Since 2018, ACP is co-coordinating one of the three prestigious Max Planck Schools, which were implemented by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) as national networks of excellence with a sum of EUR 25 million and by the Fraunhofer-Society with an additional support of EUR 4 million. The Max Planck School of Photonics (MPSP)External link focuses the key strengths of the German photonics community and supports highly skilled young researchers on a world class level.
The partnership between the Changchun Institute of Optics, Fine Mechanics and Physics (CAS) External linkand ACP relies on a long-term exchange of people, ideas and workshops. Since 2016, the most excellent students from CIOMP are preselected to receive preferred slots in our Master program in Photonics.
Funded by the Excellence Initiative of the University of BordeauxExternal link, the Cluster of Excellence LAPHIA: Laser & Photonics in AquitaineExternal link aims to create a consortium around sciences of light - optics, photonics, lasers. The Aquitaine Region has brought together buisnesses and research scientists to create France's biggest regional laser-optics industry. Starting from 2018, ACP has become a premium partner in the Bordeaux International Support (BIS)External link program, facilitating student and staff exchanges.