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The Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) is one of the largest and most prestigious research

and education institutions inGermany known for its high quality of research work around the world.
KIT was created in 2009 when the University of Karlsruhe (Universitt Karlsruhe), founded in 1825
as public research university and also known as "Fridericiana", merged with the Karlsruhe Research
Center Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe, which was originally established as a national nuclear
research center (Kernforschungszentrum Karlsruhe, or KfK) in 1956. [4]
KIT is one of the leading universities in the Engineering and Natural Sciences in Europe, ranking
sixth overall in citation impact.[5]KIT is a member of the TU9 [6] German Institutes of Technology e.V.
As part of the German Universities Excellence Initiative KIT was accredited with the excellence
status in 2006. In the 2011 performance ranking of scientific papers, Karlsruhe ranked first in
Germany and among the top ten universities in Europe in engineering and natural sciences. [7]
In the 2015 QS World University Rankings the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology achieved 93rd place
in the global ranking across all disciplines and 62nd and 34th place in engineering and natural
sciences, respectively.[8] In the 2013 Taiwan ranking, KIT (world rank 61) remained the best German
University in the engineering and natural sciences,[9] ranked in the engineering sciences ahead of the
RWTH Aachen (world rank 89), the Technical University of Munich (world rank 94) and the Technical
University of Dresden (world rank 108). For the natural sciences KIT (world rank 51) led the
domestic comparison against the LMU Munich (world rank 62), the University of Heidelberg (world
rank 72) and the Technical University of Munich (world rank 81).