Teaching, learning, and research at a high level on the campus in the city centre and at the Schlosspark

The KIT-Department BGU takes a holistic approach to understanding, protecting, using, and sustainably shaping the environment as the basis of our lives in teaching, research, and innovations.

In this context, the geosciences and environmental sciences work closely together with the civil engineering sciences. Thus, the department makes an essential contribution to living in an attractive environment also in the future.

Please note that the dates in this calendar are not updated daily and all information is without guarantee. It is possible that dates are changed at short notice without us becoming aware of this. We therefore recommend that you check the information on the websites of the facilities concerned.


Competition 'Studenten | Gestalten | Zukunft'.

Together with Messe München, the BAKA Bundesverband Altbauerneuerung is organizing the competition 'Students | Design | Future'.

Colleges and universities from Germany and other European countries are invited to take part. Project works from the fields of space, buildings and districts that are oriented towards sustainability aspects and deal with the topics of sufficiency, efficiency, consistency and resilience must be submitted.

Four cash prizes (1st prize: €1,000, 2nd prize €500; 3rd prize €300 and a special prize of €300) and non-cash prizes will be awarded.

Students from all relevant disciplines can apply in interdisciplinary teams of two or more people until October 4, 2024.

call for tender
Eucor Seed Money Call for projects 2024

This funding initiative aims to provide initial financial support for innovative cross-border projects between the member universities in the areas of teaching, research, innovation and transfer.

The initiative is endowed with 300,000 euros per year, the maximum funding for any project being 60,000 euros. The projects, which will be selected by the EGTC Assembly in December 2024, can start from February 1, 2025, with a maximum duration of 24 months. Applications for this call for projects must be submitted by September 16, 2024, 17:00 CET (Brussels time).

more information and call for projects
Making concrete more sustainable

Cement-bound building materials, especially concrete, are indispensable today - but their production causes considerable CO2 emissions. An additional coating on the surface can further improve their durability and thus also their sustainability. Research is being carried out on this worldwide - the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) and the Institute of Concrete Structures and Building Materials Technology, among others, are regarded as a center of excellence.

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Engineering with polystyrene and hot glue

Together with the Institute for Water and Environment (IWU) at KIT, the civil engineering student representatives organized a construction competition for students. The task of the diverse teams was to increase the energy yield of river turbines with very limited resources. The winning team can look forward to an exclusive excursion to the Iffezheim hydropower plant.

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Order of Merit for Almut Arneth

Professor Dr. Almut Arneth, internationally renowned ecosystem researcher at KIT's Campus Alpin, was one of 22 people honored with the Order of Merit of the State of Baden-Württemberg by Minister President Kretschmann.

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