Content of this Newsletter: Excellence status of KSOP confirmed! - KSOP Open Day - Next PhD Workshop - New PhD Students & Alumni - OSKar officially accepted as SPIE Chapter
Edition 03/ June 2012
KSOP Excellence awarded by DFGExcellence status of KSOP confirmed! The success story of KSOP as well as the trendsetting concept for the upcoming years with e.g. a new research area in "Solar Energy" once again led to the successfull confirmation of the excellence status of KSOP awarded by the DFG. We would like to thank all KSOP members, who contributed to this great success, and invite you for a BBQ on June 28, 2012 in the ID courtyard after the KSOP plenery meeting, which starts at 4 p.m. in the HECTOR Auditorium. Due to the EURO 2012 we will of course broadcast the quarter-final Germany versus Italy.
Recent Events
26.06. & 03.07.2012 | 1 - 6 p.m.
MSc Workshop "German Business Culture"
28.06.2012 | 4 p.m.
KSOP Plenary Meeting & BBQ

04.07.2012 | 4 p.m.

10.07.2012 | 2 - 4 p.m.
Executive Board Meeting

23.-31.07.2012| full-time
PhD Management Module "Human Resource Management" Read more

11.09.2012 | 2 - 4 p.m.
Executive Board Meeting

24.-28.09.2012| full-time
PhD Technical Module "MatLab"
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09.10.2012 | 2 - 4 p.m.
Executive Board Meeting

14.11.2012| 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Company Contact Fair "Optical Technologies" Read more

KSOP Open Day Insights to KSOP: KSOP presented itself to interested students not only from KIT but from throughout Germany on June 21, 2012 in Karlsruhe. The participants had the opportunity to get an insight into the curriculum of the KSOP MSc program visiting two of the KSOP lectures, meet some professors and fellows students and inform themselves about possible specializations, scholarships and internship program. Many thanks go to the OSKar members and all other Master students, who supperted the organisation of this event.
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KSOP Phd Seminar
New PhD Seminar RA II & III
We invite all KSOP PhD students to the next PhD Seminar in RA II & III, which takes place on July 04, 2012 in the International Department. Naghmeh Azadfar (APH), Christoph Krämer (APH) and Patrick Schwab (LTI) will present their PhD projects, followed by a social event for all participants.
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New PhD Students & Alumni KSOP welcomes 2 new PhD students. We wish you a successful start & exciting time in KSOP! Congratulations and wishes for success in all future endeavors go to the new alumni of the PhD Program: Dr. Joachim Fischer, Dr. Melanie Schwingel, Dr. Rebecca Kelting, Dr. Justyna Gansel, Dr. Jonas Conradt, and Dr. Andreas Luz.

OSKar officially accepted as SPIE Chapter
On April 20, 2012, OSKar was accepted as a SPIE student chapter. Thus, OSKar enlarged its network being eligible to request funding, invite lecturers, and request travel support from SPIE. Congratulations for this success!
Further Information
KSOP - Karlsruhe School of Optics & Photonics
Schlossplatz 19
76131 Karlsruhe (Germany)
Tel.: +49 721 608 47880
Fax: +49 721 608 47882