KSOP provides a multidisciplinary environment for first-class research and education as well as for the generation of knowledge and innovation in Optics & Photonics.
Since its foundation, the Karlsruhe School of Optics & Photonics has been funded under the German that was launched to support world-class research and education at German universities. The excellence status of KSOP was renewed for another five years after a successful evaluation by international experts in 2012.
The educational concept is designed to qualify graduates for accelerated careers at world leading academic institutions and in high-technology industries. The Research Areas are: Photonic Materials and Devices, Advanced Spectroscopy, Biomedical Photonics, Optical Systems and Solar Energy.
By now, almost 600 Master and PhD students and alumni from 40 different countries are part of KSOP.
The structure of the Karlsruhe School of Optics & Photonics (KSOP)
Additionally to scientific and technical as well as management courses students also profit from the institution’s close ties to industry. In this way careers are promoted and access to the labour market is facilitated.