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Karlsruhe Institute of Technology

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology

The Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) is a public research university and one of the largest research and education institutions in Germany.

KIT was created in 2009 when the University of Karlsruhe (Universität Karlsruhe), founded in 1825 as public research university and also known as “Fridericiana”, merged with the Karlsruhe Research Center Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe, which was originally established as a national nuclear research center in 1956.

KIT is one of the leading universities in the Engineering and Natural Sciences in Europe, ranking sixth overall in citation impact.KIT is a member of the TU9 German Institutes of Technology e.V. As part of the German Universities Excellence Initiative KIT was accredited with the excellence status in 2006. In the 2011 performance ranking of scientific papers, Karlsruhe ranked first in Germany and among the top ten universities in Europe in engineering and natural sciences.

University highlights

  • Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) has about 25,000 students, including more than 4,000 international undergraduate and graduate students and over 500 visiting and exchange students
  • Is one of the world’s largest research and teaching facilities
  • The institution focuses on technical education, specifically engineering, and the physical and natural sciences
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