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09/17: Experimentation Field

HECTOR School lecturer Jivka Ovtcharova speaks about the "Platform Industry 4.0" initiative and her focuses on virtual and augmented reality instruments.

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08/17: Working for the Screw to Fit

Long before big data and data science were on everyone’s mind, HECTOR School Professor Klemens Böhm and his team focused on big data volumes.

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08/17: Collecting and Utilizing Data in a Sensible Way

Several interdisciplinary groups of KIT conduct research into “Industry 4.0 – Internet of Things,” including three HECTOR School Professors.

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07/17: From Development to Manufacture

KIT institutes establish joint projects between Germany and China to understand and excel at production systems development in a global scale. IPEK (Institute of Product Engineering) studies these processes in an attempt to strengthen the German production systems.

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07/17: "You Cannot Buy Industry 4.0, You Have to Work for It."

HECTOR School Prof. Jörg Bauer explains how the digital land of Industry 4.0 for many companies appear to be complicated and long. But through the Industry 4.0 guidelines developed by VDMA and KIT'S Institute of Production Science helps companies become more familiar with the technology.

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06/17: Fit for the Energy Transition

How can companies successfully master current and future challenges in the energy sector? HECTOR School members provide the solution: the part-time Master Program in Energy Engineering & Management.

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06/17: Investing More into IT Security

Scientists of KIT closely work with researchers of the Fraunhofer Institute of Optronics, Systems Technologies and Image Exploitation to improve protection of industrial facilities against online hackers. IT security training is in high demand.

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05/17: Man of the Future

HECTOR School Alumnus Philipp Schüll is the TRUMPF Group's Industry 4.0 Program Coordinatior.

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04/17: Looking for Answers Before the Question Arises

The Schaeffler Hub for Advanced Research (SHARE) at KIT and their cooperation on many projects relating to energy storage, electric powertrains and automated mobility, helps establish contacts to industries at an early stage.

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04/17: The Reality Check

In October 2016, the region of Karlsruhe started to pioneer test fields for autonomous driving. The results will not only be for car drivers, but also for buses, vans and sweepers.

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03/17: Dual Master's Degree at the HECTOR School

Battery electric city bus, fuel cell range extender, emergency brake assist with pedestrian detection, the autonomous driving bus, a continuous data connection of the bus to the global cloud: The future is electric and digital.

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03/17: Balanced Grid

The renewable energy system is quickly evolving and projects like Kopernikus project ENSURE examine what will happen to the existing transmission and distributing grids after Germany transforms their current energy system.

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03/17: Supply at the Front Door

The process for transporting power to the consumer has been a long process of taking the power from the transmission grid to the distribution grid and then to the customer. Now, "RegEnKiBo" found a way to feed renewable energy directly into the power grid.

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02/17: bioliq® Research Project

Bioliq® is making a gasoline substitute in order to find another solution for energy resources and how to storage renewable energy sources. Professor Jörg Sazer examins bioliq® and the ways that this product can help develop routes for high-preformance fuels to become more sustainable.

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02/17: Answers for the Future

"The future grid will be an energy grid rather than a power grid. This means that power, gas, and heat will have to be coupled and interconnected such that surplus in one grid can be transferred to another grid." KIT President Prof. Dr.-Ing. Holger Hanselka discusses the initiative "Energy System 2050" and its goal to find the lowest levels of pollution and energy consumption while containing the high level of prosperity. 

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01/17: Smart Grids for the Energy Transmission

HECTOR School Professor Hartmut Schmeck thinks that quite a few of the problems encountered in energy informatics are currently unsolved. Imporant research and development tasks include safeguarding security of critical infrastructures controlled via the Internet and protecting privacy when transmitting utilization data by smart meters. 

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01/17: Powered by the Wish to Improve

“My master’s thesis was the door opener. It gave rise to the development of interfaces in the areas of hybridization and electrification which later on paved the way for my current position.” HECTOR School Alumnae Sabine Häge now applies her acquired knowledge from the Master Program Green Mobility Engineering in her position at Daimler's Advanced Engineering Group for eDrive System Design. 

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12/16: Everyone is an Expert

In this day and age, where everyone owns an efficient computer, it has become more and more important to teach people to make full use of their potential of creating, programming and executing their own problems. HECTOR School Professor Walter Tichy developed the software AliceNLP for children to experience object oriented computing.

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12/16: KIT ranked #1

The results of the current employability ranking from Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) state: The Karlsruhe Institute for Technology (KIT) is #1 in Germany. The focus of the ranking is on the preparation of graduates for the labour market. In regards to the indicator "cooperation with employers" and in relation to engaged alumni KIT performs excellently.

>>Find out more here
11/16: Artificial Intelligence in Action

At KIT humanoid robots are developed to be tomorrow’s kitchen aids. In the interview, engineer and computer scientist Tamim Asfour explains why robotics might be a key technology to solving many challenges in society and industry.

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10/16: "It is like riding a cannonball"

Interview on the fight for security and privacy in cyberspace with the Head of the Institute of Cryptography and Security at the KIT, Professor Jörn Müller-Quade. He conducts research into data protection, IT security, and cryptography.

