The Abbe School of Photonics

Friedrich Schiller University Jena

Introduction
The Abbe School of Photonics (ASP) provides and coordinates the graduate studies in optics and photonics at the Friedrich Schiller University Jena, promoting their academic careers and providing job experience in the photonics industry. The School's interdisciplinary education programs are embedded within the framework of a cross-fertilizing research environment inherent to the Abbe Center of Photonics. Offered graduate degrees are our distinguished Master's degree programs (M.Sc. Photonics and M.Sc. Physics with focus on photonics) and a broad-based doctoral program in optics and photonics. All ASP-modules in optics and photonics are open for all M.Sc. students enrolled in the Faculty of Physics and Astronomy.

The School's concept and philosophy have as the main goal the establishment of one of the world's leading educational centers in optics and photonics in Jena, Germany. ASP was shaped by the tradition and broad teaching and research activity spectrum in the field of light sciences at our University. The School offers outstanding degree qualification opportunities at the undergraduate and graduate levels in the areas of optics and photonics. The School's qualification strategy is completely research-oriented and based on the principles of academic freedom, competitive research conditions and internationalization at all levels of education and research.

The School recognizes its responsibility that many of its graduates will continue a career in research-intensive companies. ASP's training programs, therefore, aim to promote and optimally link the academic career phases of young scientists with job experience in research-intensive companies. All of our competitive career development measures are therefore designed to lay the foundation for successful careers both in academia and industry.

ASP was founded in 2008 in a public-private partnership by the German federal and Thuringian state governments, the University of Jena and the German photonics industry. Since then, these partners together with the European Union have provided the basic funding necessary to support the School's financial needs. A key factor of the program is ASP's close collaboration with industrial partners. To sustain our partners' exceptional economic development in the future, the availability of a substantial number of highly qualified employees will be required. ASP graduates are those potential candidates, well-prepared for the German photonics industry.

This school offers programs in:
  • English

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Master of Science in Photonics

Campus Full time 2 years October 2019 Germany Jena

The Master of Science in Photonics (M. Sc.) is a Master's degree course providing multidisciplinary coverage in the field of optics and photonics. The two-year program comprises four educational stages and the course schedule ranges from fundamental subjects and upstream scientific aspects in the engineering field along with relevant and important business courses. Students enrolled in the two-year program receive dedicated tutorial support and are trained for technical and scientific positions in industry and academia. [+]

This Master program is highly international, fully taught in English, and provides a multidisciplinary coverage of the field of optics and photonics. Students enrolled in the two-year program are trained for technical or scientific positions in industry or academia.

Why Photonics?

The invention of the laser in 1960 paved the way for a new research era in optics and photonics. With optics and photonics acting as enablers and catalysts, the invention of photonic technologies has far-reaching consequences, triggering a revolution in many fields of science, medicine, and technology.

Prominent examples which have been affected are microscopy and imaging, spectroscopy, medical treatment, life sciences, astronomy, biology, chemistry, and communication technologies. Electronics, the dominant technology of the 20th century lost its position to optics and photonics in the 21st century, which is frequently termed the "century of light". Great challenges in fundamental research and a huge market for optically dominated products drive the evolution in optics and photonics.... [-]


Contact

ABBE SCHOOL OF PHOTONICS

Address Abbe Center of Photonics Albert-Einstein-Str. 6 07745 Jena, Germany
Jena, Thuringia, Germany
Website https://www.asp.uni-jena.de/
Phone +49 3641-9-47963