deutsch  | Home | Legals | Data Protection | KIT
International Affairs (INTL)

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)
Adenauerring 2
76131 Karlsruhe

Campus South

Tel.: +49 721 608-45958
Fax: +49 721 608-42614

Contact form

Research-Alumni KIT App

Install this app and keep in touch with KIT and receive information about:
- Research Alumni Activities
- Job Market
- News
- KIT at a Glance
- KIT Campus Map
- Event Calendar
- Contact information


How to use the new Research-Alumni KIT App

Welcome to the International Portal of KIT!


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.

World Science Café
World Science Café on Wednesday, June 20, 2018

How is Turkey's current policy instrumentalizing the female body to strengthen neoliberal and neo-conservative currents? Turkish sociologist Prof. Dr. med. Betül Yarar investigates this question.

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.

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.

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.

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".

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.

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.

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.

More "MINTernational": Success of KIT

In April, KIT won the competition "MINTernational innovativ". It gets 50,000 euros to bring more internationality into the MINT subjects by developing new, innovative concepts.

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.

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.

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.

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. 

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.

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.

More (German)
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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

More (German)
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.

Christmas Party
A Christmas Party for the Whole World

Christmas is a holiday for the whole family. At KIT, it is big and international: in December, more than 130 students and employees from all over the world met for a "Christmas Party".

Joint Research Center for German Language and Culture
A German-Chinese Book on Realistic Telling

In its recent publication, the Joint Research Center for German Language and Culture In Beijing investigates the topic of “Reality and Foreignness in Narrative Texts of German Realism.”

Information event, January 17, 2018

Interested in France? Then come and inform yourself about German-French double degree programs in mechanical engineering and excursions to France. Students and professors answer questions.

Visit of ENSAM students on 14.12.2017
Visit of ENSAM students on 14.12.2017

Every year, our partner univers-ity Arts et Métiers ParisTech from Metz visits the KIT with students of the 5th semester (1st année AM). The visit in-cluded a tour to the Christmas market with KIT students.

Group of Friends of Karlsruhe Research Centre awards Pascale Kohler
Group of Friends awards Pascale Kohler

The Group of Friends of Karlsruhe Research Centre has awarded Pascale Kohler from KIT International Affairs for the support of science in its international activities, especially in South America.

Besuch der Botschafterin des Benin
Ambassador of Benin visiting KIT

Josselin da Silva Gobony, Ambassador of the Republic of Benin, visited KIT. With Prof. Joachim Knebel, Head of the Division of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering, she talked about future cooperation.

Überschrift der NewsThreatened Researchers - The Power of Science
Threatened Researchers - The Power of Science

The meeting on December 12, 2017, 2 pm, aims at raising and sustaining awareness about this important topic and to address the needs of this especially vulnerable group of mobile researchers.

Innovation Day
Energy & Environment - 2nd KIT Innovation Day in China

The 2nd KIT Innovation Day in Suzhou in mid-October has tackled the issues of energy and the environment. The aim was a dialogue on common research interests and cooperation opportunities.

KIT kooperiert  mit der Jiangsu Provinz
KIT and Jiangsu Province Protect the Environment

In Mid-November, the Deputy Director of the Jiangsu Provincial Development and Reform Commission visited KIT together with a delegation. The main topic was the environment.

Start your Career
Guide for Starting a Career in the TechnologyRegion

On November 9, 120 international students, interns, and (young) scientists informed themselves about the options for starting careers in the Karlsruhe TechnologyRegion (TRK).

MINTernship Program: Students of KIT at the UNCC

Eleven students of KIT, who had passed an internship at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte (UNCC) under the MINTernship Program, present- ed their good results at a work- shop at the KIT in October.

Conference group photo
French-German Conference for Industry of the Future

KIT and Arts et Métiers organ-ized the event on October 6th in Karlsruhe. Industry represent-atives and scientists discussed production systems and pro-cesses, robotics, and virtual reality.


KIT und Joint Institute  Shanghai Jiao Tong/Michigan
Joint Institute Shanghai Jiao Tong/Michigan at KIT

At a joint matchmaking workshop in the beginning of October, scientists of KIT and the University of Michigan – Shanghai Jiao Tong University Joint Institute have discussed future cooperation projects.

15 Jahre EIFER
Building Bridges: 15th Anniversary of EIFER

With a comprehensive program of lectures, workshops, and discussions, the European Institute for Energy Research (EIFER) has celebrated its 15th anniversary at KIT end of September.

