania "Stammtisch"

On March 5 at 18.30 the next Oceania "Stammtisch" for all Oceanians and people interested in Oceania will take place at Wolfbräu. Come by and exchange tips and tricks about living, working and studying in Oceania and Germany. Please send a quick email, if you would like to join.

Further information
TU915 German Schools Abroad become new TU9 partners

TU9 signed 15 new collaboration contracts with German Schools Abroad. The agreements are part of the TU9-MINT-Young-Talent-Initiative. By now, over 70 German Schools abroad are linked to TU9.