Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (Germany)
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) is a higher education and research organisation with about 9.500 employees, 25.000 students, and a total annual budget of about 900 million Euro. It bundles the missions of a university of the state of Baden-Wuerttemberg and of a large-scale research institution of the Helmholtz Association. Within these missions, KIT is operating along the three strategic fields of action of research, teaching, and innovation. In establishing innovative research structures, KIT is pursuing joint strategies and visions. KIT is devoted to top research and excellent academic education as well as to being a prominent location of academic life, life-long learning, comprehensive advanced training, exchange of know-how, and sustainable innovation culture.
KIT’s research programme Nuclear Waste Management, Safety and Radiation Research (NUSAFE) has a long tradition, is widely recognized and represents an integral part of national provident research, addressing the new challenges by providing core competences on the internationally highest level of science and technology regarding nuclear safety and waste management research. The scientific research work is carried out in several academic institutes, whereas the Programme Management is responsible for the strategy and scientific and administrative co-ordination work. KIT participated in several relevant previous and continuing EU projects, such as SEARCH, MAXISMA and MYRTE. Two working groups of the Institute of Nuclear Energy Technologies (IKET) contribute to PATRICIA: IKET-KALLA and IKET-TRANS.