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. KSOP also has a strong focus on research which shows by the many publications, patents, awards and more that have been achieved by KSOP students, alumni, professors, and members.

Students benefit from cooperations with the Optics industry. Partnerships with global corporations such as ZEISS, Polytec, and BOSCH, 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.


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Open PhD Position

Open PhD Position on Novel Vacuum-Processed Absorber Materials for Perovskite Solar Cells.

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KSOP PhD Student Sets World Record

KSOP PhD researcher Vincent Hahn has now set a world record in ultra-precise 3D printing. His laser achieved 10 million voxels per second.

Hear his interview (in German) here
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Corona Virus

For updated information about the Corona Virus in regards to the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), please visit their FAQ website.

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