Abbe School of Photonics, based in the lively university city of Jena, offers the M.Sc. and Ph.D. programmes in Photonics.
Master of Science in Photonics
The international MSc in Photonics course offered by the Abbe School of Photonics (ASP) is based on a long tradition of education in optics at the Friedrich Schiller University Jena. A significant benefit of the programme is that it is embedded in the modern research environment of the Abbe Center of Photonics (ACP), integrating 13 institutes of the FSU Jena, the Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Optics and Precision Engineering, the Leibniz Institute of Photonic Technology, the Centre for Innovation Competence "Ultra Optics", the Helmholtz Institute Jena as well as a number of prominent industrial partners.
Friedrich Schiller University Jena
Friedrich Schiller University Jena is a university on the move. With more than 18,000 enrolled students, it is one of Germany's fastest growing universities. Despite the fact that the number of students has quadrupled since 1989, the university is not overcrowded. More than 2,000 lecturers and researchers ensure quality teaching and training commensurate with a classic university. In addition, more than 1,300 scientists and technical staff work on research projects financed by outside sponsors.
Friedrich Schiller University Jena has always enjoyed an excellent reputation for its academic potential. The most striking features of research in Jena are interdisciplinarity, synergetic networking, and innovative approaches.
LIGHT, LIFE, LIBERTY - Connecting Visions
The three Profile Lines form the core of the Friedrich Schiller University´s interdisciplinary research profile.
Profile Line LIGHT
Optics and Photonics, Innovative Materials and Energy Storage
Profile Line LIFE
Microbiology, Biodiversity, Gerontology etc.
Profile Line LIBERTY
Enlightenment, Classicism, Romanticism, Idealism and Eastern Europe
Most of the research projects fit into this profile. In addition to these, there are many smaller, individual research projects. The university is awarded between 40 and 50 million EUR in external research grants, and our Faculty of Physics and Astronomy received one of the highest research funding of all German universities. The Max Planck School of Photonics has been a partner of the Abbe School of Photonics since 2018: https://www.maxplanckschools.de/de/photonics