About Us

As a large research and education institution, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) is in permanent dialog with its stakeholders in politics, science, industry, and the public. KIT communicates science and its findings to citizens, but also receives impetus from society and integrates it in its work. Dialog with society is one element of our mission as University of Excellence.

One of the measures to foster KIT’s interaction with society is the KIT Science Week. This idea was born when writing the successful proposal for the University of Excellence. The event took place for the first time from October 5 to 10, 2021. It  combines a scientific conference for renowned researchers from all over the world with events for the public. Dialogic formats also enable an intensive exchange with citizens. In this context, KIT cooperates closely with the city and other regional stakeholders.

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KIT is University of Excellence

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KIT Science Week as Part of the Excellence Strategy

The new event will take place for the first time in 2021 and will combine a scientific conference with top researchers with dialogue formats for intensive exchange with citizens, and other public science events.