Optical technologies and systems are a constant part of our everyday life. The German optics and photonics industry holds internationally a leading position. Nevertheless, these technologies are not properly covered by traditional programs. At KSOP, the Karlsruhe School of Optics & Photonics, graduates of natural or engineering sciences are perfectly prepared for the growing optics and photonics market by the KSOP M.Sc. and Ph.D. programs.