Erasmus Mundus Joint Master in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (Leuven et al)
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About this programme
Within the Erasmus Mundus framework, five leading educational institutions in Europe offer a joint Erasmus Mundus Master of Science in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology. The objective is to prepare you with the multidisciplinary knowledge and skills to design custom-made materials and products with new enhanced properties- such as new nanoelectronic components, new types of ‘smart’ medicines and sensors, and interfaces between electronics and biological systems.
The programme is truly integrated into the international research community, with a strong analytical backbone and an important international network of research centres such as imec in Belgium, CEA-LETI in France and Leibniz Institute for Solid State Materials Research in Germany. This strong link between education and research ensures a contemporary program at the cutting edge of state-of-the-art research.
A limited number of scholarships for both European and non-European students are funded by the European Commission. There are scholarships funded by the EU-Commission for non-EEA students. The number of grants and the amount of the grant is decided on an annual basis. Besides the scholarships a limited number of tuition fee waivers are also available.
The programme offers a broad overview covering all aspects of nanoscience and nanotechnology, with on the one hand a strong horizontal multidisciplinary core education, in the various underlying disciplines, and on the other hand a more vertical specialisation in one specific subfield of nanoscience and nanotechnology.
The Erasmus Mundus master programme is organised by a consortium of university partners selected for their educational and research strengths in the field of nanoscience and nanotechnology. This ensures a high quality and competitive master program being recognized as one of the best nano educational programmes currently available in the world.
The program consists of 6 educational modules:
- The fundamental courses introduce you to the essential disciplines of nanoscience and nanotechnology.
- The general interest courses equip you with non-technical skills, in domains such as management, economics, languages, quality management, ethics, psychology, etc.
- The core courses cover the main disciplines of the Master: nanophysics, nanochemistry, nanoelectronics, and nanobiochemistry.
- The specific courses enable you to pursue specialization and deepen your competencies in a specific field.
- The broadening courses are courses from the other options of the Master’s program, which enable you to broaden your scope beyond your chosen specialization.
- The Master’s thesis is conducted in close and active contact with a multidisciplinary research environment. The research project always takes place in the second-year partner university and is finalized with a written thesis and a public presentation.