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 PI Wins ERC Consolidator Grant

Congratulations to KSOP PI Ulrich W. Paetzold in receiving the ERC Consolidator Grant for his project in the topic of photovoltaics!

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KSOP Alumni Appointed To 2023 Early Career Editorial Advisory Board

Congratulations to KSOP alumni Carlos A. Ríos Ocampo and Cristina Benea-Chelmus in being appointed as part of the 2023 Early Career Editorial Advisory Board of APL Photonics Pte. Ltd.!

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Now Accepting Applications for Master's Program

Apply today for a Master's in Optics & Photonics at KSOP!

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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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