The Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) has always placed particular importance on internationalisation. The KIT’s more than 5,500 foreign students and its roughly 1,100 foreign guest scientists are a testament not only to Karlsruhe’s international appeal as a key location for scientific research, but also to the city’s and the region’s openness to a modern and intercultural way of life.
The ZAK has established its International Forum to create a platform for presentations mirroring cultural diversity, and for a debate between KIT and the public. The first official event organised within the framework of the International Forum was the exhibition “Mit den Augen des Anderen” (“Through the Other’s Eyes”) of the Givat Haviva Foundation (Tel Aviv, Israel) in 2004.
The International Forum is an ongoing format that includes lectures, workshops, exhibitions, readings, and film nights, organised in cooperation with KIT, diverse Karlsruhe cultural institutions as well as national and international cultural institutions. The general public, and in particular visiting lecturers and foreign students, are always welcome to actively take part in the forum.