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The internationalization of research and teaching is a cornerstone of the Friedrich Schiller University's excellence strategy. In particular at ACP, networking with foreign higher education units had ever played a vital role. "The permanent contact and exchange with international elite universities is an essential part of our philosophy", explained ACP director Thomas Pertsch. "We are convinced that we can keep research and teaching constantly on an international top level only if our professional network is oriented internationally as well." Now this network is high in one more point: ACP is partner in the recently initiated international cooperation program NANOPHI ("Europe-Asia-Pacific Exchange program in Nanophotonics"), in which overall eight universities from Europe, Australia and New Zealand are involved. The project will be funded with EUR 1.5 million for four years within the scope of the European Commission's mobility program Erasmus Mundus.

NANOPHI officially started in October 2014. The network project is about to give new impulses for key aspects in nanophotonic synergies concerning experimental work, for instance in the field of nano-based optoelectronics and the high-resolution micro- and nanoscopy. "Furthermore, a sustainable internationalization of the Doctoral program at our Abbe School of Photonics is one of the aims of the NANOPHI project," emphasized Thomas Pertsch, Jena's spokesman of the research network.

Now, the second call for the first cohort is open until June 30, 2015. Jena's doctoral students, postdocs, research scientists and lecturers in nanophotonics or related fields can apply for an individual research stay at the Australian National University in Canberra or at the Massey University, located in New Zealand's capital Wellington. Meanwhile, the first selection of researchers from ACP's European partners, namely Università degli Studi di Brescia (Italy), Université Paris Diderot (France), Aston University (Great Britain), King's College London (GB) as well as the Sofia University "St. Kliment Ohridski" (Bulgaria) have moved to commence their fist research stays in Canberra and Wellington.

>> more information concerning the program

>> link to the second mobility call within the first cohort - open until June 30, 2015

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