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Abbe School of Photonics

Upcoming events at ASP and partners

ACP lab
14:00 · Seminar
Santa CLAUS – University of Northern Finland
  • This event can be attended online.
  • This event is wheelchair accessible.
Compass in hoarfrost-covered straw
16:15 · Seminar
Insights on recruiting graduates worldwide.
  • This event is wheelchair accessible.
  • This event is not open to the public.
Prof. Nina Rohringer, DESY Hamburg.
17:00 · Lecture
Prof. Nina Rohringer (DESY Hamburg)
  • This event can be attended online.
Lichtwerkstatt-Workshop at the German Photonics Academy 2019 in Jena.
19:00 · Workshop
  • This event is wheelchair accessible.
16:00 · Seminar
Studying at a partner university outside Germany
  • This event is wheelchair accessible.
High resolution microscopy.
14:15 · Seminar
Dupish & Force spectroscopy imaging of HEK293T cells with different feedback mechanisms in scanning probe microscopy – internship presentationFabrizio Aaron RIVERA SANCHEZ
  • This event can be attended online.
  • This event is wheelchair accessible.

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. Enjoy the new "Jena Uncovered" movie clip!
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.
Apply for our Master's program starting in autumn 2023 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
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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