City & Sciences
Kiel is an attractive place for universities and scientific institutes. The universities in turn make Kiel attractive, since they are important employers and educational providers that generate enormous purchasing power within the region.
The transfer of technology to the regional economy, the establishment of research facilities, as well as the founding of new businesses by university and college graduates, clearly indicate that the well-being of Kiel universities, students and researchers is vital to the city.For this reason, right back in September 2005, the Kiel City Council declared that strengthening of the economy was to be a strategic goal of the Land capital. The resolution can be found here (German).
The further development of the strategic goals was part of a continuing resolution by the Kiel City Council in 2009. Click here for the decision (German).
In May 2011 the City, Christian Albrechts University of Kiel, the Kiel University of Applied Sciences and the Kiel Chamber of Commerce established a cooperation agreement. They arranged to exploit, reinforce and develop the existing networks and cooperative projects in order to draw even closer together the universities, administration and economy for the good of the town and region.
Header photo: Landeshauptstadt Kiel / Bodo Quante