The Karlsruhe House of Young Scientists (KHYS) is the central institution for the promotion of junior researchers at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT). We support doctoral researchers, postdocs, the Young Investigator Network (YIN), and doctoral programs. Our various offers are specifically targeted to promote junior KIT researchers and foster an open scientific and interdisciplinary exchange of ideas and knowledge.


  • individually advise, qualify, and support young scientists during their careers
  • further develop the support of young scientists at KIT and maintain the quality of the doctoral research phase
  • support coordinated research programs (e.g. research training groups) for the promotion of young scientists.


Karlsruhe House of Young Scientists (KHYS)


Straße am Forum 3

76131 Karlsruhe

▶ info∂khys.kit.edu

Phone:  +49 (0)721 608-46185

Fax: +49 (0)721 608-46222


▶ Building 30.96


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KIT Doctoral Days 2024

The KIT Doctoral Days 2024 from March 12-15, 2024 under the motto INFORMATION - ORIENTATION - NETWORKING offer a wide range of information for all doctoral researchers and those interested in starting a doctorate at KIT.

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Dr.-Ing. Marc Keller receives the Award of the Friedrich und Elisabeth Boysen-Stiftung

For his outstanding dissertation in the field of environmental technology, Dr.-Ing. Marc Keller receives the Award of the Friedrich und Elisabeth Boysen-Stiftung 2023 at KIT.
Picture above: Dr.-Ing. Marc Keller (left) and Prof. Dr.-Ing. Kai Furmans, Dean KIT Department of Mechanical Engineering (right).

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Join Our Team!

KHYS is looking for communicative, responsible and German-speaking student assistants for at least one year, starting at 40 hours per month. We are looking forward to your application!

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Award Winners of the 16th KIT Doctoral Award

This year, the KIT Doctoral Award is awarded to Dr. rer. nat. Bianca Schacherl (nstitute for Nuclear Waste Disposal), Dr.-Ing. Constantin Seibold (Institute for Anthropomatics and Robotics) and Dr. rer. nat. Jan van der Linden (Institute of Experimental Particle Physics). With this award, KIT honors outstanding doctoral researchers, thereby highlighting the great importance of young scientists at KIT.