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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Erasmus Mundus EUROPHOTONICS Accepting Applications

Apply until February 10, 2022 to the joint Master degree in Photonics program, Erasmus Mundus EUROPHOTONICS. 

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Welcome Intake 2022!

Welcome to all new KSOP intake 2022 master students! 

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New KSOP Principal Investigator

We would like to welcome Prof. Dr. Anja Metelmann as a new Principal Investigator of KSOP’s Research Area Quantum Optics & Spectroscopy!

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New Research Area Speaker

Congratulations to Prof. Dr. David Hunger in becoming the Speaker of Research Area Quantum Optics & Spectroscopy!

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