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Hand in hand – for quality assurance in the promotion of young talent

Karlsruhe House of Young Scientists (KHYS) with its manifold offers contributes to the promotion of young scientists at KIT and supports you and your research group. Benefit from KHYS' services.

  • Support regarding recruiting excellent doctoral researchers and postdocs >> Info
  • Support and accompaniment of initiatives of structured doctoral programs >> Info
  • Developing the skills of your young scientists >> Info
  • Promotion of the independence of your young scientists >> Info
  • Interfaculty and international networking >> Info
  • Guidance for career planning >> Info 

Discover the full range of KHYS offers. Gabriele Gregolec is at your disposal for a personal conversation.

Should a conflict arise between doctoral researchers and their supervisors during the course of a doctorate, both sides can contact the KIT ombudspersons. Further advisory offices for junior researchers can be found here.




Support regarding recruiting excellent doctoral researchers and postdocs

The recruitment of excellent young scientists is often very difficult due to the strong competition from other research institutions and industrial employers. KHYS as a central KIT institution for the promotion of young scientists provides your institute with additional competitive advantages and increases the attractiveness of KIT as an employer. In addition, the KHYS Aspirant Grant enables you to invite people from abroad who are interested in a doctorate or post-doctoral research for a one-month introductory stay at KIT.

KHYS supports you with its comprehensive consulting services to inform and accompany your young scientists e.g. regarding formal steps and financing possibilities.

We will be happy to actively support you in the application process - talk to Jutta Klein-Hitpaß.




Support and accompaniment of initiatives of structured doctoral programs

The quality of the promotion of young talent has become one of the key criteria for the allocation of national funding. Together with the Research Office (FOR), we actively advise and support Research Training Groups, Graduate Schools, Collaborative Research Centers, KIT Schools, Clusters, etc. during the application process. Furthermore, we are happy to support you regarding on-site visits - our participation has proven its worth.

For inquiries Stefan Götze is at your disposal.




Developing the skills of your young scientists

Today's demands on young scientists require additional methodological and interdisciplinary skills. The interdisciplinary qualifiaction program that KHYS offers together with its partners do justice to this change and support you in the successful interdisciplinary qualification of your young scientists in the areas of research & communication, management, doctoral research & career and languages. KHYS covers the majority of the participation costs.




Promotion of the independence of your young scientists

With its offers, such as the Networking Grant or the KIT PhD Symposium, KHYS strengthens the independence and initiative of your doctoral researchers and postdocs and thus actively supports them in their personal skills development.




Interfaculty and international networking

KHYS promotes the international and interfaculty networking of young researchers at KIT and thus also of working groups and institutes through its diverse offers.

Interfaculty networking is promoted, among other things, by the following events:


In addition, KHYS supports young scientists who want to go abroad with various offers and supports the internationalization on site in Karlsruhe. KHYS thus offers your working group new opportunities to establish and intensify contacts:


You will find the respective contact persons for the KHYS measures on the corresponding pages.




Guidance for career planning

Together with its partners, KHYS offers a range of opportunities to support your young scientists in their current and future career development - for many an additional motivating factor for the successful completion of a doctorate.

At the KHYS Foyergespräche (Foyer Talks), we invite outstanding guests to engage in dialogue with young scientists.

With the seminars from the doctorate & career series, we offer active support for career planning and the application process.



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