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Why KIT

KIT - The research university in the Helmholtz association – You can build on an excellent infrastructure, based on our integrated teaching and research. We are involved in the national Helmholtz research program GeoEnergy and a member of the KIT-centers of Energy and of Climate & Environment.

KIT - Top ranked and highly reputed by employers – KIT’s wide spectrum of applied research offers you advanced courses in our engineering faculty. We are a member of the State's ThinkTank „Innovative Resources Strategies“, an association of industry, politics and academia.

KIT - Enginnering ties- We are hosted in the Faculty of Civil Engineering, Geo - and Environmental Sciences and collaborate with Geophysics, Geoecology, Civil Engineering and Material Sciences both in our student's curicula and research.

Geosciences @KIT is applied! - All aspects of applied geosciences are represented by our Chairs, who also work with SMEs and industry. Whether GeoEnergy & GeoResources, Hydrogeology & Engineering Geology, or Mineralogy & Geochemistry, our research addresses major challenges faced by society. 

Geosciences @KIT is top ranked! - We are ranked number one Geoscience Research in Germany in 2018. Our colleagues are called for professorships nation-wide, in 2017 Prof. Schäfer to the university Jena, Prof. Neumann to TU Berlin, and Prof. Butscher to TU Freiberg.

Karlsruhe - sunshine in South-West Germany - Karlsruhe with a population of more than 300.000 offers a variety of student life and sites to relax. It is among the sunniests cities in Germany, next to the Rhine river and surrounded by vineyards in the hilly Kraichgau, Black Forest and French Vosges.

 

Our mission

As one of the largest group of Applied Geosciences in Germany we educate our students to become highly qualified and critical-thinking graduates.  Our fundamental and applied research in collaboration with offices and industry allows us to deal with real-world problems and offer hands-on traning for our students.

Our values

We welcome students and researchers from all ethic and geographic background. As globally working faculty we encourage tolerance and intercultural exchange.

Our vision

We strive to  become one of the leading institutions in Applied Geosciences in Central Europe.