Working on problems together.
ASP is permanently offering open PhD and postdoctoral positions. In addition, you can spontaneously apply at every single research group at any time.
Working on problems together.
Image: Anna Schroll

Abbe School of Photonics

Upcoming events at ASP and partners

Doctoral student Meritxell Cabrejo and supervisor Dr. Falk Eilenberger
Conference · Festive event
Fraunhofer IOF together with the Max Planck School of Photonics invite you once again to their traditional Photonics Days Jena. This is a hybrid networking and career event for students and PhD candidates from the fields of optics and photonics.
  • This event is wheelchair accessible.
16:00 · Seminar
Stays abroad in the USA with the German-American Institute
  • This event is wheelchair accessible.
Zumba time!
18:00 · Festive event
Traditionally, at the beginning of the new semester ​ASP is welcoming all freshmen, senior students, teachers and friends for our party in the Philosophenmensa!
  • This event is wheelchair accessible.
  • This event is not open to the public.
materials for workshops
13:00 · Seminar
Tipps zum Lebensalltag und Freizeitaktivitäten / Advice on everyday life and free time activities
  • This event is wheelchair accessible.
Schiller's Garden House
15:15 · Excursion
Wo Friedrich Schiller lebte und arbeitete/Where Friedrich Schiller lived and worked
  • This event is wheelchair accessible.
Two persons shaking hands
15:15 · Workshop
Chances and opportunities
  • This event is wheelchair accessible.
  • This event is not open to the public.

Who we are

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.

What we do

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.

A fuse group picture of M.Sc. Photonics Class of 2020
Explore our Master's degree programs, scopes, course schedules, application process and scholarship offerings. Enrolled ASP students will find important information for each semester.
Experimental setup for high harmonics generation.
The Abbe School of Photonics doctoral program offers complementary educational modules during your doctoral studies, including additional skills training, guest lectures and specialization courses.
Nocturnal Jena from bird's eye view.
The city of Jena offers a fascinating combination of its impressive history and an innovative, international, and research-oriented industry.
Group picture in the University's central court at the occassion of the 450th anniversary.
The teaching faculty of the Abbe School of Photonics.
Application of multicolor holograms in the lab.
The calls for our Master's program starting in autumn 2022 are open now - and the PhD programs are open for application at any time!
Samsung display technology.
Opportunities for ASP students to study and research abroad

Seven good reasons for Jena

Campus by night
Jena is a student city
20 % of Jena's citizens are students. They value the city’s modern infrastructure, its diverse student culture, parks and recreation areas, theaters, cinemas, shops, cafés, and restaurants!

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