On October 01, 2009, the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) was founded by a merger of Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe and Universität Karlsruhe.
KIT bundles the missions of both precursory institutions: A university of the state of Baden-Wuerttemberg with teaching and research tasks and a large-scale research institution of the Helmholtz Association conducting program-oriented provident research on behalf of the Federal Republic of Germany. Within these missions, KIT is operating along the three strategic fields of action of research, teaching, and innovation.
Research, Teaching, Innovation – The Three Pillars of KIT Competence
KIT is among the leading engineering research institutions worldwide. As a member of the Helmholtz Association, the largest science organization in Germany, our institution makes major contributions to top national and international research.
In 60 study courses, KIT students acquire knowledge and skills for new scientific breakthroughs and the development of viable applications. Combination of the strengths of the University and Research Center is the basis of excellent education and advanced training.
Research results are not only intended to be of theoretical use, but to be applied in practice. The KIT Innovation Management Service Unit supports the direct transfer of new findings, innovative ideas, or know-how to industry and society.