About KIT

On October 01, 2009, the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) was founded by a merger of Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe and Universität Karlsruhe.

Description: KIT flagKIT 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.


With KIT, an institution of excellent international research and teaching in natural sciences and engineering is being established.

  •     KIT will attract the best experts from all over the world.
  •     KIT will set standards in teaching and promotion of young scientists.
  •     KIT will become the leading European center of energy research.
  •     KIT will play a role in nanosciences that will be visible worldwide.
  •     KIT will be a leading innovation partner of industry.


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PhD Programs

The KIT PhD programs offer the opportunity to acquire a doctor’s degree within a research program and a structured qualification concept. The PhD programs focus on the training of PhD students in seminal research topics and the support of their individual career development and scientific self-reliance. Furthermore, the programs assists early networking, internationalization and interdisciplinary cooperation of postgraduates.

KIT offers young scientists a variety of PhD programs: Graduate schools, Research training groups and PhD proups in several disciplines.

Graduate Schools

  •     BioInterfaces International Graduate School Description: (sponsor: HGF, announcer: Uwe Strähle)
  •     Graduate School for Climate and Environment (GRACE) Description: (sponsor: HGF, announcer: Stefan Hinz)
  •     Karlsruhe School of Optics and Photonics (KSOP) Description: (sponsor: DFG, announcer: Ulrich Lemmer)
  •     Karlsruhe School of Elementary Particle and Astroparticle Physics: Science and Technology (KSETA) Description: (sponsor: DFG, announcer: Johannes Blümer)

 Research Training Groups

  •     Information Engineering + Management: A Market Engineering Perspective (IME) Description: (sponsor: DFG, announcer: Christof Weinhardt)
  •     Self-organising Sensor-Actuator-Networks Description: (sponsor: DFG, announcer: Uwe D. Hanebeck)
  •     Analysis, Simulation and Design of nanotechnological Processes Description: (sponsor: DFG, announcer: Marlis Hochbruck)
  •     Process chains in manufacturing: Interaction, modelling and evaluation of process zones  Description: DFG, announcer: Volker Schulze)
  •     Elementarteilchenphysik bei höchster Energie und höchster Präzision (sponsor: DFG, announcer: Dieter Zeppenfeld)
  •     Intelligent Surgery: Entwicklung neuer computerbasierter Methoden für den Arbeitsplatz der Zukunft in der Weichteilchirurgie Description: (sponsor: DFG, announcer: Heinz Wörn)
  •     Energy Related Catalysis Description: (sponsor: HGF, announcer: Olaf Deutschmann)
  •     Helmholtz International Research School for Teratronics Description: (sponsor: HGF, announcer: Juerg Leuthold)
  •     Mechanisms and Interactions of Climate Change in Mountain Regions MICMoR Description: (sponsor: HGF, announcer: Hans Peter Schmidt)
  •     Energy Scenarios – Construction, Assesment and Impact (sponsor: HGF, announcer: Armin Grunwald)

Other Programmes

  •     Graduate Program Service Research Description: (announcer: Stefan Nickel, Ralf Reussner, Gerhard Satzger, Rudi Studer, Christof Weinhardt
  •     Promotionskolleg Gefügestrukturanalyse und Prozessbewertung Description: (announcer: Britta Nestler)
  •     Promotionskolleg e-drive Description: (KIT und Daimler) (announcer: Ellen Ivers-Tiffée)
  •     KIC Inno Energy PhD-School Description: (Sprecher: Hans-Jörg Bauer)


Matthias Keller
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