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 candidates, doctoral researchers, postdocs and the Young Investigator Network (YIN) and connect the doctoral programs at KIT.


  • 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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KHYS Postdoc Days 2024

The KHYS Postdoc Office has organized several events (panel discussions, lectures, networking events) in order to support postdocs with vital information and advice. To give detailed practical insights, several guests have been invited to share their experiences and answer questions. The KHYS Postdoc Days 2024 will take place from Monday, September 16 until Friday, September 20, 2024.

Helmholtz Promotionspreis 2024
Helmholtz Doctoral Award: Four Award Winners at KIT

Dr.-Ing. Martin Angerer, Dr.-Ing. Joel Joseph, Dr.-Ing. Tobias Röddiger and Dr. Karina Winkler received the Helmholtz Doctoral Prize 2023 for their outstanding dissertations in the research fields of Matter, Energy, Information and Earth & Environment. Almost 9,000 doctoral researchers conduct research at Helmholtz. Eleven outstanding young scientists were awarded.

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Südwestmetall-Förderpreis 2023/24 for Dr. Ali Riza Durmaz

For his outstanding dissertation at the KIT Department of Mechanical Engineering, Dr. Ali Riza Durmaz receives the Südwestmetall-Förderpreis 2023/24. With this prize, the Employers' Association of the Metal and Electrical Industry honors outstanding achievements of young scientists at the Baden-Württemberg state universities, which are important for the industrial working world or its socio-political framework conditions.

Picture above: Dr. Ali Riza Durmaz, Südwestmetall-Chairman Joachim Schulz