Abbe School of Photonics

Along with ACP’s commitment to research excellence, the qualification of young scientists is a major activity provided by the Abbe School of Photonics (ASP). Educational programs include the Master’s degree and doctoral programs with renowned industrial partners and a prestigious guest professorship program.

Logo_ASP_web250As an integral part of the Abbe Center of Photonics (ACP), the Abbe School of Photonics (ASP) offers comprehensive Master's degree and doctoral programs run by ACP members and associated professors. The ASP fellows receive training at an infrastructure of light sources, materials and instrumentation for cutting-edge research unique in several respects. One aspect is the organization and carrying out of workshops, seminars, colloquia, symposiums and lecture series which occurs throughout the entire year. Since 2019, ACP is hosting and coordinating one of the prestigious Max Planck Schools, the Max Planck School of Photonics.


Moreover, we conduct a great international guest professor program together with our guest researcher seminar. These not only provide an overview of top-level research, but also cover the broad spectrum of optics and photonics and associated material sciences, presented by internationally renowned speakers. This discipline-specific program is a part of the education curriculum of the Jena Graduate School of the Friedrich Schiller University, and is complemented by international exchange programs and soft-skill workshops. Thus, ASP aims to prepare its Master's degree and doctoral students for their future careers within and outside of academia and for excelling in today's global society.

Master students during an internship carried out at the Faculty of Physics and Astronomy of the Friedrich Schiller University Jena.