Each partner institution of MAOT is also a partner of the „School of Optical Technologies“ (SAOT), the PhD programme for students working on the same topics as offered at MAOT.  SAOT and MAOT management are located in the same building and cooperates closely.

SAOT supports doctoral candidates and postdocs on different levels with a host of instruments such as scholarships, research awards or invitation for visiting professors.

Strong collaboration

MAOT and SAOT collaborate closely. This offers great opportunities for MAOT students:

  • Students can work as student assistants in SAOT research groups or in research groups led by SAOT Principal Investigators, Associate Investigators or Mentors,  enabling them to be involved in high-level research in the field.
  • Provided the requirements for SAOT are met students may proceed to SAOT after completing their master’s at MAOT. This option guarantees the smooth transition from Master’s programme to graduate or even post-doc activities.
  • Students have access to courses, workshops and seminars offered by SAOT.  Once a year SAOT and MAOT students come together at an one-week academy.