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.


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CHE-Masterranking 2022

Im diesjährigen CHE-Masterranking schnitt das Bauingenieurwesen bei „Forschungsgeldern pro Wissenschaftler“ sowie „Promotionen pro Professor“ ebenso sehr gut ab wie das Umweltingenieurwesen, das zusätzlich die Bestnote in „Abschlüsse in angemessener Zeit“ erhielt.

Mit seinen Rankings bietet das Centrum für Hochschulentwicklung (CHE) Studieninteressierten Informationen, die dabei helfen, das passende Studienangebot zu finden.

Blind spots in the monitoring of plastic waste

Whether in drinking water, food or even in the air: plastic is a global problem - and the full extent of this pollution may go beyond of what we know yet. Dr. Daniel Valero of the IWG and lead author of the current study on plastic transport, together with partners from the Netherlands and Australia, reviewed conventional assumptions for the transport of plastic in rivers.

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Green BIM Award 2022 for IntegBridge

The research project IntegBridge has been awarded the Green BIM Award 2022. In the laudation by Thomas Kirmayer, the applicability of the developed solution for different planning phases, the representation of the entire life cycle in the calculations and the integration of building-related and external effects were particularly emphasized. The project was handled by the project team Matthias Müller, Manfred Hermann and Tim Zinke (VAKA).

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#transmove wins silver at the 21. eGovernement Competition

The project #transmove - AI-based traffic jam prediction pursues the goal of enabling smart and sustainable mobility forecasts. The project, which was carried out with the participation of the IfV, won silver in the category "Best Project for the Deployment of Innovative Technologies and Infrastructures 2022" at the 21st eGovernment Competition.

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