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A Journey of Discovery is Only Complete When You Return to Your Place of Origin

On the 12th July 2019, Dr. Alexander Gerst, a well-known astronaut and also an alumnus of the KIT, has been awarded with a honorary for his services to science. In the interview with the Alumni Network, he spoke about his passion and how KIT influenced him on his way.

>>Read the article here
10/19: Digital Transformation Has Long Since Ceased to Be a Buzzword

On 20th August 2019, the internet magazine “Internet of Things” issued an interview of Prof. Dr. Maedche.

>>Read the article here
07/19: Three Ways to Become an Energy Expert

From Certificate Courses to Master's Program - different ways of pursuing expertise in the energy industry.

>>Read the article here
07/19: Virtual Experience of Prototypes

New XR laboratory at IPEK enables early validation of interactive products.

>>Read the article here
06/19: Seeking a Bridge Between Two Worlds

New extra-occupational study programme “Information Systems Engineering and Management” to start in autumn, and half of the openings have already been filled.

>>Read the article here
06/19: Honeycomb Reactors for the Energy Transition

An innovative process for methanation of hydrogen in power-to-gas plants.

>>Read the article here
05/19: Storing Energy in the Depths

Cooling and Heating with Groundwater.

>>Read article here
05/19: Beyond Lithium

POLiS Cluster of Excellence to Establish the Foundations of Sustainable and Effective Battery Storage.

>>Read article here
04/19: Rolls Royce Partnership with HECTOR School

Rolls-Royce Power Systems helps 100 engineers gain electrical engineering qualification.

>>Read article here
04/19: Energy Transition

Under the ENSURE Kopernikus Project, representatives of civil society develop scenarios for implementing the energy transition.

>>Read article here
04/19: No Blackout

Resilient reliable power supply despite renewable energies and decentralization.

>>Read article here
03/19: HECTOR School Teaching Award 2019

Congratulations to the HECTOR School professors who receive the Teaching Award 2019.

>>Read article here
03/19: The Best Decision

How AI helps retailers increase sales and profits.

>>Read the article here
03/19: A Revolution We Help to Shape

President of KIT, Professor Holger Hanselka, talks about artificial intelligence and his role in the steering committee of the learning systems platform.

>>Read the article here
02/2019: The Most Difficult Thing was to Find the First Client

KIT's spinoff ArtiMinds Robotics GmbH bridges the gap between latest technology and industrial robot.

>>Read the article here
02/2019: The Magic Word is Deep Learning

Neural networks pushing development in autonomous driving.

>>Read the article here
01/19: The Dark Side of AI is Powerful

IT Security expert Professor Jörn Müller-Quade warns against previously unknown cyber attacks.

>>Read the article here
01/19: AMAR, Assisting Robot

The youngest member of the ARMAR family independently grasps situations and assists.

>>Read the article here
12/18: Overcoming the Distance

Chinese-German technology development for fuel cell vehicles.

>>Read the article here
12/18: Rethinking in a System of Systems

Future mobility systems require interdisciplinary collaboration.

>>Read the article here
11/18: Smaller. Lighter. Faster.

Research projects enhance the potential and applications of electric motors.

>>Read the article here
11/18: Autonomous Driving Test Field

A broad spectrum of transport environments can be tested.

>>Read the article here
10/18: Excellence Strategy

President Hanselka: “Great Success“ – KIT Will Submit Proposal in the Funding Line “University of Excellence“

>>Read the article here
07/18: Automobiles - when will cars live up to their name

HECTOR School Prof. Eric Sax will discuss the future of the automobile August 4, 2018 at the KaMuNa.

>> Read the article here
07/18: Synergies and Multidisciplinarity

Recent success of HEiKA research cooperation between Heidelberg and Karlsruhe.

>> Read the article here
06/18: More Flexibility for Tomorrow's Factory

KIT researchers work on designing future smart factories that are as variable as a cloud today.

>>Read the article here
05/18: How Change Can Succeed

A study shows the central role of humans in the successful implementation of production in the digital age.

