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KIT - Karlsruhe Institute of Technology

The Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) is among the leading engineering research institutions worldwide. Research, teaching, and innovation are the three pillars of KIT competence. As a member of the Helmholtz Association, the largest science organization in Germany, our institution makes major contributions to top national and international research.
In 60 study courses, KIT students acquire knowledge and skills for new scientific breakthroughs and the development of viable applications. Combination of the strengths of the University and Research Center is the basis of excellent education and advanced training. Research results are not only intended to be of theoretical use, but to be applied in practice. The KIT Innovation Management Service Unit supports the direct transfer of new findings, innovative ideas, or know-how to industry and society. KIT is funded by the Federal Republic of Germany and the Land Baden-Württemberg and is a member of the Helmholtz Association of National Research Centres. Helmholtz Centres perform top-class research in strategic programmes in six core fields: Energy, Earth and Environment, Health, Key Technologies, Structure of Matter, Transport and Space.
KIT operates the synchrotron radiation source Angströmquelle Karlsruhe (ANKA). Science at ANKA is focused on four main application areas: Condensed Matter; Nano- and Micro Science & Technology; Actinides, Earth & Environment; and Synchrotron Technology. The accelerator facility is operated by dedicated staff of the Institute for Synchrotron Radiation (ISS). The beamlines are operated by the ISS and other participating institutes within KIT. Twenty scientists are responsible for the accelerator complex, the IT facilities and the beamlines. The duties of the technical staff (4 engineers, 9 technicians) include accelerator operation, operation of infrastructure facilities and technical support at the beamlines. 
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
  Michael Hagelstein
Hermann-von-Helmholtz-Platz 1 76344 Eggenstein-Leopoldshafen
Germany