The scientific disciplines of the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) are organized in five divisions:
- Division I – Biology, Chemistry, and Process Engineering
- Division II – Informatics, Economics, and Society
- Division III – Mechanical and Electrical Engineering
- Division IV – Natural and Built Environment
- Division V – Physics and Mathematics
These five divisions are essentially based on the KIT institutes executing research, teaching, and innovation work. Program-oriented research of the divisions is organized in Helmholtz programs. The KIT Departments are responsible for university education.
The KIT Centers focus on problems of fundamental importance to the existence and further development of our society or on key issues resulting from the striving for knowledge. KIT Centers are characterized by the uniqueness of their scientific approach, their strategic objective and mission, and by a long-term perspective. They represent the largest organizational units of KIT.
- Materials, Structures, Functions Center (former KIT Center NanoMicro and KIT Focus Optics and Photonics )
- Elementary Particle and Astroparticle Physics
- Climate and Environment
- Mobility Systems
- Information, Systems, and Technologies Center (former KIT Focuses COMMputation and Anthropomatics and Robotics )
- Humans and Technology
Currently, over 24,000 students are registered at KIT and instructed by more than 340 professors in 60 study courses. For more information on KIT, please visit www.kit.edu .