The Verein der Freunde der Hochschule Karlsruhe e.V. (Friends of HsKA) was founded in 1953.

In order to facilitate the contact between graduates and their former faculty or study program, a number of "Freundeskreise" (faculty-level friends' associations) were founded.

Associations related to a faculty or degree program

The "Freundeskreise" (friends' associations) are a meeting point for everybody who is interested in enriching a study program and help its students, to network and to discuss, and to keep teaching and research up-to-date. 

Graduates, as well as representatives of companies and businesses, are invited to join one of the following Freundeskreise:

Degree programChairman
Baubetrieb und Baumanagement (Construction Management & Economics)Dipl.-Ing. Jochen Knecht MBA
Bauingenieurwesen (Civil Engineering)Dipl.-Ing. (FH) Joachim Diemer
Elektro- und Informationstechnik (Electrical Engineering & Information Technology)Dipl.-Ing. (FH) Thomas Eisebraun
Geomatik (Geomatics)Dipl.-Ing. (FH) Alexander Georg
Informatik (Computer Science)Dipl.-Inform. (FH) Klaus-Dieter Hüttel
Maschinenbau (Mechanical Engineering)Dipl.-Ing. (FH) Günter Raupp
Mechatronik und Fahrzeugtechnologie (Mechatronics and Automotive Engineering)Dipl.-Ing. (FH) Peter Kalchschmidt
Sensorsystemtechnik (Sensor Systems Technology)Dipl.-Ing. (FH) Frieder Keller
Wirtschaftsinformatik (Business Information Systems)Dipl.-Inform. (FH) Matthias Kreis
Wirtschaftswissenschaften (Management Science & Engineering)Prof. Dipl. - Oec. Christoph Ewert