>>Read the article here
05/18: Specific Development of Competences

Intro 4.0 and Leadership 4.0 projects develop qualification and management strategies in the digital work environment - featuring the HECTOR School.

>>Read the article here
03/18: About the HECTOR School

Simon Bättig, current participant in the Energy Engineering and Management program: "I am a fan of this traditional way of teaching. During the attendance phases a very intensive work atmosphere is created. My fellow students come from Portugal, India, Spain and Germany - there is hardly a better opportunity for international networking than personal contact."

>>Read the article here
03/18: Prof. Sax about autonomous driving

Eric Sax, from the Institute for Information Processing Technology in Karlsruhe, outlines the opportunities that are created - but at the same time he warns against premature euphoria and precipitancy in the developement.

>Read the article here
03/18: Self-driving Cars in ADAC Services

At the general meeting of ADAC Nordbaden in Karlsruhe, Prof. Sax, whose institute is in charge of the "Autonomous Driving Test Field" (located in Karlsruhe) spoke about self driving cars.

>>Read the article here
03/18: Prof. Sax Interview after accident in Tempe

On May 5, autonomous driving will be tested in Karlsruhe on some roads and motorway sections. It remains even after the accident of Tempe, emphasizes Prof. Dr.-Ing. Eric Sax in an interview with the RNZ from 21.03.2018.

>>Read the article here
02/18: SAP Co-founder Hector Continues to Promote KIT


Signing of the Third Funding Agreement of the Hector Foundation II.

>>Read the press release here
02/18: Adapter for Machine Communication

HECTOR School MPD & POM master program's partner institute KIT 'wbk' has developed an adapter that facilitates connection and mutual adaptation of parts of a production system.

>>Read the article here
02/18: Interview with Prof. Dr. Maxim Ulrich

HECTOR School Prof. Maxim Ulrich is interviewed by Die VersicherungsPraxis for his work in the risk management and finance field.

>>Read the article here
02/18: Visionary of the Information Society

HECTOR School Prof. Jürgen Becker is featured in this edition, covering Karl Steinbuch's what would have been his 100th Birthday.

>>Read the article here
02/18: HECTOR School Teaching Award 2018

The HECTOR School announces the teaching award winners for 2018.

>>Read more here
02/18: TQ of Autonomous Vehicles

HECTOR School Prof. Eric Sax was featured in the TQ of Autonomous Vehicles Roundtable Experts video and latest issue.

>>Watch the video here
01/18: Setting Standards in Materials Science

Britta Nestler is awarded the 2017 Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prize, the highest endowed German science prize of EUR 2.5 million.

>>Read the article here
01/18: Mobile Boxes

KIT students develop innovative shelf concept for the Amazon Robotics Challenge

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12/17: Optimized Power Packs

Sophisticated Test Lab Allows Tests of Power Tools at IPEK - The Institute of Product Engineering

>>Read the article here
11/17: Initiative Leadership 4.0

Experts from industry, business and science met in Baden-Baden to discuss the topic of digital transformation.

>>Read the article here
10/17: Be a Winner in the Automobile Market of Tomorrow

HECTOR School Prof. Eric Sax discusses the future of the automotive industry.

>>Read the article here
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.

>> Read the article here
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.

>> Read the article here
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.

>> Read the article here
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.

>> Read the article here
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.

>> Read the article here
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.

>> Read the article here
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.

>> Read the article here
05/17: Man of the Future

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

>> Read the article here
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.

>> Read the article here
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.

>> Read the article here
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.

>> Read the article here
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.

>> Read the article here
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.

>> Read the article here
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.

>>Read the article here
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. 

>Read the article here
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. 

>> Read the article here
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. 

>>Read the article here
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.

>>Read the article here
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.

>> Read the interview here
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.

>> Read more
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.

>> Read more
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.

>> Read more about the top performance
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.

>> Read more
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.

>> Read more
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.

>> Read more
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.

>> Read more

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.

>> Read more

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.”

>> Read more on the ranking

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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