International School on Fusion Technologies


Nuclear Fusion offers a very promising future energy source with excellent safety features and almost unlimited fuel resources. The experimental fusion reactor ITER, which is being built in Cadarache, France in the framework of a worldwide project, constitutes an essential milestone on the way to the commercial use of fusion energy.

The annual Karlsruhe International School on Fusion Technologies will give an overview on key fusion technologies, their current status and on long term R&D, particularly in view of the next step beyond ITER, the demonstration power station DEMO.

This international course is intended for students of engineering and physics currently in technical high schools and universities, particularly after a successful intermediate diploma, as well as PhD students and post-docs in relevant subjects.

The construction and the operation of ITER requires hundreds of highly qualified engineers and physicists and thus offers excellent career opportunities in international teams. Therefore young engineers and natural scientists are encouraged to participate to the Summer School and be introduced to highly challenging scientific and technical areas and the way they will be brought into reality in a large international project.

The Karlsruhe International School on Fusion Technologies is co-funded by the European Commission and jointly organized by Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany. The advisory board takes care of the scientific organization and consists of:

  • Dr. Klaus Hesch KIT
  • Dr. Phillippe Magaud CEA
  • Dr. Thomas Mull AREVA NP
  • Dr. Aldo Pizzuto ENEA
  • Dr. Elizabeth Surrey CCFE
  • Prof. Harald Weber ÖAW