Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree
International Master program in Photonics Engineering, Biomedical Imaging, Quantum Optics, Laser Optics, Optics for Astronomy, Nanophotonics, Biophotonics
The field of optics / photonics, the science of light, is booming and involves a large number of interdisciplinary activities in health, environment, energy, transport, telecommunications with significant economic and societal benefits. Optics / photonics plays a key role in fundamental discoveries and in new technologies, with theoretical and experimental aspects. Photonics is considered by the European Commission as one of the “Key Enabling Technologies (KET)” which are increasingly driving innovation today and will continue to drive innovation in the future.
2015 was the international year of light – video.
The Europhotonics master has been selected by the European Agency in the framework of the Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree (EMJMD) 2018 call (see the catalogue of EMJMD programs funded by the European Commission here). The partners of the new program are the former ones (AMU Marseille, KIT Karlsruhe, the Universities of Barcelona) plus two additional European Universities (TUT Tampere-Finland, Vilnius University-Lithuania). Five non European Universities are also partners of the program (Shanghai Jiao Tong-China, Rochester-USA, Gondar-Ethiopia, Syndney-Australia, UNAM-Mexico). Four editions will be funded by the European Commission until 2024. The first edition of the new program will start in September 2019.
Applications for the 2019-2021 edition are open. Application deadline: February 15th, 2019, 23:59 GMT.
The EUROPHOTONICS Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree (EMJMD) started in 2010 is a two years Master program focusing on advanced research and applied topics that will constitute the near and extended future scientific goals in the field of Photonics, with interdisciplinary applications. Master students benefiting from this program will be able to work on today’s new challenges in their academic or applied research careers: understand and control matter and optical phenomena at the nanometric scale, provide new imaging and monitoring tools for complex biological processes from cells and tissues to clinical applications, bring new and original tools for future optical devices. After being graduated, the Europhotonics students obtain positions in industries, in research laboratories, in universities worldwide.
Depending on their diploma level, students can join the Master in the first year (M1) or in the second year (local Masters at M2 level).
During the Master, under some mobility rules, students will follow the courses in Marseille, Karlsruhe, Barcelona Tampere, Vilnius.
2-years Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree scholarships funded by the European Agency can be obtained after a selection procedure by students who join the program at the M1 level (1st year).
Self funded students can benefit from Erasmus+ mobility scholarships.
Candidates from all countries in the world can apply.
The Europhotonics Master program is organized by the following European institutions:
- Aix Marseille Université (FRANCE) (coordinator), Ecole Centrale de Marseille (FRANCE)
- KSOP (Karlsruhe School of Optics & Photonics) of KIT (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology) (GERMANY)
- Barcelona Universities (SPAIN):
- Tampere University of Technology (FINLAND)
- Vilnius University (LITHUANIA)
Five non European Universities and one association are partners of the program:
- University of Rochester (USA)
- University of Gondar (ETHIOPIA)
- UM-SJTU Joint Institute, Shanghai Jiao Tong University (CHINA)
- University of Sydney (AUSTRALIA)
- Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico (MEXICO)
- T.I.M.E. Association