Holger Hanselka, President of KIT, and Thomas Hirth, Vice-President for Innovation and International Affairs, on the KIT Science Week
Holger Hanselka

Experiencing and Shaping Dialog

Professor Holger Hanselka has been President of Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) since 2013. In the past eight years, he  successfully led the university through a fundamental transformation process and the  Germany-wide competition of all universities for excellence. In addition to top-class research and an authentic university culture, he  relies on intensive exchange between science and society, which will now be fostered by the KIT Science Week.   

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Thomas Hirrth

Living the Change

Professor Thomas Hirth, Vice President for Innovation and International Affairs of Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), advocates for researchers assuming responsibility and taking on the grand global challenges of humankind in exchange with all actors in society. He thinks: The Science Week is an ideal space for doing so. In this interview he reveals the idea behind the Science Week and how he plans to bring science and society together with such innovative types of events.

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