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Welcome to the KSOP - Karlsruhe School of Optics & Photonics

Multidisciplinary Environment for First-Class Research, Education, and Innovation.

The Karlsruhe School of Optics & Photonics (KSOP), graduate school at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, provides both multidisciplinary Master and Doctorate Programs in Optics & Photonics taught in English. The educational concept is designed to qualify students for accelerated careers at world leading academic institutions and in high-technology industries. 

Students benefit from cooperations with the Optics industry. Partnerships with global corporations such as ZEISS and Polytec, as well as with small and medium-sized enterprises facilitate their first career steps for those who are heading towards the industry. On top KSOP provides its students with additional career training, networking events, free language courses and state of the art labs.


KSOP M.Sc. Online Info Session II

We will be holding another informational webinar about our Master's Program on April 3rd at 4:00 pm (CET) . Participants can have their questions answered, learn about the application process and student life in Karlsruhe.

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Register Today for KSOP Summer School

Register today for the KSOP Summer School! During this three day program, participants will hear from leading experts in the O&P fields, network with students, doctoral researchers and young scientists from other universities and institutes.

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Nanoscribe Receives the DPG Technology Transfer Award

The Institute of Nanotechnology, the Innovation- and Relations-Management at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) as well as the company Nanoscribe are distinguished by the German Physical Society (DPG) for their successful transfer of scientific research into commercial products. KSOP Prof. Martin Wegener from the Institute of Nanotechnology helped with developing the technology.

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How mushrooms grow: A movie from inside a cell

KSOP Prof. Nienhaus and his team reveal the role of vesicle transport in polar growth of fungal cells with superresolution and pulse-chase imaging.

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