KIT with its concept “The Research University in the Helmholtz Association I Living the Change” and Heidelberg University with its concept of a "Comprehensive Research University" are two of eleven Universities of Excellence selected for funding by the Excellence Commission from a total of 19 proposals. The decision was announced on July 19, 2019 in Bonn.
HEiKA sincerely congratulates its two mother institutions on this success!
Excerpts from the press release of KIT:
“This is a great day for the KIT, acquisition of funding as a University of Excellence is an outstanding success! KIT is one of four universities in Baden-Württemberg that have succeeded in the most important and hardest competition of universities in Germany. A central element of our proposal is enhancing performance and agility of top-level research over the entire research spectrum, from fundamental research to application, by establishing 100 new professorships in the next ten years. Other central elements are intensive dialog and exchange with society and providing reliable academic careers. We will now push our ideas with all our efforts...”
Excerpts from the press release of Heidelberg University:
"Prof. Dr Bernhard Eitel, Rector of Ruperto Carola, called the decision a great and well-deserved success and thanked all those involved, who displayed extraordinary dedication and commitment in preparing the proposal and were instrumental to its success. Heidelberg University already competed successfully with its Institutional Strategies in the two predecessor programmes of the Excellence Initiative in 2007 and 2012..."