Since August 15, 2023, Professor Dr. Oliver Kraft represents KIT internally and externally until the entry into service of a new President. His correct designation is:  

Prof. Dr. Oliver Kraft

Acting President of KIT

In German:

Prof. Dr. Oliver Kraft

In Vertretung des Präsidenten des KIT

Kindly update the communications materials of your organizational units. (see Circular)


The abbreviation KIT is always set in capitals in the continuous text. The designation appears with definite article and always declinated, for example "in KIT" (not "in KIT"). But "of KIT" (not "of KIT"). The full name "Karlsruhe Institute of Technology" is also declined, for example "of the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology".

For German publications, the German name "Karlsruher Institut für Technologie" is used. For English-language and multilingual publications, the English name "Karlsruhe Institute of Technology" is used without a definite article.

For uniform presentation, the following spellings are obligatory:

Phone number

  • +49 721 608-12345
  • Area code does not contain 0
  • Extension is separated by a hyphen

Specification of titles

  • Always indicate first name and last name when mentioning names for the first time:
    Prof. Maria Musterfrau instead of Prof. Musterfrau
  • In texts only the highest title is given
  • Do not include academic degrees such as B.A., M.Sc. or Dipl.-Ing. in body text.


  • Numbers in the text are written out up to "twelve"
  • If there are several numbers in the text that are related, both numbers are written as digits.


  • Wednesday, September 18, 2019
  • Write out the day of the week and month


  • 3 p.m., 3.30 a.m.
  • 9.30 a.m., no preceding zero.
  • For clock times, separate hours from minutes by period.

E-mail addresses


English texts

American English is generally used at KIT.

For more information on the peculiarities of American spelling, frequently occurring terms, and general rules, please refer to the "Spelling and Punctuation" web page of the Language Service.

English translations for KIT-relevant terms, positions, institutes, and units are available in the online glossary of the Language Service.