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The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. It employs roughly 402,000 associates worldwide (as of December 31, 2017) of whom roughly 64,500 work in research and development.


The company generated sales of 78.1 billion euros in 2017. Its operations are divided into four business sectors: Mobility Solutions, Industrial Technology, Consumer Goods, and Energy and Building Technology. As a leading IoT company, Bosch offers innovative

solutions for smart homes, smart cities, connected mobility, and connected manufacturing. The Bosch Group’s strategic objective is to create solutions for a connected life. In short, Bosch creates technology that is “Invented for life.” The Bosch Group comprises Robert Bosch GmbH and its roughly 440 subsidiaries and regional companies in 60 countries. The basis for the company’s future growth is its innovative strength.



Prof. Dr. Thomas Kropf (CR/P)

President Corporate Sector Research and Advance Engineering Robert Bosch GmbH



"Bosch has been working with KIT for many years. Our partnership brings the worlds of science and business practice together in a dialogue from which both sides can benefit. Our common goal is to use technological solutions to improve quality of life."



With around 25,000 employees, ZEISS is one of the global leaders in the optical and optoelectronic industries.

ZEISS has been contributing to technological progress for more than 160 years – with solutions for the semiconductor, automotive and mechanical engineering industries, biomedical research and medical technology, as well as eyeglass lenses, camera and cine lenses, binoculars and planetariums. ZEISS employees passionately strive to create products that make the world a better place. At ZEISS, you will have the opportunity to work on trendsetting technologies together with the best minds in your field.

Two Master Students of the Karlsruhe School of Optics & Photonics worked on their master theses at the Carl Zeiss AG. Read their interviews here:


Prof. Dr. Michael Kaschke

"The KSOP M.Sc. in Optics & Photonics attracts many highly qualified applicants from all over the world. We are happy about this at ZEISS, because the close cooperation between the university and the partner companies enables the students a practical training on a high level. I can personally see these benefits during my lectures in Karlsruhe. As a company, we would like to continue supporting you in setting up courses of study in a future-oriented way. Because: Optics and Photonics are key technologies of the 21st century."


CEO of Carl Zeiss AG