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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9th Karlsuhe Days of Optics & Photonics

A must for all optics and photonics enthusiasts!
The Karlsruhe Days of Optics & Photonics are back and bring the fascinating world of optics and photonics to Karlsruhe!
From November 16 -17 , you can expect inspiring talks from leading experts, groundbreaking insights and the opportunity to network with like-minded people!

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Presidential Award for Outstanding Student Chapter

Congratulations to OSKar for being awarded the 2023 Presidential Award for Outstanding Student Chapter.
SPIE President Bernard Kress reported that the chapter stood out because of its breadth of activities, including International Day of Light (IDL) observations, industry visits, and social and networking events.

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Call for KSOP Scholarships for Doctoral Researchers

KSOP calls for applications for financing doctoral researchers via funds of KSOP. All PIs are eligible to apply for this funding. Application deadline: July 1, 2023.

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Christian Koos awarded the ERC Proof of Concept Grant

Congratulations to KSOP PI Christian Koos in receiving the ERC Proof of Concept Grant for his project TeraGEAR "Agile Ultra-Scale Communications Using Optical Arbitrary Waveform Generation and Measurement."

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