Karlsruhe House of Young Scientists (KHYS)

Good Science, Good Leadership, Good Work

At KIT, the topics of good science, good leadership, and good work are of great importance. For this reason, guidelines for the postdoctoral phase have been developed in recent years. Good scientific practice is based on the DFG Code.

As a postdoc at KIT, you have the opportunity to stand up for your interests, for example, in the Convention of KIT Scientific Staff, in the KHYS Steering Committee, and to help shape the promotion of early-career researchers and young scientists at KIT.

The Guidelines for the Postdoc Phase at KIT serve postdocs and their supervisors to ensure transparency and reliability during a qualification phase that is central to their career. They are guidelines for both parties and outline the general framework conditions during a postdoc phase at KIT. [more]

The KIT has adopted a statute to ensure good scientific practice. The statutes are based on a reliable practice that has grown over a long period of time at the predecessor institutions of KIT, the Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe GmbH and the Universität Karlsruhe (TH), and on quality assurance standards. [more]

The “Guidelines for Ethical Principles of the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)” obligate all members and affiliates of KIT to a responsible and deliberate handling of the freedom of arts, science, research, and teaching as stipulated in Article 5 (3) of the Basic Law for the Federal Republic of Germany. [more on the KIT Intranet]

The Convention is used for KIT-wide information and opinion formation in the group of KIT scientific staff and is the basis for discussion between KIT management and scientific staff. [more]

KHYS is accompanied by a steering committee, in which university lecturers, scientific staff, heads of early-career researcher and young scientist groups, postdocs and doctoral students are represented. The KHYS Steering Committee is chaired by the KIT Vice President for Research. [more]

The Executive Board, the KIT Senate, and the Staff Council are committed to offering good working conditions for employees at KIT. For this reason, the Executive Board, KIT Senate, and Staff Council have adopted the attached voluntary commitment "Good Work at KIT", in which the boundary conditions for the responsible handling of the authorizations to conclude fixed-term employment contracts in the Science Part-time Employment Act and in the Part­Time and Limited Term Employment Act can be regulated based on KIT's obligations under the University Funding Agreement. [more]

KIT maintains and promotes the realization of equal opportunity for women and men in all areas of research, studies and teaching, innovation, and administration, and understands equal opportunity as a universal guiding principle in all fields of activity. [more]