Dr. Michael Kaschke, Member of the Carl
Zeiss AG Executive Board and President and CEO of Carl Zeiss Meditec AG,
has been appointed an Honorary Professor in the Faculty for Electrotechnology
and Information Technology at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology. This was
announced by the university on October 28. Kaschke has been associated with
the school for many years. He has regularly taught courses on optical medical
technology since 2006 and holds lectures and seminars on the management of innovation
and business development processes.
Furthermore, Kaschke is a member of the Advisory Board at the Karlsruhe School
of Optics & Photonics and at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology. He played
a considerable role in the founding of Nanoscribe GmbH in 2008, a spin-off of
the Faculty for Physics at the university. Prof. Dr. Uli Lemmer, Director of
the Karlsruhe School of Optics & Photonics, stated: “We are very proud
that Mr. Kaschke has shown so much commitment to teaching at our university.
As a proven scientist and manager in a high-tech company, he possesses more
than 15 years of experience in medical technology and has in-depth know-how
in innovation and corporate management.” Courses offered by top executives
from industry have increased the attractiveness of the university. “Practical
offerings from prominent industry representatives are very popular among students,”
verified Prof. Lemmer.
Carl Zeiss has long pushed for the close cooperation between science and industry.
Dr. Michael Kaschke sees this as an obligation. “It is important for me
to support the link between science and industry any way that I can. I am proud
of my dedication to teaching at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology,”