SESE Summer School
SESE Summer School 2017 at KIT

From August 28, 2017 – September 2, 2017, the 4th Sino-EU Doctoral School for Sustainable Engineering (SESE) was hosted by KIT for over 50 doctoral students, professors and officials.

Queensland University of Technology zu Besuch
Queensland University of Technology on visit

On 6th of September, the Vice-Chancellor of QUT visited KIT together with a delegation. The meetings with Vice President Professor Hirth and several professors aimed at the enhancement of collaboration.

Helmholtz - RSF
German-Russian Research group on astroparticles

The Helmholtz Association and the Russian Science Foundation (RSF) selected the Karlsruhe-Russian Astroparticle Data Life Cycle Initiative (Dr. Andreas Haungs, KIT) as one of six joint research groups.

Joint Entrepreneurship Summer School - 2. Woche
Joint Entrepreneurship Summer School - 2nd week

From July 24 to 28, 2017, the second week of the two-week Joint Entrepreneurship School (JES) of Shanghai Jiao Tong University and KIT took place in the rooms of Hector School at KIT.

Staff Exchange mit China
First guest of the Staff Exchange with China

In the week of July 24-28, 2017, KIT received Ms. Yuan Yuan from the Graduate School of Shanghai Tongji University as part of its staff exchange with strategic Chinese partner universities.

Joint Workshop on Energy Topics
Joint Workshop on Energy Topics - partner from China

From July 25 to 27, 2017, the Joint Workshop on Energy Topics took place at KIT. Representatives of the three strategic partner universities of the KIT in China met with KIT scientists.

Deutsch-Französischer Ministerrat
German French Minister Board end of July

In Paris, Brigitte Zypries, Federal Minister for Economic Affairs and Energy, and her colleagues have agreed on, among others, joint calls for proposals on the field of renewable energy.

Joint Entrepreneurship Summer School
Erste Joint Entrepreneurship Summer School zwischen der Shanghai Jiao Tong University und dem KIT

Vom 22. bis 26. Mai hat die erste Woche der insgesamt zweiwöchigen Joint Entrepreneurship School (JES) an der Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU) in China stattgefunden. Die Teilnehmer waren sieben Masterstudenten des KIT und sieben SJTU Masterstudenten, welche sich mit einer eigenen, konkreten Geschäftsidee auf die JES beworben hatten.

Seed Money: new funding pushes EUCOR projects

The European Grouping for Territorial Cooperation (EGTC) "Eucor – The European Campus" introduces the funding instrument "Seed Money" in early July. It aims to provide start-up financing for innovative cross-border research and teaching projects within Eucor - The European Campus.


Science Exchange Program Karlsruhe – Shanghai

Adolescents from Germany and China who are interested in science and technology learn more about the topics of energy, mobility and information and their different cultures.

Chinese junior scientists
China: KIT attractive for young researchers

The KIT is highly regarded among young Chinese scientists. This is confirmed by the response to the Helmholtz OCPC program 2017-2021 for Chinese postdoctoral candidates.

Tour Eucor 2017
Tour Eucor 2017: Emotional Start

From June 6–10, 2017, more than 120 cyclists haven been biking a route through Germany, France, and Switzerland that has taken them by all 5 universities in Eucor – The European Campus. This year, Tour Eucor has taken place for the 20 th time. In a video, participants talk about their impressions when starting.

30 years of Erasmus: photos on focus

The Erasmus photo competition is popular: 160,000 times photos were liked, shared and commented. On the Open Day of KIT on June 24, 2017, the photos with most “likes” were presented.


Organisatoren des Festivals Eucor
Eucor Festival: Jazz, Food Trucks And New Friends

Celebrating 20 years of Tour Eucor, a German-French team had organized the Eucor Festival. June 10th, students from all universities of Eucor – The European Campus had a party in Karlsruhe. 

Arbeitsgruppen am Start
European Campus: Working groups in action

In mid-May, the working groups "Quality Assurance" and "Joint Appointments" within Work Package 4 of the project "EUCOR – The European Campus" met at KIT.

Consul General of India visits KIT
Consul General of India visits KIT

On 11 May, 2017 Mr. Sugandh Rajaram, Consul General of India, visited Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT). He wanted to catch up with cooperation projects between KIT and Indian partner institutions.

