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Karlsruhe Institute of Technology

The Karlsruhe Institute of Technology KIT is the research university in the Helmholtz Association and focuses its cutting-edge research on the fields of energy, mobility, and information. As the only German university of excellence with national large-scale research, KIT offers its students, researchers, and employees unique learning, teaching, and working conditions. More than half of the 9,000 KIT employees work in research, for example in the natural sciences, engineering, economics, humanities, and social sciences. The scientists consider innovation to be one of their central tasks: KIT not only creates and imparts knowledge for society and the environment, but also uses it to develop applications for industry. One focus is on the field of technology assessment: The institute offers policy-makers, industry, and society approaches to solutions for exploiting the potential of technical progress while minimizing its risks. KIT's goal is to contribute to meeting global challenges through research in a continuous exchange with society.

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  • Information

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  • Information

    IT security begins with the design of a software system. In an interview, Anne Koziolek, Professor of Software Engineering at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), explains what is important…

  • Information

    In our networked world, digital infrastructures matter. They are becoming a basic requirement of daily life. As the central lifeblood of our society, the internet and telecommunications are…

  • Energy

    To achieve the energy transition, the energy system must be rethought. The key to this lies in digitalization. Scientists at the Helmholtz research centers are working together to unearth this digital…

  • Energy

    Leaving the fossil fuel era behind us is both a mammoth task and a balancing act. To ensure that the energy turnaround succeeds in time, experts at Helmholtz are working on solutions across a broad…


Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT)

Kaiserstraße 12 76131 Karlsruhe Campus Nord: Hermann-von-Helmholtz-Platz 1
76344 Eggenstein-Leopoldshafen

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