Karlsruhe Institute of Technology: New student residence of the Schroff Foundations ready for occupancy

Apartments in Karlsruhe are rare and expensive, so students in particular have a hard time finding affordable accommodation. In order to make a contribution here, the Schroff Foundation donated one million euros to the student dormitory of the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) eV for the construction of a new student dormitory in the eastern part of Karlsruhe. After one and a half years of construction, the Schroff College will be inaugurated on Monday, April 4, 2022 at 2:00 p.m. at Hagsfelder Allee 25. Among others, the founder and honorary senator of the KIT, Ingrid Schroff, the mayor of Karlsruhe, Dr. Frank Mentrup and the President of KIT, Professor Holger Hanselka. The media are invited to the event. Please register by Thursday, March 31, 2022 by email to presse∂ kit edu .

“Good study conditions also include affordable and good accommodation for the students, so we are very pleased that we can offer 103 additional places with the Schroff College,” says the President of KIT, Professor Holger Hanselka. “We are very grateful to Ms. Schroff for her generous donation.” The new hall of residence with a gross floor area of ​​around 3,900 square meters at Hagsfelder Allee 25, which was named after the founders of the Schroff College, was completed in March 2022 after a construction period of one and a half years . The total cost was 9.5 million euros. It was realized by HEBERGER Hoch-, Tief- und Ingenieurbau GmbH.

More than 100 additional rooms in the immediate vicinity of Campus South

“In conversations with students in the first semester, I hear again and again how desperately they are looking for housing and in the end have to live way overpriced or far outside of Karlsruhe,” says Professor Olaf Dössel, Chairman of the student residence hall of KIT eV. “We want to do that with the new building contribute to defusing the housing situation for students and, above all, to create affordable housing.” The new dormitory is located in the immediate vicinity of the KIT Campus South and offers 103 furnished rooms with their own wet room, communal kitchens, lounges and a balcony on each floor. In addition, there are washing/drying rooms in each corridor residential group as well as study and event rooms with a bar/kitchen, a garden terrace with a barbecue area, WiFi throughout the building and 100 bicycle parking spaces.

The new student dormitory is named after the couple Ingrid and Gunter Schroff, whose foundation supported the construction with a donation of one million euros. On the occasion of the 25th anniversary of their group of companies, Gunther and Ingrid Schroff founded the Schroff Foundation at the end of 1984 with their private assets. The goal: to use the entrepreneurial success for socially important scientific and social issues.

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