Zusammenarbeit zwischen NICT in Tokio und KIT
Collaboration between NICT in Tokyo and KIT

The Institute for Beam Physics and Technology (IBPT) at KIT and the Advanced ICT Research Institute at the National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT) in Tokyo plan to combine research activities. The collaboration, initiated by Dr. Erik Bründermann (IBPT) and Dr. Iwao Hosako (NICT), is governed by a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU). Both institutions shall encourage co-operation in the field of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) and Accelerator Research and Technology (ART) with consideration of lasers, topics of timing and synchronization, stability of systems, and data science.

Karlsruhe Dialogues: "Pluralistic Society and Its Enemies"
Karlsruhe Dialogues: "Pluralistic Society and Its Enemies"

Trump and Brexit, AfD and Front National, reluctance and distrust: open society is in distress - be it by nationalism, xenophobia or populism. In March, the 21st Karlsruhe Dialogues brought together experts, cultural activists and activists from many countries and cultures to discuss the future of a society in diversity.

Edit RedDot Überschrift der NewsDelegation des thailändischen Industrieministeriums zu Besuch am KIT
Delegation of Thai Ministry of Industry visits Institute of Production Science

16.02.2017: A delegation of the Thai Ministry of Industry, headed by Somchai Harnhirun (Permanent Secretary for Industry), Siriruj Chulakaratane (Director General of industrial Economics) and Decha Chatutananant (Director Policy & Strategy Bureau), visited the KIT and the Institute of Production Science (wbk) in order to exchange information and experience on the topic of Industry 4.0.

Delegation of MPEI
Visit of the Delegation of Moscow State Power Engineering Institute

On 24th and 25th of January, three representatives of Moscow Power Engineering Institute, Vice-Rector for Research, Prof. Viktor Dragunov, his deputy Prof. Alexander Volkov and Head of Energy Management Department, Dr. Alexander Krolin, visited KIT in order to get a general overview of research projects and cooperation possibilities in the field of environmentally friendly energy engineering.

2nd Workshop of the German-French Institute for Industry of the Future

On January 19, 2017, 43 participants of ENSAM and KIT met at the 2nd workshop of the German-French Institute for Industry of the Future (Institut franco-allemand pour l’industrie du futur). Four parallel sessions focused on planning joint research activities relating to production technology for future industry (production systems, robotics, virtual and augmented reality, and high-performance manufacturing processes).

Read more

Besuch der Southwest Jiaotong University
Besuch der Southwest Jiaotong University

Der Vizepräsident besuchte zusammen mit einer kleinen Delegation der Southwest Jiaotong University (SWJU)in Chengdu, China das KIT. Die Gäste hielten sich auf Einladung von Schaeffler in Deutschland. Thema des Besuchs am KIT war insbesondere die Sondierung von Kooperationsmöglichkeiten mit dem Zentrum Mobilitätssysteme, insbesondere im Bereich Eisenbahntechnologie. Nach einem Besuch bei SHARE, der gemeinsamen Forschungsstruktur des KIT und von Schaeffler, sowie am Zentrum Mobilitätssysteme wurde die Delegation von Prof. Thomas Hirth, Vizepräsident für Innovation und Internationales, empfangen.

Besuch der Chiba University, Chiba, Japan
Besuch der Chiba University, Chiba, Japan

Am 17.01. besuchte eine Delegation der Chiba University aus Japan das KIT. Die Chiba University führt derzeit im Auftrag des japanischen Wissenschaftsministeriums eine Studie zur Optimierung des Ingenieursstudiums an japanischen Universitäten durch. In diesem Zusammenhang informierten sich die Vertreter bei den Studiendekanen der Fakultäten für Maschinenbau (Prof. Carsten Proppe) und für Elektrotechnik und Informationstechnik (Prof. Sören Hohmann) über den Aufbau und die aktuellen Entwicklungen im Ingenieursstudium in Deutschland sowie am KIT.


