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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KSOP Research Area I Speaker recognized as Highly Cited Researcher 2021

KSOP Research Area I (Photonic Materials & Devices) Speaker Martin Wegener (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology) has been recognized as Highly Cited Researchers 2021 by Web of Science in the category 'Cross-Field'. This means that his publications rank in the top 1% by citations for field and year. In order to create the list, Web of Science evaluated research published between 2010 to 2020.

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KSOP Alumni Meeting 2021

KSOP held a virtual alumni meeting for all M.Sc. and Ph.D. alumni! Thank you to all those who joined this great event!

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KIT Ranks #1

The QS Graduate Employability Ranking 2022 lists KIT as number 1 in Germany, top 10 in Europe, 46th in international comparison.

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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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