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Ulrich Lemmer
Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Ulrich Lemmer
KSOP scientific coordinator

Mission & Philosophy


The mission of the Karlsruhe School of Optics & Photonics (KSOP) is to provide the best possible environment for first-class research and education as well as for the generation of knowledge and innovation in Optics & Photonics.

The KSOP educational concept is designed to qualify our graduates for accelerated careers at the world’s best academic institutions and in high-technology industries. We actively promote thesis work of our doctoral researchers by dedicated supervision, mentoring, networking as well as by scientific and technical training. Concomitantly, we enhance the professional skills of our graduates by tailored personal and management training. A strong pillar of the KSOP concept is the individual coaching of doctoral researchers by one mentor for each Research Area.

Building on this excellent basis, the KSOP aims on remaining a world-leading institution for education, research, and innovation in optics & photonics.