Innovation and Relations Management

Support for University Life at KIT

Booster Club of the Student Body of KIT

The Booster Club of the Student Body of Karlsruhe Institut of Technology e. V. supports student groups at KIT and promotes voluntary work in the student body. It is common that the volunteers in the different groups finance their projects out of their own pockets - or they spend a lot of time and work to find sponsors and supporters. This is where the support association comes into play. It collects money to support student involvement and works to ensure that student groups enjoy good conditions.


Friends of the Research Centre

The non-profit Friends of the Research Centre was founded in 2006 with the task of supporting the Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe GmbH in its work. It now supports the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology in carrying out its tasks in every possible way, in particular by providing financial support and, in particular, by funding measures that cannot be covered by federal and state government grants.

Heinrich Hertz-Society

Since its foundation in 1966, the Heinrich Hertz Society (HHG) has been closely associated with the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT). Members of the Heinrich Hertz Society are leading personalities from science, business, state, culture, art and the liberal professions in the Karlsruhe technology region. It promotes dialogue between the representatives of these groups through its monthly events. It supports the young scientists of all Karlsruhe universities with scholarships and promotes the operation of the guest lecturer house "Heinrich Hertz" located on the South Campus.

KIT Promotion Association e.V.

The KFG (formerly KUG) is the most important support association in the KIT university sector. It supports institutes and facilities wherever state funds are insufficient or lacking - in teaching and research tasks as well as in cultural and social matters of students. In 2009, KFG supported a number of projects with more than 100,000 euros. It also finances the Heinrich Hertz Visiting Professorship. The KFG currently has about 550 members, including personalities from science, business, culture, and politics, employees, professors, appointed senior KIT scientists, current and former students, as well as companies and corporations.


The KIT-Stiftung supports research, teaching, and academic life at KIT.
Excellent science needs sustainable support - for excellent research, teaching, and a dynamic academic life. With this in mind, private individuals and companies have jointly established the KIT-Stiftung. The KIT-Stiftung promotes the meaningful work of scientists, supports students, and implements outstanding projects. In doing so, the KIT Foundation is transparent, efficient, and personal. It is open to all interested citizens and companies and offers innovative forms of private commitment to science to new and old friends and supporters of the KIT.


The Solar and Environmental Association Fridericiana e.V. (solarfri) is a student university group at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology. The purpose of the association is the promotion of solar energy and protection of the environment, especially ecological and sustainable behavior and mindsets in the academic and scientific context. With income from the operation of the PV system on the roof of the cafeteria on the Adenauerring, the association finances student projects for this purpose, which pursue socially or ecologically sustainable goals.

Student Cultural Centre

The Student Cultural Centre was founded in 1992 as a non-profit limited company. The founding partners - and the current ones - were the Karlsruher Studentendienst e. V., the Studentenwerk Karlsruhe AöR and the Universität Karlsruhe.