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International Department des Karlsruher Instituts für Technologie gGmbH

Schlossplatz 19
76131 Karlsruhe


Phone: +49 (0)721 608-47880
Fax: +49 (0)721 608-47882

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Schools & Research Offices of the International Department

Excellence in International Education & Further Qualification

The International Department of the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology was founded as a private institution in 1999. On the campus of the service institution International Department (ID) there are five so called “schools” that offer mostly English taught qualification and continuous education programs in close cooperation with industry.


In global competition the need for internationally qualified employees is growing; employees, who are not only specialists in their competence field but also possess the so called soft skills in intercultural management. The philosophy of the International Department is based on this conviction and developed five integrative school concepts offering target group oriented, English taught qualification and continuous education programs for engineers and natural scientists in close cooperation with industry and the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology.


Carl Benz School of Engineering: The Mechanical Engineering College of the KIT

HECTOR School of Engineering & Management: The Technology Business School of the KIT

Karlsruhe School of Optics & Photonics: Graduate School of the KIT

3D Matter Made to Order: A Cluster of Excellence

Hector Fellow Academy: A Young Academy of Sciences

Helmholtz International Research School for Teratronics: Graduate School of the KIT (ceased operations in 2019)