>>Read the interview here
10/16: Digital Transformation

“It is one of the very big challenges of the present to comprehensively study all aspects of digitization and actively seize the opportunities associated with it,” says Professor Alexander Mädche. Part of his work is to find out how information must be presented so that the user knows how to make the right decision in a given situation.

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09/16: Launches from Campus into Markets

Strategic partnerships between science and industry may provide an incentive for innovations. Both sides can profit from the results of shortening the time it takes to transfer scientific knowledge into marketable products.

>Read about how this is done at KIT.
09/16: Enhanced Networking

Sharing knowledge and resources across networks has been a growing trend in society that has long been applied in research. The XiL-BW-e Network, for example, is jointly using research facilities in Baden-Württemberg.

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08/16: Light. Fast. Powerful.

At the KIT Institute of Electrical Engineering (ETI), powerful e-motors are being developed. Professors Martin Doppelbauer, Marc Hiller, and Michael Braun work on optimizing the power-to-weight ratio. The motor developed by at the Institute reached a near-record power density of 7 kW/kg.

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08/16: "We Care for Tomorrow's Tomorrow"

Engine research at IFKM Institute of Internal Combustion Engines seeks to address the global challenges of a highly industrialized world.  According to Professor Thomas Koch, who has been head of the institute since 2013, the combustion engines that ensure our mobility cannot be replaced even in the future and it is our duty to continuously improve and develop them for sustainable use.

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08/16: Alumni Interview with Carsten Roth/ IBM

Carsten Roth participated in the program Master@IBM, which combines the master program at the HECTOR School with the practical experience at IBM. Read more about his experiences, why he decided to study within this program, and how he could help a customer to save money through his master thesis.

Read the full interview with Master@IBM Alumnus Carsten Roth
08/16: There Will Be Clearly Fewer Accidents

Interview with Professor Christoph Stiller about Autonomous Driving in the newest edition of LookKIT:
Concentrating research activities on the development of autonomous vehicles in Germany by establishing the Tech Center a-drive is important to industrial policy. It may take another 15 years until an autonomous vehicle is developed and approved for use in public traffic without human drivers.

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08/16: Putting Power on the Road

The engineers at IPEK, KIT’s Institute of Product Engineering, develop test methods and systems for tomorrow’s drive trains and study the effects of changes in society’s acceptance of mobility on future transport concepts. The main areas of research include performance, safety, environmental compatibility and sustainability.

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08/16: Glowing Review for the HECTOR School

In spring 2016 the HECTOR School took the biyearly alumni survey. The graduates of the Technology Business School of the KIT gave the HECTOR School a glowing review. The return rate of the Alumni Survey 2016 for the HECTOR School, Technology Business School of the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) beat the average score with a result of 54.5%.

>> More on the alumni survey
 
07/16: KIT China Branch: Close to the strategic partner

It has been two-and-a-half years since the various locations of KIT have been enhanced by KIT’s China Branch in Suzhou. >> Read more about its current activities & the cooperation with HECTOR School.

07/16: Alumni Interview with Britta Daffner/ IBM

Britta Daffner participated in the program Master@IBM, which combines the master program at the HECTOR School with the practical experience at IBM. Read more about her experiences, why she decided to study within this program, what she thinks about the chances of artificial intelligence within companies and >> more

 
07/16: Mobility systems are much more than just oil and engines

Interview in the current edition of LooKIT: Mobility stands at the cusp of a changing era, perhaps the most significant since the invention of the automobile. Such historic changes are associated with big challenges for the society and the environment, which will be addressed by KIT using the complete scope of its disciplines.

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06/16: Prof. Schmeck awarded with the Heinrich-Hertz-Preis

At the fifth annual meeting of the KIT Energy Center, HECTOR School lecturer Hartmut Schmeck was awarded with the Heinrich Hertz Prize 2016 for his life's work in the field of energy computer science. The award recognizes Schmecks contributions to the development and use of innovative information and communication technologies in intelligent energy management systems. >> Read more

 
06/16: KIT Secures Highest Amount of Third-Party Funding

EU Commission Monitoring Report ranks KIT no. 8 among the European universities. With an acquired funding amount of almost EUR 46 million, the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) is currently the most successful German university under Horizon 2020, the EU framework program for research and innovation. >> Read more

03/16: Fit for the Energy Sector

In-service Master’s Program of KIT ‘s Technology Business School for Qualification in Engineering and Management. The energy industry is challenged tremendously by rapid enhancements of energy systems and technologies as well as the continuous adaptation of business models to changing market regulations.

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03/16: KIT in the Top 100 of the World

With a total of eight subjects, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) ranks in the top 100 of the universities in the world. In two subjects – materials sciences and physics -, KIT has reached the international top 50. This is obvious from the recently published “QS World University Rankings by Subject 2016.”

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03/16: Gisela Lanza receives cross of the order of merit

Professor Gisela Lanza of Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) and lecturer at the HECTOR School is awarded the Cross of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany by President Joachim Gauck on March 7. On the eve of International Women's Day, the President honors 24 women for their outstanding achievements in culture and science. >> Read more

 

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