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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.



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Selectively Erasable 3-D Inks


Researchers at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) - KSOP have now developed 3-D inks that can be selectively erased. This makes it possible to deliberately break down and rebuild highly precise structures on the micro- and nanoscale. 

>>Read article here
KSOP Prof.'s and PhD's Win Neuland Prizes

Congratulations to the 2018 KIT-Neuland prize winners! KSOP Professors and PhD students were among the winners for their projects; Prof. Dr. Stefan Bräse, Jasmin Busch, Fabian Hudemer, Eduard Spuling, and Prof. Dr. Jan Korvink.

>> See the winners here
New Edition of Sonderpublikation

Two KSOP scientists are featured in the latest edition of Sonderpublikation "Frauen in der Photonik."

Read the publication here
Prof. Martin Wegener on 3D Printing

"If the development continues, you will be able to print your own smartphone in twenty years' time." Read the article here.

New Chair of Optronics at KIT

Prof. rer. nat. habil. Marc Eichhorn is the new Head of the Department  "Photonics and Optronic Systems" at the Ettlingen site of the Fraunhofer Institute for Optronics, System Technology and Image Evaluation IOSB. At the KIT, Eichhorn holds the newly founded Chair of Optronics. At Fraunhofer IOSB, he will set up a department for laser technologies.

More information here
Prof. Wagenknecht wins the Faculty Teaching Award!


At the annual celebration at the end of April in the Garden Hall, Professor Dr. Hans-Achim Wagenknecht, KSOP Professor, was awarded the Faculty Teaching Prize 2018.

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