Visit of the Counselor for Science and Technology of the French Embassy at KIT

On 24.11.2016, Dr. Jean-Jacques Pierrat, Counselor for Science and Technology of the French Embassy in Germany and Dr. Paul Alibert, Attaché for science and university cooperation of the French Embassy in Bavaria and Baden-Württemberg visited KIT. This was their second visit, as they had accompanied the French Ambassador HE Philippe Etienne to KIT in September 2015. After the official welcome address by Vice-President Professor Thomas Hirth, Mr. Pierrat gave an introduction to the department for science and technology of the French Embassy, whose task is to develop and intensify scientific cooperation between Germany and France. Professor Johannes Orphal and Professor Volker Schulze reported on the activities of the European Campus Eucor and the joint KIT-ENSAM Institute for the Industry of the Future. More


"KIT Alumni Volunteering"-Seminar
„KIT Alumni Volunteering“ Seminar

RSM Alumni and INTL organized „KIT Alumni Volunteering” Seminar which took place in Karlsruhe from November 20-22. Former students and scientists from abroad met at their alma mater to get an overview of KIT, the latest news and more information necessary to act as an ambassador for KIT in their home countries. The alumni are the first contact point for future students, scientists or cooperation partners who are interested in knowing more about KIT. During the workshop, the also discussed the best ways to support their alma mater in their home countries and the challenges they face in their volunteering work.

Besuch aus North Carolina
A visit from North Carolina on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the State-To-State program North Carolina – Baden-Württemberg

On the 10th of November, the Vice Chancellor (Provost) of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG), Professor Dr. Dana L. Dunn, together with representatives of other universities in the University of North Carolina system, visited KIT to mark the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the State-To-State Program between North Carolina and Baden-Wuerttemberg. Bernadette Dambacher, Director International Students Office (IStO) and Pascale Kohler, Director Regional Strategy & Information (RESI) welcomed the delegation of seven. In addition to a general presentation about KIT, Professor Gerd Gidion, scientific head of the Center of Technology-Enhanced Learning (ZML), and Andreas Sexauer, E-Learning Services, presented current projects in the area of digital learning.

Delegation Indonesien
Delegation from Indonesia visits Campus North

A delegation of Indonesia visited KIT Campus North on the afternoon of November 9, 2016. The 16 visitors of four different institutions belong to a Working group organized by the Indonesian Ministry of Economics. The visit took place in the frame of a workshop on battery technologies organized by the Fraunhofer ICT and the Fraunhofer IPA. The participants were particularly interested in technology monitoring and transfer. The service unit Innovation Management (IMA) of KIT received the group in the facilities of the research project Competence e, were the research on batteries was the focus. Besides a presentation of current research topics of the project, the delegation got an overview of KIT and its innovation activities.

Besuch einer Delegation der Konkuk University aus Südkorea
A visit by a delegation of the Konkuk University in South Korea

A delegation of the Konkuk University in South Korea visited KIT on November 9, 2016. This visit was particularly special for International Affairs because president Prof. Dr. Sang-Gi Min is an alumnus of the University of Karlsruhe and, thus, found his way back to his alma mater. In a general presentation about KIT, Pascale Kohler introduced the president to the changes in structure and organization of KIT due to the merger. The visit also included visits of institutes already cooperating with KUK. Two Korean scientists of KIT joined the delegation during their whole visit.

3. KIT-Alumni-Seminar Shanghai
3. KIT Alumnitreffen in Shanghai (2. – 4. November 2016)

Das KIT-Alumni-Seminar "Digital Transformation and Industry 4.0" brachte unsere Alumni sowie insgesamt acht Stipendiaten des Baden-Württemberg-STIPENDIUMs mit verschiedenen Instituten des KIT sowie lokalen Experten unserer chinesischen Partnerhochschulen und Forschungsorganisationen und globalen Akteuren in Verbindung. Ziel war eine Diskussion und Bewertung von Konzepten und Potenzialen für zukünftige digitale Transformationen und Technologien. Unter dem spannenden Thema “Digital Transformation and Industrie 4.0” fand das KIT Alumni Seminar von 2.-4. November diesmal an der Shanghai Jiao Tong University statt.

Start your career

You are an international student, intern or doctoral candidate who is about to graduate soon? Or you are a postdoctoral researcher and you would like to start a career as a young professional in the German labor market?

Professor Dr. Thomas Hirth, Vice President for Innovation and International Affairs, will welcome you together with representatives of the KIT service units International Affairs (INTL)Career Service and Karlsruhe House of Young Scientists (KHYS) in cooperation with Karlsruhe TechnologyRegion  (Welcome Center TRK). 

Please register here.

Registration for individual counselling is required and by appointment only.
After the event there will be the opportunity to chat to and network with all the speakers and enjoy small snacks and drinks.

