The partners of the Max Planck School of Photonics research and teach at seven locations in Germany, including the RWTH Aachen University, Friedrich-Alexander University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, the University of Göttingen, University of Hamburg, Friedrich Schiller University Jena, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology and the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich.
Its network also includes several institutes that belong to the four most renowned research societies in Germany, namely the Fraunhofer Institutes in Jena (Institute for Applied Optics and Precision Engineering) and Aachen (Institute for Laser Technology), the Max Planck Institutes in Erlangen (Institute for the Physics of Light), Heidelberg (Institute for Biophysical Chemistry), and Munich (Institute for Quantum Optics), the Deutsches Elektronen Synchrotron (DESY) in Hamburg, as well as the Helmholtz Centre for Heavy Ion Research and Leibniz Institute for Photonic Technologies in Jena.
The locations of the Max Planck School of Photonics are not only epicenters of photonics research and starting points of a dynamic industry, but also international heavyweights in academic and research-related teaching. The partners FAU, FSU and KIT act as supporting universities with excellent, accredited, established, and international photonics Master's programs. The MPSP Master's program thus boasts a unique setting and executes a competitive, international and multi-level selection procedure in order to recruit the best minds.
Furthermore, the Max Planck School has ties to establishments outside of academia with whom it collaborates. For example, the upcoming Photonic Days 2019 are the result of cooperation with the State Development Corporation of Thuringia (LEG Thüringen), Carl Zeiss AG, Excelitas Technologies GmbH & Co. KG, Trumpf GmbH, Active Fiber Systems GmbH, and Schott AG. Click here for more information about our partners.