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Abbe School of Photonics

Upcoming events at ASP and partners

Welcome for postdocs
7 Dec 2021
14:00 · Festive event
Welcome Event for Postdocs
Welcome Event of Jena Graduate Academy for postdoctoral researchers at Jena University
Nanophotonic molecular interaction.
7 Dec 2021
16:00 · Lecture
Colloidal Semiconductor Nanostructures in Light Harvesting and Photonics
NOA lecture by Dr. Maria WÄCHTLER (IPC and IPHT Jena)
Open Photonics Innovation - ACP's Lichtwerkstatt
8 Dec 2021
17:00 · Workshop
Lichtwerkstatt Workshop - Internet of Things
For several years now the IoT has been growing ahead of itself and is steadily making its way into everyday professional and...
Career Service lecture series on career orientation
5 Jan 2022
16:15 · Seminar
Wissenschaftliche Karriere als Option
Typische Karrierewege und (langfristige) Berufschancen in der Wissenschaft.
Packing your bag
19 Jan 2022
13:00 · Workshop
Workshop: Vorbereitung auf Jena / Preparing for Jena (1)
Wohnheimbewerbung, Visum & Finanzierung, Anreiseplanung/Dormitory application, visa & finances, planning your arrival
Head in front of a blackboard with symbols that are connected with doing a doctorate
20 Jan 2022
11:00 · Seminar
PhD Day 2022
Welcome to PhD Day 2021! Here you can catch up on important subjects and offers for the PhD phase
Working on problems together. Working on problems together. Image: Anna Schroll

The Abbe School of Photonics (ASP) offers education programs with multidisciplinary coverage in the field of optical and photonics technology. Topics range from current scientific aspects to engineering with product applications possible in major economic sectors, such as information and communication technologies, medicine and health, manufacturing, and energy consumption. Enrolled students are trained for positions in the technical industry or in the world of scientific research in higher academia. Our school is part of a full-scale education photonics program under the auspices of the Faculty of Physics and Astronomy at the Friedrich Schiller University Jena. Students enrolled in our on-campus AND ONLINE Master of Science in Photonics are offered a distinguished education track starting at the Bachelor level, continuing in the Master's degree program and culminating in a coordinated doctoral program (equivalent to Ph.D. level). Very attractive scholarships are available for high-performance applicants. Likewise, students who are enrolled in a Master of Science in Physics can specialize in optics and photonics by choosing from among all elective modules offered by ASP.

Front facet of the ACP research building. Front facet of the ACP research building. Image: Jan-Peter Kasper (University of Jena)

The Master's degree and doctoral programs are based on the profound experience in optics education which distinguishes the Friedrich Schiller University Jena. The university has established optics and photonics as one of its key profile fields in education and research. ASP's education programs are embedded in the modern research environment of the Abbe Center of Photonics (ACP). This interfaculty center of the FSU Jena maintains strong bonds with local research institutions, such as the Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Optics and Precision Engineering, the Leibniz Institute of Photonic Technology, and the Helmholtz Institute Jena, as well as with several prominent industrial partners.

Fused group picture of the ASP Master students enrolled in 2020.
Master's degree programs
Explore our Master's degree programs, scopes, course schedules,...
Experimental setup for high harmonics generation.
Doctoral/PhD program
The Abbe School of Photonics doctoral program is offering...
Nocturnal Jena from bird's eye view.
Jena – City of Science
The city of Jena offers a fascinating combination of its impressive...
ACP principal scientist group picture at the retreat 2014 in Suhl.
The teaching faculty of the Abbe School of Photonics.
Dr. Falk Eilenberger in the laser spectroscopy lab.
Call for academic year 2022/23
From December 2021 on, you will be able to apply for our Master's...
Samsung display technology.
International mobility
Opportunities for ASP students to study and research abroad.

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