The International Scientists and Partner Lounge is an informal get-together for researchers at KIT and their spouses or partners and young families where you will have the opportunity to meet other international and German families and share your experiences in a relaxed and fun environment.
Working fathers and mothers, as well as their partners, face the very special challenge of devoting equal attention to their work and to family life as well as to child care. Balancing these needs can be especially challenging for international researchers and their families who in addition face a new and sometimes quite alien environment.
KIT, as an employer and a place of research, attaches great importance to looking after the needs of its employees and students. This commitment was recognized by the award of the “University Suitable for Families Audit / Work and Family Audit” certificate in 2010, which was re-awarded in 2014 for a further three years.
The International Scholars & Welcome Office (IScO) and the Equal Opportunities Office (ChG) sponsored via the DAAD-STIBET-program, are hosting this networking stage where you exchange on topics of personal and family life such as e.g. leisure activities, getting around in Karlsruhe, child care, finding a doctor or good craftsman, family benefits and services, and a multitude of other subjects with likeminded people and experienced expats. Furthermore we offer organized tours in and around Karlsruhe to points of interest or organizations such as the Internationales Begegnungszentrum (International Meeting Center) or other institutions ideally based on your own suggestions.
To facilitate the exchange outside the scheduled group meet-ups we opened a group on Facebook, where you can continue your discussions and set individual arrangements in a safe environment.
Do not hesitate to contact us, we are happy to learn about your ideas and suggestions.
Therefore we cordially invite you to:
International Scientists and Partner Lounge
The International Scientists and Partner Lounge is an informal get-together for both partners and young families where you will have the opportunity to meet other international families and share your experiences in a relaxed and fun environment. Refreshments will be provided and you will also have the chance to talk with experienced internationals living in the area. We welcome both German and international partners and their families!
Date: Due to organizational reasons we are forced to reschedule the International Scientists and Partner Lounge.
We will soon inform you when the new date will be rescheduled.
Location: building 50.20, room 005
Moderation: Dr. Jennifer Kübel (International Scientist at ICTP)
Misc (registration etc.) professional child care is available until 7.00 p.m. Registration for child care is required and can only be provided for a minimum of 5 registered children.
Please join us!