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Karlsruhe Institute of Technology

University in Karlsruhe established in 2009 from the merger of the University of Karlsruhe and the Karlsruhe Research Center
By James Barham, PhD

The Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) is a direct descendent of the University of Karlsruhe, founded in 1825 on the model of the French polytechnic institute.

In 1865, Grand Duke Friedrich I of Baden promoted the school to Hochschule (college) status, for which reason the school was long known as the “Fridericiana.”

In 1885 the school was renamed the Technische Hochschule Karlsruhe (College of Technology, Karlsruhe).

In 1956 a German national nuclear research facility was founded under the name of the Karlsruhe Research Center. In 2009, the university and the research center were merged and renamed the KIT.

Today, the KIT consists of 11 “faculties” (schools), with a total student population of approximately 25,000 spread over five campuses around the city of Karlsruhe and three other campuses located elsewhere in Germany.

In addition, the KIT runs a geophysical observatory, the Black Forest Observatory, in cooperation with Stuttgart University.

The KIT is linked to six Nobel Prize–winners, some of whom are listed below. Other distinguished KIT-connected people include the following:

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  • Mathematician, Johann Jakob Balmer
  • Engineer, industrialist, Karl Friedrich Benz
  • Physicist, Nobel laureate, Karl Ferdinand Braun
  • Chemist, Nobel laureate, Fritz Haber
  • Mathematician, George Hamel
  • Physicist, Heinrich Hertz
  • Biochemist, Georg von Hevesy
  • Telecommunications engineer, computer software entrepreneur, Dietmar Hopp
  • Physicist, Otto Lehmann
  • Architect, Ludwig Levy
  • Computer software entrepreneur, Hasso Plattner
  • Chemist, Nobel laureate, Leopold Ružička
  • Computer scientist, Peter Sanders
  • Architect, Amin Shokrollahi
  • Engineer, industrialist, Emil Škoda
  • Architect, Albert Speer
  • Chemist, Nobel laureate, Hermann Staudinger
  • Computer scientist, Karl Steinbuch
  • Engineer, industrialist, August Thyssen
  • Chemist, Georg Wilhelm Steinkopf
  • Physicist, Edward Teller
  • Physicist, computer software entrepreneur, Klaus Tschira
  • Architect, Oswald Mathias Ungers
  • Chemist, Helmut Zahn

From Wikipedia

The Karlsruhe Institute of Technology is a public research university and one of the largest research and educational institutions in Germany. KIT was created in 2009 when the University of Karlsruhe , founded in 1825 as a public research university and also known as the "Fridericiana", merged with the Karlsruhe Research Center , which had originally been established in 1956 as a national nuclear research center .

Source: Wikipedia

What is Karlsruhe Institute of Technology known for?

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Chemistry
#96 World Rank
Engineering
#113 World Rank
Computer Science
#144 World Rank
Physics
#175 World Rank
Earth Sciences
#196 World Rank
Mathematics
#292 World Rank
Business
#359 World Rank
Economics
#377 World Rank
Biology
#704 World Rank
History
#770 World Rank
Psychology
#778 World Rank
Philosophy
#780 World Rank
Medical
#808 World Rank
Education
#856 World Rank
Religious Studies
#870 World Rank
Communications
#875 World Rank
Anthropology
#924 World Rank
Literature
#988 World Rank
Sociology
#1073 World Rank
Political Science
#1133 World Rank
Law
#2997 World Rank
Social Work
#3403 World Rank
Criminal Justice
#4077 World Rank
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Influential People

Who are Karlsruhe Institute of Technology's Most influential alumni?

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology 's most influential alumni faculty include professors and professionals in the fields of Chemistry, Engineering, and Computer Science

Anurag Sharma

Indian physicist

Michael Waidner

Michael Waidner

German mathematician

Mihailo Valtrović

Mihailo Valtrović

Serbian historian, art critic and architect

Hermann Hummel

German politician

Martin Bossert

German university teacher

Matthias Böttger

Matthias Böttger

German architect

Dimitrije Nešić

Dimitrije Nešić

Mathematician and president of Serbian Royal Academy

Robert Gerwig

Robert Gerwig

German politician

Tanja Schultz

German computer scientist

Denny Vrandečić

Croatian computer scientist

Marlis Hochbruck

Marlis Hochbruck

German mathematician

Rudolf Gorenflo

German mathematician