The Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) represents the merger of the Universität Karlsruhe with the Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe. Both partners are joining their forces in KIT in order to achieve an unprecedented quality of cooperation. With roundabout 8000 employees and an annual budget of about 700 million Euros, KIT has the potential of becoming a leading institution in selected science disciplines in the world.
With the decision of the Federal Republic of Germany and the federal state of Baden-Württemberg to have both institutions merge in a public corporation from 2009, the legal and political prerequi-sites have been created for the trend-setting KIT model.
KIT will become an institution of top research and excellent academic education as well as a prominent location of academic life, life-long learning, comprehensive advanced training, unrestricted exchange of know-how, and sustainable innovation culture.
The vision has become true.
Since the 1st of October 2009 the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) is inaugurated.