January 23: the KIT Focus "Optics & Photonics" presented itself to around 200 intersted citizens in the city hall of Karlsruhe.
November 14: Nine companies from the optical industry presented themselves during the KSOP Company Contact Fair in Audimax of KIT.
September 20: KSOP presented itself at the Naturejobs Career Expo - the UK's largest career fair in London.
September 13: Students from the KSOP PhD and the MSc Program attended the Summer School "Get ahead with optics" from Sept. 2nd till Sept. 12th, 2012 in Tunisia, targeting towards female graduate students from Tunisia and Germany.
June 15: KSOP members win renowned awards: Christian Koos recieves award for junior researchers and Olaf Dössel was announced fellow of the International Academy for Medical and Biological Engineering.
June 15: Jubiltation at the KSOP: The first graduate school of the KIT successfully defended its excellence status awarded by the DFG.
In 2006 the KIT was awarded the Excellence Status in the first round of the initiative, and the KSOP formed one of the main pillars of the proposal as the first graduate school of the KIT.
The success story of the KSOP as well as a trendsetting concept for the upcoming years with e.g. a new research area in "Solar Energy" now once again led to the successfull confirmation of the excellence status of the graduate school. Press Release KIT
May 15: KSOP anounces the Open Day for interested students in the KSOP Master Program.
Date for the Open Day will be June 21, 2012. Read more
March 19: the last IONS meeting was hosted by OSKar and took place from March 16-18, 2012 in Karlsruhe. Read more
November 25: KSOP Alumnus Dr. Michael Thiel was one of the winner of the KIT PhD Award 2011. Read more
November 15: PhD Alumnus Boris Riedel and KSOP Master students Claudia Hößbacher and Julian Kurz were honored with awards by the university community for lighting technology. Read more
October 20: OSKar won the OSA excellence award for small student chapters, endowed with 1.000 $
June 09: VISOLAS wins CyberOne award: Spin-off founded by researchers of Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) is granted award for the best research commercialization in 2011 by independent expert jury. Press Release KIT, YouTube-Video