Max Planck School of Photonics: National Network of Excellence selected by Federal Ministry of Education and Research

Jena /

Germany's Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) has called for the implementation of a new network of excellence under the lead of the Fraunhofer Institute of Applied Optics and Precision Engineering (IOF) in Jena, Germany. The Max Planck School of Photonics (MPSP) focusses the key strengths of the German Photonics Community and will support highly skilled young researchers on a world class level. The national network of excellence aims to level the playing field with elite institutions, such as the Harvard University or the Mas-sachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) by setting new standards in the re-search with light.