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Afraid of the dark?

Study Optics & Photonics

Looking for a bright future?

Do research in Optics & Photonics

Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG)
Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG)
Year of Light 2015
Logo Year of Light

In 2015, KSOP contributes to the International Year of Light, proclaimed by the United Nations. Click here for more information.

Welcome to the KSOP - Karlsruhe School of Optics & Photonics

Multidisciplinary environment for first-class research, education, and innovation.

The terms optics & photonics are derived from the Greek optikós, referring to vision and photon which means light. Hence, the areas of optics & photonics cover the research relating to light, including its use in many modern industries.

The Karlsruhe School of Optics & Photonics (KSOP) offers English language Master and Doctorate Programs in Optics & Photonics.



Prof. Dr. Kaschke
Zeiss at KSOP

In the upcoming winter term a new course will be offered at KSOP. Prof. Dr. Kaschke, the CEO of Carl Zeiss, will hold an interesting lecture for KSOP students.

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KIT ranking
KIT climbs up in ranking

The 2015 QS World University Ranking lists KIT in the top 100. Natural sciences and engineering are especially strong. In Germany, KIT confirmed its position with place 4.

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ID Jubilee
KSOP Graduation & ID Jubilee

Have a look at the press release and the picture gallery of the KSOP graduation and the ID jubilee.

Successful Paper

The KSOP PhD candidate Matthias Stegmaier and the Master graduate Carlos Ríos were involved in a Nature Photonics article on the first all-optical permanent on-chip memory.

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Karlsruhe Days of Optics & Photonics

Dive into the world of O&P with international experts e.g. Prof. David Sampson (University of Western Australia) from November 24 – 25.

Register until October 31!

Career Fair
KSOP Career Fair

Get in direct contact with representatives from the optical industry on November 10th in Karlsruhe!


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