Einmal CHina und zurück
Einmal China und zurück

Am 27.09.2016 wurde am KIT Chinesisch gesprochen! Im Rahmen der „International Networking Days“ fand am 27.09. der China-Tag am KIT statt. Die Mitarbeiter und Studierende des KIT erwartete ein vielfältiges Programm, das die DE Internationales (INTL) zusammengestellt hatte, um die Aktivitäten mit China am KIT zu präsentieren.,. Das interkulturelle Training – Einstieg in das Wissenschaftssystem Chinas – bot einen Einblick in das Wissenschaftssystem Chinas. Der Meilenstein-Workshop zum Projekt „Strategische Partnerschaften für gemeinsame Innovationen – KIT in der Provinz Jiangsu und dem Großraum Shanghai“, an dem auch der DAAD teilnahm, gab einen Überblick über das Projekt sowie den aktuellen Entwicklungsstand. Der anschließende Vortrag zum Thema „Made in China 2025“, gehalten von Konsul Zhu Weige vom Generalkonsulat der Volksrepublik China in Frankfurt, lieferte Informationen zu diesem Thema aus erster Quelle.

Fünfte HeKKSaGOn-Konferenz am KIT

Japan und Deutschland gehören zu den innovativsten Ländern der Welt und stehen vor ähnlichen Herausforderungen, wie dem demografischen Wandel, der Digitalisierung oder der globalen Erwärmung. Das Netzwerk HeKKSaGOn mit den Universitäten Heidelberg, Kyoto, Karlsruhe, Sendai, Göttingen und Osaka erarbeitet hierfür gemeinsame Lösungen und zielt auf eine stärkere internationale Zusammenarbeit in den Feldern Wissenschaft, Technik, Wirtschaft und Kultur. Ende September trafen sich japanische und deutsche Wissenschaftler verschiedener Disziplinen zu der 5. HeKKSaGOn-Konferenz am KIT. Unter dem Motto „Fostering Student Mobility to shape tomorrow’s Researchers and Innovators“ beschlossen die Partner, den akademischen Austausch von Nachwuchswissenschaftlern zu stärken, durch gemeinsame Promotions- und regelmäßige Austauschprogramme.  (...)

International Networking Days 2016
International Networking Days 2016

Mit den International Networking Days 2016 von Montag, 26. September bis Mittwoch, 28. September 2016 am KIT Campus Süd möchten wir das vielfältige Spektrum der Internationalisierung am KIT aufzeigen und für Sie unmittelbar erlebbar machen. Unter dem Motto „Informieren – Austauschen – Vernetzen“ stellen wir allen interessierten Mitgliedern des KIT in verschiedenen Workshops und Vorträgen ausgewählte internationale Kooperationsprojekte vor und zeigen Ihnen die Möglichkeiten, und die Mehrwerte der Ausgestaltung einer internationalen Beteiligung auf.

Stellen Sie sich aus den angebotenen Veranstaltungen Ihr individuelles Programm zusammen, um Einblicke in die Internationalisierungsaktivitäten am KIT zu erhalten.

Delegation der Thammasat Universität mit Prof. Dr. Thomas Hirth
Thammasat University visiting KIT

On 15th June the rector of the Thammasat University (TU) in Bangkok and the director of the Sirindhorn International Institute of Technology (SIIT) visited KIT together with scientists and researchers from their institutions. Professor Thomas Hirth, Vice President for Innovation and International Affairs, welcomed the delegation. (...) The visit was focused on cooperation talks regarding the thematic setting to be of the Memorandum of Understanding which has been in existence since 2002 between TU and KIT. Thematic overlaps have been identified in the areas of water basin management, electronics and building materials. The Thai guests shew also great interest in establishing exchange programs for students and PhD candidates as well as in double degree programs in the long run. (...)

Tongji 7
"Entrepreneure weltweit - Tongji University meets KIT

Am 07.06.2016 fand das erste Dienstagstreffen im neu eröffneten Coworking-Space der PionierGarage, dem Launchpad, statt. An diesem Abend durften die Pioniere eine Studentengruppe der Tongji University als Gäste begrüßen.

Zwei Pioniere hat ihre aktuellen Projekte vorgestellt und zusammen mit den chinesischen Studenten diskutiert, ob diese Konzepte auch in China interessant wären.

Leon Pietschmann präsentierte [], eine Plattform zur Vermittlung von Überführungsfahrten.Karl Lorey konnte mit seinem neuesten Projekt „German IT Jobs“, das den Fachkräftemangel in Deutschland durch ausländische IT-Spezialisten reduzieren soll, ein spannendes Phänomen erläutern, welches im Anschluss zu einer interessanten Diskussion führte. (...)

