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Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)
Department of Informatics
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D-76128 Karlsruhe

History

Geschichte der Fakultät

1958

  • Electronic and digital technical fundamentals of modern computers become the main focus of the Institute of Telecommunications

1959

  • Programming training, beginnings of software development and the start of a central computer supply by the Faculty of Numerical Mathematics and Main Frame Systems

1966

  • Foundation of the University Computer Centre

1968

  • Senate committee for informatics questions resolves to introduce an informatics degree course in Karlsruhe

1969

  • 01/01/1969 Foundation of the Informatics Institute
  • 09/07/1969 Resolution passed by the ministry of education in Baden Württemberg regarding the enforcement of the examination regulations for the degree course in informatics (academic title Diplom-Informatiker)
  • 01/10/1969 Beginning of an independent informatics degree course
  • Involvement of the University of Karlsruhe in the extraregional informatics research programme (ÜRF)

1971

  • First graduates receive the title Diplom-Informatiker

1972

  • Foundation of the Department of Informatics with four institutes

1973

  • Applied Informatics programme:
    Creation of chairs for informatics at the engineering and business studies faculties

1979

  • Foundation of the inter-faculty Institute of Computer Science Applications (IIAI)

1981

  • Introduction of the informatics postgraduate course

1984

  • Participation in the special research field 314:
    Artificial intelligence – knowledge based systems

1985

  • Foundation of the Research Centre for Information Technology (FZI) at the University of Karlsruhe 

1986

  • Foundation of the German-French Institute of Automation and Robotics (IAR) 

1987

  • Restructuring of the Department of Informatics into eight institutes
    Setting up of the pilot project "Computer science for the blind – degree course for the visually disabled in informatics and business engineering"

1988

  • 1,000th degree awarded by the Department

1989

  • Creation of the Karlsruhe Informatics co-operation (KIK)

1990

  • Participation in the special research field 346:
    Computer-integrated design and production of components 

1992

  • Establishment of the research training group Mastering Complex Systems
  • 2,000th degree awarded by the department
  • Participation in the special research field 358 Automated System Design

1993

  • Foundation of the Study Centre for the Visually Impaired Students (SZS)

1995

  • 300th conferral of a doctorate at the department

1996

  • Evaluation of teaching in the subject of informatics
  • Participation in the special research field 414:
    Information Technology inMedicine, Computer and Sensor-Supported Surgery
  • 25th habilitation (postdoctoral university degree with lecture qualification) at the department
  • 3,000th degree awarded by the department

1997

  • Introduction of the degree course Information Engineering and Management (together with the business studies department) 

1998

  • 400th conferral of a doctorate at the department

1999

  • Participation in the special research field 425:
    Electromagnetic Compatibility in Medical Technology and in the Factory 

2000

  • Foundation of the Centre for Applied Legal Science (ZAR) and the Institute of Computer Science Law
  • 500th conferral of a doctorate at the department

2001

  • Establishment of the special research field 588:
    »Humanoid robots – Learning and Cooperating Multimodal Robots«
  • Cross-sectional evaluation of informatics of the state research committee Baden-Württemberg

2002

  • 30 years Department of Informatics

2003

  • 4,000th degree awarded by the department
  • First graduate of the degree course Information Engineering and Management

2004

  • 600th conferral of a doctorate at the department

2005

  • Establishment of the research training group 1126:
    »Intelligent Surgery – Development of new computer based methods for the future workplace in surgery« by the German Research Foundation (DFG)
  • Establishment of the research training group 1194:
    »Self-organizing Sensor-Actuator-Systems« by the German Research Foundaion (DFG)
  • Introduction of the Information Management bachelor and masters degree course

2007

  • 35 years Department of Informatics
  • 10 years Course of Studie »Information Engineering and Management

2008

  • 50 years of Software Engineering
  • Restructuring and renaming of the Institute of Algorithms and Cognitive Systems into the Institute of Cryptography and Security
  • 5000th degree awarded by the department; 700th conferral of a doctorate at the department
  • Introduction of the Informatics bachelor and masters degree course

2009

  • Establishment of the Institute of Anthropomatics
  • Establishment of the KIT focus area COMMputation with a strong Informatics involvement

2010

  • Establishment of the Service Center for Academic Affairs
  • 800th conferral of a doctorate at the department
  • Participation in the transregional special research field 89 »Invasive Computing«
  • Creation of the KIT focus area »Anthropomatics and Robotics«