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Graduate School of the KIT
Jurana Hetterich
Dr. Jurana Hetterich
Coordination Erasmus Mundus Program

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Erasmus Mundus Flyer PhD Program

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Erasmus Mundus EUROPHOTONICS: PhD Program

Do your Ph.D. at 2 European high-level research institutions and manage coming challenges in Photonics Engineering, Nanophotonics, and Biophotonics.

The EUROPHOTONICS doctoral program is based on a cooperation of excellent research institutes and universities, with the goal to involve Ph.D. students in cutting-edge research projects benefiting from the variety of partners.

Program & Mobility Structure

Ph.D. candidates work under joint supervision by one project-leading and one collaborative laboratory in two states. At least one semester will be spent at the co-supervising institution. The duration of the program is 3 years, the working language is English. A double doctoral degree is awarded by both of the 2 cooperating institutions. The Ph.D. research work is accompanied by two-week training units per semester in scientific and key competences (also see curriculum):

  • Management units: Transferable skills training related to research & industry.
  • Scientific units: Participation in international meetings, conferences & Schools.
  • Technical units: Scientific knowledge for research conduction.


Application Procedure

The prerequisite for application is a M.Sc. or equivalent degree in engineering or natural sciences, with a background in optics and photonics. It is possible to apply for open positions or to submit an unsolicited application. Apply online now (see open PhD projects).

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Open Ph.D. Project Erasmus Mundus EUROPHOTONICS
Title Contact Person University

Willy Stork (First advisor, KIT); Jaume Pujol (UPC, Second advisor) 


Prof. Christian Koos
Institute of Photonics and Quantum Electronics / Institute of Microstructure Technology,
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany

Prof. Jens Biegert
Institute of Photonic Sciences (ICFO), Barcelona, Spain 


Dr. Matteo Burresi (
Prof. Dr. Diederik Wiersma (
Prof. Dr. Heinz Kalt ( 

Institute of Applied Physics