Mines, Germany's Karlsruhe Institute of Technology to collaborate

GOLDEN, Colo., Sept. 27, 2010 – In a continuing effort to expand research cooperation internationally, Colorado School of Mines formally entered into a memorandum of understanding with the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) on Sept. 22.
Seated, from left: Horst Hippler, president of KIT, and John Poate, vice president of research for Mines, sign a memorandum of understanding. Standing from left: Grover Coors (CoorsTek), Robert Kee (Mines), Olaf Deutschmann (KIT), Henning Bochhorn (KIT), and Johannes Bluemer (KIT).
The agreement formalizes a number of long-standing research collaborations, opens significant new opportunities and will facilitate student and faculty exchanges between KIT and Mines. With 20,000 students, KIT – located in southwest Germany -- is one of Europe’s leading universities in the natural sciences and engineering.
Ongoing collaborations and joint projects between the two universities range from astrophysics to clean energy research. Natural synergies exist between KIT and Mines in strategic vision and academic strengths, with particular emphasis on advanced energy technologies.
Karen Gilbert, Public Relations Specialist / 303-273-3541 / Karen.Gilbert@is.mines.edu
Marsha Williams, Director of Integrated Marketing Communications / 303-273-3326 / marswill@mines.edu 



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