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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.

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Our 10th IMPRS Annual Meeting and 6th MPL Autumn Academy will be from October 7th to 11th, 2019 in Hersbruck (near Erlangen).

 

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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

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