Former heads of the Institute






Prof. Dr.-Ing. Karl Steinbuch

1958 Gründung des Instituts
1958 - 1980 Institutsleiter, † 04.06.2005






Prof. Dr.-Ing. Utz Baitinger

1981 - 1989 Institutsleiter





Prof. Dr.-Ing. Dr.-Ing. h.c. Hans Martin Lipp

1981 - 2001 Institutsleiter
† 05.12.2007


Prof. Dr.-Ing. Klaus D. Müller-Glaser

1993-2013 Institutsleiter
† 22.09.2023



“Irrespective of his scientific achievements, KIT distanced itself from Karl Steinbuch in November 2023. In this connection, KIT decided to rename its information technology center Scientific Computing Center (previously Steinbuch Centre for Computing). This decision is based on latest findings of historian A. Guhl, according to which Karl Steinbuch advocated unacceptable acts of war as a young man during the Nazi era. After his retirement, Steinbuch increasingly adopted extreme right-wing positions.” (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology)

Link to the press release