The mission of the Karlsruhe School of Optics & Photonics (KSOP) is to provide a multidisciplinary environment for first-class research and education as well as for the generation of knowledge and innovation in Optics & Photonics.
The KSOP educational concept is designed to qualify our graduates for accelerated careers at world leading academic institutions and in high-technology industries. We actively promote the thesis work of our doctoral researchers by dedicated supervision, mentoring, networking as well as scientific and technical training. Concomitantly, we augment the professional skills of our graduates by tailored personal and management training. A strong pillar of the KSOP concept is the individual coaching of doctoral researchers by one mentor for each Research Area.
Building on this excellent basis, the KSOP aims on becoming a world-leading institution for education, research and innovation in Optics & Photonics.