Study architecture and art history in Karlsruhe

With our study handbook, we would like to provide an overview of the range of studies offered by the KIT Department of Architecture and inspire you to study in Karlsruhe.

Solidarity with Ukraine

Statement from the Department's Executive Committee

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About us

The History of the department dates back to the founding of the University of Karlsruhe in 1825. The tradition of the Karlsruhe department of Architecture includes numerous well-known names: from Friedrich Weinbrenner and Johann Gottfried Tulla to Heinrich Hübsch and personalities such as Egon Eiermann, Fritz Haller and Dieter Kienast. Today, 22 professors and a broad-based teaching staff guarantee practice-oriented and contemporary teaching for the approximately 1,000 students. The chairs are organized in four institutes: Design, Art and Theory, Design and Building Technology, Design of City and Landscape , and History of Art and Building. They offer a broad range of teaching with the possibility of setting one's own focal points. An international guest professorship expands the teaching offer every winter semester.

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Do you find it difficult to master your studies in German?

Sign up now for our language coaching specifically for architecture studies in November and December 2022.

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Mentoring international
Support international students at the department

Become a mentor and receive 1 to 2 ECTS in the extracurricular qualifications or a student assistant contract.

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Werde Mentor*in!

Zum Wintersemester beginnt wieder das Mentoring-Programm der Fakultät! Mach' mit und unterstütze Studierende des ersten Semesters Architektur und Kunstgeschichte.

NEWood wins

in the "Research" category of the DGNB Sustainability Challenge. The wood substitute is produced from organic waste.

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Inge HinterwaldnerBernd Seeland
On the trail of internet art spoke with Prof. Dr. Inge Hinterwaldner about the research project for which she recently received an ERC Consolidator Grant of nearly 2 million euros.

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Ausstellung der Bachelorarbeiten Architektur

Vom 07. bis 22. Juli präsentieren über 100 Absolvent*innen des Bachelorstudiengangs Architektur ihre Abschlussarbeiten. Die Ausstellung ist montags bis freitags von 8 bis 20 Uhr geöffnet.

RoofKITZooey Braun
Deine Stimme für RoofKIT

Unterstütze das Team RoofKIT, das aktuell beim SolarDecathlon 2021/22 in Wuppertal gegen 15 andere Hochschulen antritt beim People’s Choice Award!

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The Karlsruhe Architecture Lectures

Every semester, architects give an insight into their work as part of a series of public lectures.

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SAAI - Southwest German Archive for Architecture and Civil Engineering

The Southwest German Archive for Architecture and Civil Engineering is one of the most important institutions of its kind in Germany.