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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.



Frontiers in Photonics Symposium

Register today for the FEMTO-ST "Frontiers in Photonics" Symposium. The symposium will be on November 23rd, 2018 and cover topics like optics, imaging frontiers, and the links between the science of optics and the history of art.

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KSOP Alumni Featured in Nature Photonics

Congratulations to KSOP alumni Tobias Harter and Sandeep Ummethala along with KSOP Professors Freude & Koos on their work that was recently published in Nature Photonics! The article was also honored by a News & Views Article! 

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Excellence Strategy

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) has successfully acquired funding for two clusters of excellence within the Excellence Strategy launched by the federal and state governments. KIT Will Submit Proposal in the Funding Line “University of Excellence“

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Nanoscribe in Shanghai

Congratulations to KSOP Spin-off Nanoscribe for establishing a subsidiary in Shanghai, China - "Nanoscribe China Co. Ltd."!

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KSOP Webinar for India

KSOP will be holding a webinar for India on September 13th at 11:30 CET (15:00 IST). Join us and find out about our programs!

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Founder of the Month Winner

Vanguard Photonics GmbH received the Founder of the Month August prize from KIT!

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