“Tongji on Tracks”- Entrepreneurship and Innovation Workshop am Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT)

Letzte Woche hat “Tongji on Tracks”, welches aus 14 Studierenden aus verschiedenen Disziplinen der Tongji University besteht, das KIT besucht. Die Abteilung Regionalstrategie & Information (ReSI) von der DE Internationales und das Institut für Entrepreneurship, Technologie-Management und Innovation (Entechnon) haben diese Aktivität zusammen organisiert.

Die Tongji University zählt zu den Elite-Universitäten Chinas. Seit 2015 ist die Tongji University im Rahmen des vom DAAD geförderten Projekts „strategische Partnerschaften für gemeinsame Innovation- KIT in der Provinz Jiangsu und dem Großraum Shanghai“ eine strategische Partneruniversität des  KIT geworden.

Prof. Dr. Orestis Tezidis hat den zweitägigen Workshop geleitet. Während des Workshops hat Prof. Terzidis den jungen Studierenden Grundbegriffe im Entrepreneurship erklärt. (...)

Delegationsbesuch aus Santa Catarina, Brasilien
Besuch aus Santa Catarina, Brasilien

Der Minister für Internationale Angelegenheiten des brasilianischen Bundesstaates Santa Catarina, Carlos Adauto Virmond Vieira, besuchte am 10. Juni 2016 in Begleitung von Vertretern der Badisch-Südbrasilianischen Gesellschaft das KIT. Die fünfköpfige Delegation wurde vom Bereichsleiter V, Prof. Johannes Blümer begrüßt. Neben einer allgemeinen Vorstellung des KIT stand die Besprechung des Kooperationsvorhabens unter Federführung des Instituts für Mikrostrukturtechnik (IMT) mit Universitäten in Santa Catarina im Fokus. Im Gespräch mit dem VP Innovation und Internationales, Prof. Thomas Hirth, wurde betont, dass die langjährige Zusammenarbeit mit der südbrasilianischen Region Brasiliens durch das Projekt noch einmal aufgewertet werden könnte. Gemeinsam wurden Möglichkeiten besprochen, die Weiterentwicklung des Projekts south Brasil/Alemanha X-ray Imaging Network (s-BrAXIN) zu fördern.

12th Humboldt-Tag at KIT 27th October 2016

For the now eleventh time, the International Scholars and Welcome Office (IScO) of the KIT is bringing together outstanding scientists, experts for researchers mobility and representatives of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. Young scientists and young researchers are able to learn how internationalism in the world of Humboldt researchers works.

27th October 2016
Building 11.30, Neuer Senatssaal

Chinesische Delegation aus Jiangsu besucht wbk am KIT
Chinesische Delegation aus Jiangsu besucht das KIT

Nach einem Empfang durch Vizepräsident für Innovation und Internationales, Prof. Dr. Hirth, besuchte die chinesische Delegation die Bioliq-Anlage sowie den Solar-Speicher-Park am Campus Nord und führte unter anderem Gespräche mit der Dienstleistungseinheit Innovationsmanagement (IMA). Die chinesische Provinz Jiangsu gehört zu den wirtschaftlich stärksten der Volksrepublik. Um die Zusammenarbeit zwischen Baden-Württemberg und Jiangsu strategisch zu koordinieren, treffen sich Vertreter beider Regionen bereits seit 1986 regelmäßig in einer Arbeitsgruppe. Deren 23. Sitzung fand Anfang Juni in Freiburg statt. Während ihrem Delegationsbesuch im Vorfeld dessen besuchte die Delegation auch das wbk Institut für Produktionstechnik am KIT, um sich über konkrete Formen einer zukünftigen Zusammenarbeit auszutauschen und über aktuelle Forschungsprojekte im Bereich Industrie 4.0 zu informieren.
Mehr in den News und im Intranet.

HeKKSaGOn Konferenz 2016

In diesem Jahr wird die 5. Japanisch-Deutsche HeKKSaGOn-Konferenz unter dem Motto “Fostering Student Mobility to shape tomorrow’s Researchers and Innovators” am Donnerstag und Freitag, 29. und 30. September 2016 am KIT stattfinden. Dabei werden ca. 120 Wissenschaftlerinnen und Wissenschaftler sowie die Präsidenten und der Rektor der sechs HeKKSaGOn-Partneruniversitäten (Heidelberg, Kyoto, KIT, Tohoku University in Sendai, Göttingen und Osaka) am KIT erwartet, um in acht interdisziplinären Arbeitsgruppen den Stand der Wissenschaft zu den entscheidenden gesellschaftlichen Fragen der Zukunft zu diskutieren.

