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Welcome to the KSOP - Karlsruhe School of Optics & Photonics

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

The terms Optics & Photonics are derived from the Greek optikós, referring to vision and photon which means light. Hence, the areas of Optics & Photonics cover the research relating to light including its use in many modern industries.

The Karlsruhe School of Optics & Photonics (KSOP) offers English language Master and Doctorate Programs in Optics & Photonics.





ZEISS Scholarship
Exclusive ZEISS Scholarship

We are proud to announce that our premium partner ZEISS is now offering an exclusive scholarship for KSOP students. Scholarship holders will not only receive financial support but also individual consulting, career coaching and access to the ZEISS career network and exclusive events.

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Prof. Koos Receives ERC Consolidator Grant

The European Research Council (ERC) has awarded Prof. Christian Koos Consolidator Grants to fund his project in Photonic and Electronic Methods to Generate Terahertz Signals and make them usable for Data Transmission and Measurement Technology. Congratulations!

Further information here!
KSOP PhD Student and Professor on the Cover of Science

Congratulations to KSOP PhD student Tobias Frenzel and KSOP Professor Martin Wegener on being featured on the front page of Science!

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KDOP 2017 Pictures

On November 7-8, 2017, KSOP had their bi-annual international symposium, the Karlsruhe Days of Optics & Photonics (KDOP). Here are pictures from the event.

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