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.

The Karlsruhe Institute of Technology team is shown with inkjet-printed color filters.Jan Feßler
Portable Multispectral 3D Camera Created Using Inkjet Printing

KSOP researchers have used inkjet printing to create a compact multispectral version of a light field camera. The camera, which fits in the palm of the hand, could be useful for many applications including autonomous driving, classification of recycled materials and remote sensing.

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KSOP Summer School
KSOP Summer School 2024

Enjoy with us the fascinating world of Optics & Photonics!
Two days of discussions, lectures and networking on the latest research topics in Optics and Photonics.
In 2024, the KSOP Summer School will once again bring young scientists from around the world together in Bad Herrenalb, Germany, to dive into fascinating recent advancements in the field of Optics & Photonics.


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Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree EUROPHOTONICS

Apply now for two-year Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree scholarships in Photonics Engineering, Biomedical Imaging, Quantum Optics, and more. Open to students worldwide, the program focuses on cutting-edge research with interdisciplinary applications.
Graduates secure positions globally in industries, research, and universities.
Explore the future of photonics!

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KSOP Master's Program
Apply now for KSOP's Master's Program

Do you have a first degree in natural or engineering sciences? Are you looking for a Master Program that bridges your undergraduate optics classes with the in-depth knowledge that is essential for cutting-edge research?

 The KSOP Master Program prepares you for an exciting career in the field of Optics & Photonics!

The portal is open now and waiting for your application!


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