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In a joint initiative, the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light (MPL), the Friedrich-Alexander University of Erlangen-Nuremberg (FAU), the Friedrich-Schiller University of Jena (FSU), the Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS and the Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Optics and Precision Engineering IOF offer an international PhD programme.

Since 2016, the MPL and FAU additionally offer a joint Master's (MSc) programme in physics within the framework of IMPRS-PL.

News & Events

We were teaming up with the successful MPL Autumn Academy series and jointly held our 9th IMPRS-PL Annual Meeting in Gößweinstein, Germany from October 9th to 12th, 2018.

 

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Our PhD programme at a glance

  • 3-year PhD programme
  • Apply on-line anytime
  • Excellent research conditions
  • Unique combination of optics, imaging, medical imaging and biophysics
  • Structured curriculum
  • International and interdisciplinary environment

Our MSc in Physics programme at a glance

  • 2-year MSc programme
  • Application periods: December 15th - January 31st // April 1st - May 1st
  • Monthly stipend
  • Excellent research conditions
  • Unique combination of optics, imaging, medical imaging and biophysics
  • Structured curriculum
  • International and interdisciplinary environment

9th IMPRS Annual Meeting

October 9th-12th, 2018

We were teaming up with the successful MPL Autumn Academy series and jointly held our 9th IMPRS-PL Annual Meeting in Gößweinstein, Germany from October 9th to 12th, 2018.

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Soft skill course in 2018

about project management

Once or twice a year, IMPRS-PL organizes soft skills courses. In 2018, Rüdiger Herbst (ChallengeLearning) gave a two-day course on "project management".

In previous years we have been taught by Justin Mullins and Mark Buchanan (writeaboutscience.com) how to write scientific papers and documents and Dr Dennis Fink (Mediomix) discussed with us the different career options for post-docs in his seminar about “Career building for scientists”.

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