The Laser Technology and Photonics Division has been one of the main pillars in the Faculty of Technology for more than two decades at the University of Applied Sciences Emden/Leer. High-performing and research-intensive working groups have been established at the Institute for Laser and Optics. A substantial amount of third-party funding as well as university-internal funding are expanding the excellent equipment yielding research and development at a high level. Scientific work groups and research activities are implemented in the international Bachelor and Master study courses Engineering Physics. These courses are offered jointly by UAS Emden/Leer and the University of Oldenburg since 1998 and proved to be extremely attractive by more than 1000 graduates from as of now 66 nations worldwide. Fundamental science and application-oriented research being the strengths at U Oldenburg and UAS Emden/Leer are particularly interconnected.