This press release is available in German.
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) will be granted more autonomy and far more freedom of discretion. Today, the Baden- Wrttemberg state parliament adopted the KIT Further Development Act, as a result of which KIT will be principal of its civil servants and employer of its employees in the future. In addition, KIT will have the right to make appointments in its own responsibility. It will be granted considerable autonomy to adopt own statutes and become the owner of its movable properties.
"This is a consistent next step for the further development of KIT. Our thanks go to the state and federation for their committed and courageous implementation of the basic elements agreed upon in the KIT Further Development Act," emphasize KIT Presidents Professor Eberhard Umbach and Professor Horst Hippler. "These new larger scopes of action perfectly support KIT's way towards an internationally visible top institution in research, education, and innovation. They will also strengthen our position in the competition for the best experts worldwide."
"KIT is the first example of a real merger of a university and a research institution in Germany. We want to continue this success story by the KIT Further Development Act adopted today," says the Baden-Wrttemberg Minister of Science, Research, and the Arts, Theresia Bauer.
The state's supervisory control of the university sector will be abolished
largely. KIT will continue to be a public corporation, but ceases
to be a state institution. The funds from the state and federal budgets
will be allocated to KIT and can be disposed of autonomously by
KIT to fulfill its missions. At the same time, KIT will become the
owner of its assets to a large extent. Apart from the special largescale
research fund, the movable properties of th
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