The EUROPHOTONICS Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree (EMJMD) is a two years Master program focusing on advanced research and applied topics that will constitute the near and extended future scientific goals in the field of Photonics, with interdisciplinary applications. Master students benefiting from this program will be able to work on today’s new challenges in their academic or applied research careers: understand and control matter and optical phenomena at the nanometric scale, provide new imaging and monitoring tools for complex biological processes from cells and tissues to clinical applications, bring new and original tools for future optical devices. 

The Europhotonics master is funded by the European Agency in the framework of the Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree (EMJMD). The partners of the program are:

  1. AMU Marseille (France);
  2. KIT Karlsruhe (Germany);
  3. the Universities of Barcelona (Spain);
  4. TAU Tampere (Finland);
  5. Vilnius University (Lithuania).

Five non-European Universities are also partners of the program (Shanghai Jiao Tong-China, Rochester-USA, Gondar-Ethiopia, Sydney-Australia, UNAM-Mexico). 

The first semester of EUROPHOTONICS is at Marseille, second semester Marseille or Karlsruhe, a third and fourth semester can be at Vilnius, Marseille, Karlsruhe, - Barcelona or Tampere.

In order to receive a Vilnius University diploma students need to spend the third and fourth semesters in Vilnius University. During the third semester, students study various courses and work on their Scientific research work (10 ECTS credits). The entire fourth semester at Vilnius University is dedicated to preparing the final thesis (30 ECTS credits). 

EUROPHOTONICS courses taught at Vilnius University during the third semester:

  1. Technological Equipment for Laser Processing (5 ECTS credits);

  2. Technologies of Optical and Laser Related Components (5 ECTS credits);

  3. Fiber Physics and Technology (5 ECTS credits);

  4. Electronics and Photonics Market (5 ECTS credits).


EUROPHOTONICS learning outcomes:

  • the students will be able to lead studies in the field of photonics;
  • they will have the capacity of analysing a scientific problem and presenting possible solutions in optics and photonics
  • they will have the necessary scientific culture to provide answers in interdisciplinary topics linking physics and biology
  • they will be able to present scientific results and write scientific proposals
  • they will be able to cooperate with industry on applied projects
  • they will know the companies’ way of thinking, the problems companies using photonic technologies are facing, and what companies expect from photonic master-graduate persons
  • they will know how challenging (and exciting) is research work


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