City & Science

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City & Sciences

Kiel is a strong centre of science and research. Four universities and excellent research facilities characterise the face and the dynamism of the City of Kiel.

First-class scientific institutions are spread throughout the whole city; freedom for thought and experimentation develops in creative proximity to research and development, industry, life and work.

This freedom forms an ideal basis for forward-looking ideas and a home for innovative companies and university start-ups.

Awards & scholarships

The City of Kiel recognises outstanding scientific achievements and innovative ideas by awarding two special prizes and its own scholarship:

Well connected

One of Kiel’s major strengths is the good links it has between industry, science and the city.

Back in 2011, the City of Kiel, Kiel University, Kiel University of Applied Sciences, the Muthesius University of Fine Arts and Design and Kiel’s Chamber of Commerce and Industry entered into a cooperation agreement.

A wide range of joint projects has been established since then to promote the city, industry and universities and there are more waiting in the wings: for instance, the highly innovative mobility project CAPTin Kiel, which is also being funded by the Federal State of Schleswig-Holstein.

Science & growth


The report "Wirtschaft in Kiel 2019/20” (industry in Kiel 2019/20) focuses on cooperation projects.

Download Wirtschaftsbericht 2019/20 (industry report 2019/20 – in German)

yooweedoo


The ideas contest for people who want to change the world

Kiel supports the yooweedoo ideas contest


Header photo: Landeshauptstadt Kiel / Sven Meier
Photos top:
Claudia Eulitz / Uni Kiel; Landeshauptstadt Kiel / Thomas Eisenkrätzer; Landeshauptstadt Kiel / Frank-Michael Peter; Landeshauptstadt Kiel / Bodo Quante