Our mission


Over eight billion people worldwide need to be supplied with energy. The Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), in which the Universität Karlsruhe and the Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe pool their competences and resources to establish an internationally outstanding institution in the natural and engineering sciences, accepts this challenge and operates the KIT Energy Center for this purpose.

Competences in engineering and science, but also in economics, the humanities and social sciences as well as law, result in a holistic assessment of the entire energy cycle at the KIT Energy Center. Research includes all aspects of a secure energy supply. The main focus is the development of an overall concept for the future energy mix.

The Knowledge Triangle

Like the European Union, KIT emphasizes the knowledge triangle: Research – Education – Innovation. Its proximity to top-ranking research makes education and training at KIT highly attractive. At the same time, KIT uses its enormous innovative potential in cooperation with industry to ensure that excellent research findings are turned into commercially viable products in near real time.