Erlangen is a center for optics and optical technologies in Germany. Optics and optical technologies are one of the key research priorities at FAU. The significance of Erlangen for the research landscape in optics in Germany is the main reason why MAOT was chosen for a master’s course in Advanced Optical Technologies as part of the Elite Network of Bavaria, why the Erlangen Graduate School in Optical Technologies (SAOT) was etablished in the framwork of the German Excellence Initiative, and why the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light was founded as the first Max Planck Institute in North Bavaria in Erlangen.
MAOT is embedded in a landscape of excellent research institutions and collaborates intensively with many of them:
- Erlangen Graduate School of Advanced Optical Technologies (SAOT)
- Max Planck School of Photonics
- Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light
- Bavarian Laser Center
- Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Systems and Device