The 2-year Photonics and Quantum Materials MSc program is centered around a broad curriculum of courses in modern aspects of photonics, providing both foundational knowledge in the field and specific understanding of key areas of modern photonics. Through a continuous program of experimental 'hands-on' activities, all students are provided with the opportunity to carry on a research project within one of Skoltech's state-of-the-art laboratories and research groups. Students can choose between research-oriented (involving research projects in fundamental and applied photonics) and industry-oriented (carrying out an applied project with industrial partners) tracks, tuning their experience to their specific skills and desired outcome.
Students of the program are provided with intensive English courses, which gives them the capacity to smoothly enter the international academic and professional world after graduation. Access to entrepreneurship and innovation activities is provided to all students, along with supporting schemes for student-led startups (seed funding, mentoring from experts in the field, help in starting a company). A 2-month long industrial immersion period also offers students the opportunity to immerse themselves in the culture and research of an industrial partner.
Graduates of the program pursue careers in various spheres of science, business and technology: continue with a PhD, start a job as an engineer in a tech company or launch/join a startup.
May 2, 7:30 PM (Moscow time) 8:00 (Tehran time)
7.30 PM (8 PM GMT+3:30)
7.45 PM (8:30 PM GMT+3:30)
Program presentation by Dr. Mael Brossard, Program Coordinator, Deputy Director of the Hybrid Photonics Labs
8.30 PM (9 PM GMT+3:30)
what our students say
Skoltech gives you an opportunity to create your own academic path by choosing different courses, improve your English skills by studying in a multicultural environment, get international academic experience by exchange programs with the top universities around the world. During the two-years MSc program in Photonics at Skoltech I had an exchange semester in Canada and an expedition to Lake Baikal. Also, I had the opportunity to learn from intelligent qualified professors from the top universities, and also study with outstanding fellows always driven by an innovative spirit. I deeply value being a Skoltech alumni. It certainly contributed greatly to my further career and achievements in life.
BSc, Tomsk Polytechnic University → MSc, Skoltech → Linde Engineering
In the Photonics MSc program I have discovered so many possibilities of prospective revolutions in this area of science that are occurring. This forms the building blocks for the next-generation technologies that will change the world as we know. In this program, you are going to learn the physics of light and its interaction with the matter you can even go far to its different applications in different sectors from biomedical to IT.
BSc, Menofia University → MSc, Skoltech
During my masters, I had the privilege to collaborate with two supervisors, both of which are famous not only in Russia but also on the international level. I think their willingness to contribute to my training forms the basis of my ongoing research. Their international experience helped me to understand just how broad modern opportunities are. I think Skoltech is unique in this regard of inviting outstanding researchers from around the world. I also want to admit that my English significantly improved during my studies, because all the classes were taught in English.
BSc, Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology → MSc, Skoltech → PhD, Harvard University
Here people become magicians. On the nanoscale it is impossible to rely on intuition only. Imagination with problem-solving is what attracts me to photonics. Production principles of integrated devices, imaging instruments for the human body, modeling nanoscale systems provoke your creativity if you are prepared enough. After studying here, graduates will have an opportunity to work as a researcher in optic communication, nanodevice production companies or launch a deep-tech startup. The latter is a challenge, but very demanded in the industry.
BSc, Novosibirsk State University → MSc, Skoltech → Bazar (bazarapp.ru)
Created in 2011 as the heart of the new "Russian Silicon Valley" outside Moscow, Skoltech is a graduate research-intensive university gathering the brightest minds from around the world to advance the most promising directions of science and technology. Skoltech hosts some of the most advanced lines of Photonics research in Russia and Europe, with broad activities covering many research topics. As a result, Skoltech has in ten years established itself as a leader on the global photonics landscape, as shown by its ranking on the 35th place on the world Young Universities Nature Index in the Physical Science category and by regular publications in the best journals in the field.