KIT combines the traditions of a renowned technical university and a major large-scale research institution in a very unique way. In research and education, KIT assumes responsibility for contributing to the sustainable solution of the grand challenges that face the society, industry, and the environment. For this purpose, KIT uses its financial and human resources with maximum efficiency. The scientists of KIT communicate the contents and results of their work to society.
Embedded in the research activities of the KIT there is a number of interdisciplinary cooperations of scientists working on current topics. These research groups are established for a medium term and financed by third-party funds.