Karlsruhe School of Optics & Photonics (KSOP)

Introduction

The Karlsruhe School of Optics & Photonics (KSOP) was established in 2006 as a public funded project by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) within the scope of the Excellence Initiative by the German Federal and State Goverments to promote Science and Research at German universities.

KSOP is the first graduate school at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT). Along with the KIT and the Center for Functional Nanostructures (CFN), KSOP carried off the status 'Elite-Universität' for Karlsruhe.

Optics and photonics are driven by fascinating scientific challenges, unexpected breakthroughs, and by a more than hundred billion € annual market. Moreover, as enabling technologies, optics and photonics drive other disciplines such as physics, chemistry, biology, as well as electrical and mechanical engineering. Unfortunately, Germany – like most other countries – has had a substantial shortcoming regarding education in this field. Thus, the “Karlsruhe School of Optics & Photonics” (KSOP) envisions a novel combined masters program (funded by the KIT) and a Ph.D. program (funded by the excellence initiative). It is supported by 12 professors and more than 10 other principal investigators from all of the above mentioned disciplines from KIT and partner institutions. Together, they cover the research areas of KSOP: Photonic Materials & Devices, Advanced Spectroscopy, Biomedical Photonics and Optical Systems.

The “Karlsruhe School of Optics & Photonics” (KSOP) offers a novel combined masters program and a Ph.D. program – both of which are new for the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) as well as for Germany in general. KSOP is supported by 12 professors from different departments of the KIT. Physics, chemistry, biology and mechanical as well as electrical engineers from KIT and partner institutions contribute in a multidisciplinary way to the new program.

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Programs

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Master

Master Course Europhotonics (EMMC)

Campus Full time 2 years October 2016 Spain Barcelona Germany Karlsruhe France Marseille + 4 more

Master Course Europhotonics (EMMC) - Join one of the most challenging fields in Science of the 21st century and perform your Master studies in Marseille, Karlsruhe and Barcelona. [+]

Master Course Europhotonics (EMMC)Join one of the most challenging fields in Science of the 21st century and perform your Master studies in Marseille, Karlsruhe and Barcelona. 

 

The EUROPHOTONICS Master Course offers excellent teaching at top level universities and individual study mobility throughout Europe. 

 

An extensive two-year Master level teaching program is focusing on advanced research and applied topics that will constitute the near and extended future scientific goals in the field of Photonics Engineering, Nanophotonics and Biophotonics, with interdisciplinary applications. 

 

 

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Master in Optics and Photonics

Campus Full time 2 years October 2016 Germany Karlsruhe

M. Sc. Optics and Photonics master course completely devoted to the field of optics and photonics, provides a specific education on the masters’ level. The novel master program ... [+]

M. Sc. Optics and Photonics

 

KSOP Masters Education. We believe that a Ph.D. graduate school is unlikely to be successful without the background / infrastructure and the “funneling / filtering” through a corresponding associated,  interdisciplinary coordinated masters program, aiming at attracting excellent students from abroad.

 

36 students per year can be admitted to our masters program. The best students of the masters program are supported by the KSOP Scholarship Program. Access to the KSOP masters education is granted via an application procedure.

 

A study plan is developed for each individual masters student (corresponding to his/her educational background) when entering the KSOP.... [-]