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Council for Research and Promotion of Young Scientists (CRYS)

The KIT-Internal committee is concerned with the preselection and quality management of applications for third-party funding as well as with the promotion of young scientists, e.g. the selection of promising early career researchers for the Young Investigator Group Preparation Program at KIT. Frank BiedermannKarsten Woll
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Manuel HintersteinSvd0∂kit edu


Steering Committee of the Karlsruhe House of Young Scientists

The Karlsruhe House of Young Scientists (KHYS) supports and promotes all KIT junior researchers up to three years after completing their doctoral thesis with their various activities in the domains of research, teaching and management. Hartwig Anzt
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Convention of the scientific employees at KIT

Der Konvent dient der KIT-weiten Information und Meinungs-bildung in der Gruppe der akademischen, wissenschaftlichen und wissenschaftlich-technischen Mitarbeiterinnen und Mitarbeitern. Als deren Vertretung bündelt er Meinungen und Anliegen, sucht den Dialog mit der KIT-Leitungsebene, spricht Empfehlungen aus und befördert er den beidseitigen Informationsfluss. Derzeit stellen über 90 gewählte und entsandte Mitgliedern den Konvent.

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HEiKA Board of Directors

The Heidelberg Karlsruhe Strategic Partnership (HEiKA) encompasses all joint bilateral activities of KIT and Heidelberg University. The focus of the collaboration is on research, teaching, innovation and promotion of young talent. The Board of Directors leads the reserach bridges which stimulate exchange on scientific direction, new research topics, and perspecitves on joint research projects. Since 2016, two early career researchers have been appointed as advisory members of the board.

Frank Biedermann
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KIT 2025 strategy

The overarching KIT 2025 strategy outlines the way for the years to come with focus on research, teaching, and innovation as well as on early career researchers, administration, governance, and internationalization. YIN members have been part of the lead projects addressing the merger of research and teaching (Aiko Voigt) and career pathways for junior scientists (Kathrin Valerius).

Kathrin ValeriusAiko Voigt

For recent developments and status updates visit the KIT 2025 News Archive on the intranet.


Excellence Strategy of the Federal and the State governments

The Federal Government and the Federal States are strengthening cutting-edge research at German universities under the umbrella of the Excellence Strategy. Funding is provided to Clusters in selected fields of research and to Universities of Excellence. YIN members have been part of the sounding board reviewing KIT's application, have participated in preparatory workshops and played a major role at the on-site visit.

Kathrin Valerius