More than just Education
KIT / Universität Karlsruhe (TH)
Established in 1825 and, therefore, the oldest of all of the German Institutes of Technology, the Universität Karlsruhe (TH) has long been internationally recognized as one of the leading institutions for the education of engineers worldwide.
As a consequence, the region around Karlsruhe offers the highest per capita research and development expenditure in Europe and, correspondingly, the highest density of researchers, scientists and engineers in Germany. In October 2006, the Universität Karlsruhe was awarded the status of 'Elite University', thanks to participation in a national competition hosted by the German Science Foundation. 2009, the Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe and the Universität Karlsruhe merged to the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), a public corporation under Baden-Württemberg law. KIT is a state university with research and teaching - and at the same time a large-scale research institution of the Helmholtz Association pursuing program-oriented research.
With more than 9,000 employees and an annual budget of about EUR 785 million, KIT is one of the biggest research and education institutions worldwide and has the potential of reaching a top position in selected research areas on an international level. The objective is to turn KIT into an institution of top research, excellent scientific education, and a prominent location of academic life, life-long learning, comprehensive advanced training, unrestricted exchange of know-how, and sustainable innovation culture.