Building and construction & campus development

Kiel University’s campus is currently undergoing a complete renewal. By 2022, one third of the university’s buildings will be rebuilt or completely renovated, with a further third completed by 2026. This renewal will result in state-of-the-art research infrastructures. The Faculty of Engineering is getting a new research building, with ultra-modern research buildings and new buildings for other faculties also being added to the campus on Westufer. Lecture theatres and seminar rooms are being upgraded to the latest technological standards, and a joint specialised library will create attractive working conditions for the students. All in all, construction work will cost around half a billion euros. The university is thus amongst the largest urban construction projects in Schleswig-Holstein.

All construction projects are coordinated, planned and implemented by the CAU Facility Management team in close cooperation with Gebäudemanagement Schleswig-Holstein (GMSH).

Current restrictions


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Renovating the Kunsthalle zu Kiel: the art gallery will be closed as from 25 September 2023

The university, the art gallery and the state jointly presented the structural measures and initial plans for the interim period.

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Faculty of Engineering holds topping out ceremony

Only nine months after laying the foundation stone, the shell structure of the new innovation centre for research and technology transfer has been…

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New building for Department of Geography is opened

First new replacement building on Kiel University’s Anger grounds

Rahmenplan der Technischen Fakultät mit Highlight auf ZEVS und Hörsaalneubau

Update for the Faculty of Engineering

Start of construction on ZEVS and lecture hall building marks start of Gaarden Campus redevelopment




Abbreviations for roads, buildings and facilities are used in many places in Kiel University’s printed and online publications. The abbreviations used are explained here:

Abbreviations List

Campus areas

Campus areas A to D


Members of Kiel University will receive further updates on planning and construction progress via the Intranet.

To the Intranet

Site communications

Corinna Krömer
Facility Management

to the Facility Management



Emergency contact

+49 (0)431/880-2222
The central emergency telephone number is operated by the university’s main gate. All kinds of emergencies on campus can be reported here.