Our education

Both Masters students and PhD students who graduate from the Excellence Initiative Nano are highly employable. Many of them have a job before they graduate, and many of them also have multiple offers to choose from.
PhD level
The Excellence Initiative Nano is strongly linked to the PhD education. We employ a large number of PhD students who not only get training in advanced techniques and research practices but are also coached in the generic skills of pedagogy, presentations and innovation systems. Our goal is to deliver world-class research and with that also outstanding PhDs with state-of-the-art training to become the future leaders in academia as well as in industry and society.

Masters level
Excellence forms early when opportunities are combined with knowledge. Therefore we have 
chosen to create a very close link between our graduate-level education and our research. 
Through our ambition to sustain top quality research, we recognize the importance of outstanding education where students are trained in the newest emerging technologies and are engaged in cutting edge research. The course programmes are designed to educate key experts needed to solve societal and industrial challenges. Through course work and research projects, students acquire theoretical and practical skills, which they apply on real life problems: most of the day-to-day research at E I Nano is performed by graduate students.
We aim to bring students, academy and professionals together to create a platform for contacts. Our students are supported by an excellent infrastructure, a large first-rate clean room, well establish networks and events on a regular basis. We currently offer three master's program (120 credits):


Applied Physics

Materials Chemistry


EMM Nano (Erasmus Mundus)


Bachelor level
There is currently no BSc program in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology. However, the researchers within the Initiative are highly involved in teaching on the Bachelor courses and in including recent research discoveries into the curriculum. Each year we supervise a large number of BSc thesis works and there our goal is to bring the studies performed all the way to the research frontline. ​

We are engaged in a number of activities to popularize nanoresearch, to attract young people to science and to increase interest in society for science. We do this, for example, by giving talks at the “Göteborg Science festival” and through collaboration with the science discovery center Universeum. We are also very active in Molecular Frontiers, a non-profit organization aiming to raise the appreciation of science and technology.

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