Karlsruhe Institute of Technology

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Contact Kaiserstraße 12, Karlsruhe, 76131, Germany

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Karlsruhe Institute of Technology was only officially established in 2009, following the merger of the University of Karlsruhe and the Karlsruhe Research Center.

Its predecessor’s roots, however, stretch back much further. The University of Karlsruhe was established in 1825, while the KRC was founded as a nuclear research facility, previously called Kernforschungszentrum Karlsruhe, in 1956.

KIT has several campuses in Karlsruhe, the second biggest city in the sate of Baden-Württemberg. The north campus north is located in the town’s administrative district, while its south campus is in the heart of the city centre. 

Since 1902, the university has also been referred to as the Fridericiana, an homage to Grand Duke Friedrich I of Baden, who officially elevated the University of Karlsruhe to Hochschule status – making it a fully-fledged university in the late 19thcentury.

Many of the most significant inventions and innovations started life at KIT. Former students include Karl Friedrich Benz, the automobile engineer who designed the “Benz Patent Motorcar”, widely considered the first practical car; and Karl Ferdinand Braun, who developed the cathode ray tube commonly used in televisions.

The Institute can also lay claim to six Nobel laureates, including the 1909 winner for physics, Ferdinand Braun; Fritz Haber , who won the chemistry prize in 1918; and, most recently, Herman Staudinger who won for chemistry in 1953.

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology is a member of the TU9 German Institutes of Technology, which represents the largest and most prestigious engineering and technology specialist universities in the country. It employees about 9,300 people, and hosts some 25,000 students. 

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Category of Education Business and Economics, Technology and Engineering, Computer Sciense and IT, Physical Science, Education, Psychology, Social Science, Arts and Humanities

Location

Germany
Kaiserstraße 12, Karlsruhe, 76131, Germany

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What you will immediately notice while studying in Karlsruhe is the sheer amount of research that is done at the university. Walk through an institute and you’ll find a seemingly endless amount of bachelor thesis topics and master thesis topics....

What you will immediately notice while studying in Karlsruhe is the sheer amount of research that is done at the university. Walk through an institute and you’ll find a seemingly endless amount of bachelor thesis topics and master thesis topics. Furthermore KIT supports student development with free language courses for students, several offerings to learn soft skills to complement the hard skill knowledge you gain.

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In my field of electrical engineering KIT is a perfect university to study at. They provide a large field of directions to specialize in, cooperations with companies as well as the tightly connected research facility in the north of Karlsruhe. A...

In my field of electrical engineering KIT is a perfect university to study at. They provide a large field of directions to specialize in, cooperations with companies as well as the tightly connected research facility in the north of Karlsruhe. A lot of international students and many student groups allow a broad student's life where everyone can find a way to live out his or her passions. KIT is located in the southwestern town of Karlsruhe, which is of a good size for students, has interesting bars and some clubs. Furthermore Karlsruhe is a bicycle town, which means that you can reach every part of the city by bike. Highly recommendable.

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As an EE Bachelor Student (called Electrical Engineering and Information Technology) at the KIT I can advise you to think twice before applying here. First off the things the Uni and Faculty don't let you know is how unorganized the entire system...

As an EE Bachelor Student (called Electrical Engineering and Information Technology) at the KIT I can advise you to think twice before applying here. First off the things the Uni and Faculty don't let you know is how unorganized the entire system of the University is, especially in this studies. FORGET ANY SORT OF VACATION. Only Holidays are given as required by law but if you expect to have a summer or winter or spring break then you are at the wrong place. It is a full time job to study here, until now (6 Semesters) I have gotten maximum 3 weeks/year vacation from exams and lectures. Would not recommend it for any foreign/international students. Other than that the exams in the Corona times were both poorly managed and also made more difficult in order to give the students the "elite" experience of University in pandemic times. The Pros for this Uni are that everyone here is suffering together and that the library used to be open 24/7 before the pandemic, as well as the ability to have some variety in courses to choose from which is to be expected from any mid to high tier University.

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Computer Science at the KIT is very good as far as i can tell, only about two third of the courses are mandatory while the rest is completely customizable from different directions of computer science like kognitive systems, security or...

Computer Science at the KIT is very good as far as i can tell, only about two third of the courses are mandatory while the rest is completely customizable from different directions of computer science like kognitive systems, security or logic.__The mandatory courses all felt significant so I fully understand why they wouldn't want to make those optional. __I also love the campus which is small enough to get everywhere very well and close to a park ehich is awesome during summer. It's also close to the city centre, so it's easily reachalbe by tram and bike equally.

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