P14 - Karlsruher Institut fuer Technologie - KIT - Germany

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) is a higher education and research organisation with about 10.000 employees, 25.000 students, and a total annual budget of about 750 million Euro. It bundles the missions of a university of the state of Baden-Wuerttemberg and of a large-scale research institution of the Helmholtz Association. Within these missions, KIT is operating along the three strategic fields of action of research, teaching, and innovation. In establishing innovative research structures, KIT is pursuing joint strategies and visions. KIT is devoted to top research and excellent academic education as well as to being a prominent location of academic life, life-long learning, comprehensive advanced training, exchange of know-how, and sustainable innovation culture. KIT’s research profile is characterised by a strong focus on, amongst others, energy technology.

KIT’s research programme ”Nuclear Waste Management and Safety as well as Radiation Research“ has a long tradition, is widely recognized and represents an integral part of national provident research, addressing the new challenges by providing core competences on the internationally highest level of science and technology regarding nuclear safety and waste management research. The scientific research work is carried out in several academic institutes, whereas the Programme Management is responsible for the strategy and scientific and administrative co-ordination work. The following institutes contribute to MYRTE: Institute for Nuclear and Energy Technologies (IKET), Institute for Pulsed Power and Microwave Technology (IHM) and Institute for Neutron Physics and Reactor Technology (INR).

Key persons

  • Thomas Wetzel
  • Julio Pacio
  • Alfons Weisenburger
  • Luigi Mercatali