European Campus
Thinking Knows No Bounds: European Campus inaugurated The KIT as well as the universities of Basel, Freiburg, Strasbourg and Upper Alsace founded the first network of European universities which gives the five universities the opportunity to act together. With a ceremonial act in the Palais Universitaire in Strasbourg "Eucor - The European Campus" was inaugurated on May 11th, 2016.
KIT holt herausragenden Experimentalphysiker nach Deutschland zurück
KIT holt herausragenden Experimentalphysiker nach Deutschland zurück Deutschlands höchstdotierter Preis für Forscher aus dem Ausland, die Alexander von Humboldt-Professur, ging am 3. Mai in Berlin an Professor Wolfgang Wernsdorfer. Der Begründer der molekularen Spin-Elektronik kehrt nun von Frankreich nach Deutschland zurück: Ab 1. Juni 2016 wird Wernsdorfer am Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT) an der Entwicklung künftiger Quantencomputer forschen. Den Forschungspreis, dotiert mit einem Preisgeld von fünf Millionen Euro, überreichten die Staatssekretärin im Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung Cornelia Quennet-Thielen und der Präsident der Alexander von Humboldt-Stiftung Professor Helmut Schwarz. Mehr
ProRef - Programming course for refugees in Karlsruhe

A team around researchers from the KIT are offering a basic course in the field of computer sciences and Java programming for refugees in Karlsruhe. Each lesson will consist of a concise lecture and a subsequent hands-on session, during which you will be guided to develop your first, very own small programs on the computers in the lab. After attending all six classes you will receive a certificate of participation.

Classes are Tuesdays and Wednesdays. The next beginner's course will start on

Tuesday, June 21st 2016, 17:30 - 19:30, in the computer labs of the economics faculty of the KIT university, on the south entry of building 11.40, Englerstr. 14, 76131 Karlsruhe


Website ProRef
Hochschulmesse in Südamerika
Vertretung des KIT bei HS-Messen an Deutschen Schulen in Südamerika Anfang März haben Alumni des KIT uns bei Unimessen an den Deutschen Schulen in Lima und Arequipa, Peru und in Quito und Guayaquil, Ecuador vertreten. Diese Unimessen werden an ausgewählten Deutschen Schulen jährlich organisiert, um die Schüler über die Studienmöglichkeiten an deutschen Hochschulen zu informieren. Hierbei wird auch den Eltern die Gelegenheit gegeben, die teilnehmenden Universitätsvertreter und ihre Einrichtungen kennenzulernen. Üblicherweise besteht das Programm aus Präsentationen der anwesenden Hochschulen und Informationsständen.
2 Humboldt fellows at once join FLUTE at KIT
There and back again: Two Humboldt Fellows at Once join FLUTE at KIT Gudrun Niehues and Stefan Funkner joined the department of Erik Bründermann and the new FLUTE facility for their research projects as Fellows of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. Link_more
Kyoto University Winter School 2016
KIT PhDs at the Kyoto University Winter School 2016 13 Doktoranden des KIT aus unterschiedlichen Disziplinen der Naturwissenschaften erhalten im Rahmen der HeKKSaGOn-Initiative ein Stipendium der Kyoto Universität für die Teilnahme an der Kyoto Winter School vom 14.bis 26. Februar 2016. Das Stipendium beinhaltet Reise- und Aufenthaltskosten sowie die Option auf eine Verlängerung des Forschungsaufenthaltes um bis zu vier Wochen. Die Nachwuchswissenschaftler werden während ihres Aufenthaltes in Kyoto an verschiedenen Vorlesungen und Workshops international anerkannter Wissenschaftler der sechs HeKKSaGOn-Universitäten teilnehmen. Zudem stehen Kompaktsprachkurse sowie ein umfangreiches kulturelles Rahmenprogramm für alle Teilnehmerinnen und Teilnehmer auf der Agenda. Neben Doktoranden aus Karlsruhe nehmen Nachwuchswissenschaftler der beiden anderen deutschen HeKKSaGOn-Partner, der Universität Heidelberg und der Universität Göttingen, zusammen mit ihren Counterparts der Kyoto University teil. Link_more
Delegation from HIT On December 8, 2015 a delegation, including the professors doctor Qianfan Zhang and doctor Chengyan Xu, of Harbin Institute of Technology visited KIT. Aim of the visit was to sound out the cooperation potential of the two universities. After a brief round of introduction, the three-person delegation went to different institutes and faculties. The group was welcomed by the professors doctor Sören Hohmann (Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology), doctor Ulrich Lemmer (Light Technology Institute), doctor Jürgen Becker (Institute for Information Processing Technologies) as well as doctor Gunnar Adams (Institute for Technology and Management in Construction). Besides joint discussion rounds the inspection of laboratories at the Light Technology Institute has been provided on the agenda. For the future HIT and KIT plan a common Memorandum of Understanding.
Karrieremesse Auswärtiges Amt
Karrieremesse Internationale Organisationen Am Samstag, den 23. Januar 2016, veranstaltet das Auswärtige Amt seine jährliche Karrieremesse „Berufstätigkeit in internationalen Organisationen und europäischen Institutionen“ in Berlin. Vertreter von über 40 internationalen Organisationen und europäischen Institutionen sowie Nachwuchsförderprogrammen beantworten auf der Messe Fragen zu Einstiegsmöglichkeiten und Karrierechancen. Studierende, Hochschulabsolventen und Berufstätige, die an einer internationalen Tätigkeit interessiert sind, können sich in persönlichen Gesprächen, an Messeständen, bei Präsentationen und durch Erfahrungsberichte über Berufsbilder und den Arbeitsalltag in internationalen Organisationen und europäischen Institutionen informieren. Link_more
Eröffnungsfeier Demonstrations- und Innovationszentrum in Suzhou
Eröffnungsfeier Demonstrations- und Innovationszentrum in Suzhou Am 26. November wurde das „Industry 4.0 Demonstration and Innovation Center“ des KIT in Suzhou feierlich eröffnet. Auf der Feier wurden mehr als 200 Teilnehmer aus Industrie, Wirtschaft sowie Hochschulen erwartet. Hochrangige Repräsentanten der Baden-Württemberg Regierung, der deutschen Botschaft in China sowie vom Co-Organisator Bosch Rexroth waren ebenfalls anwesend. Ziel des Zentrums ist es mit der smarten Produktionslinie Industrie 4.0 Lösungen für die deutschen und chinesischen Firmen in der Provinz Jiangsu und Shanghai sowie in ganz China anzubieten und die Industrie 4.0 sowie „Made in China 2025“ schnell und stabil auf dem chinesischen Markt durchzusetzen und voranzutreiben.
Alumnitreffen in Concepción Derzeit findet das 4. KIT Alumni-Expertenseminar in Concepción, Chile, zum Thema “Production and Storage of Renewable Energy” statt. Deutsche und chilenische Wissenschaftler diskutieren mit den 25 Alumni aus Chile, Argentinien, Brasilien und Ecuador über den bestmöglichen Energiemix, die neue Politik der chilenischen Regierung “Energía 2050“ und deutsch-chilenische Projekte in Forschung und Lehre zum Thema erneuerbare Energien und nachhaltige Ressourcennutzung. Am 28. November schließt das Seminar mit dem Besuch einer Zellulosefabrik und einer Kohlemine.
The Energy Production and Infrastructure Center (EPIC)
KIT students leave a good impression at our partner university UNCC EPIC (The Energy Production and Infrastructure Center) is a busy place. After a six-month assignment, we just said goodbye to our KIT interns. The work they did and contributions made to EPIC were invaluable and we look forward to continuing to grow this partnership.


Französischer Botschafter besuchte das KIT

Die französische Delegation bestehend aus: Philippe Étienne, französischer Botschafter in der Bundesrepublik Deutschland; Nicolas Eybalin, Französischer Generalkonsul für Baden-Württemberg; Paul Alibert, Französischer Hochschulattaché für Zusammenarbeit in der Wissenschaft und Jean-Jaques Pierrat, Botschaftsrat für Wissenschaft und Technologie, besuchte am 21. September das Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT), um sich einen Überblick über aktuelle deutsch-französische Kooperationsprojekte zu verschaffen.



United Nations GCF Scholarship Program - Pilot starts with KIT At the initiative of the Institute for Regional Science (IFR), KIT participates as of 2016 in the United Nations Green Climate Fund Scholarship Program. During the 5-year pilot phase, each year 20 scholarship holders from developing countries will take up studies at KIT in order to influence, as future experts, the environmental industry and legislation in their countries of origin within the meaning of sustainable climate concepts.

You can find older news in our News Archive.