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Rohan Sharma

Rohan Sharma awarded SPIE Optics and Photonics Education Scholarship

Master of Science in Photonics student Rohan Sharma has been awarded a 2021 Optics and Photonics Education Scholarship by SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics. “Sharma receives this award for his potential contributions to the field of optics, photonics or related fields”, SPIE says.

BROOC

Discover Brussels in the first MOOC!

Are you ready to discover Brussels, one of our two university cities? The Brussels Studies Institute (BSI) launches the first MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) entirely dedicated to this city-region under its multiple historical, geographical, sociological, political, administrative or urbanistic facets.

David De Vocht Master of Science in Photonics Engineering Student VUB

Master thesis work results in Optics Letters publication

All students in the final year of the Master of Science in Photonics Engineering programme carry out a master thesis project during which they have the opportunity to perform new research on the topic of their choice. VUB master thesis student David De Vocht saw his work published in the renowned journal of Optics Letters.

Light at the end of the tunnel

Despite the fact that 2020 was full of difficulties to keep the spirit of the students, to organise events, and to promote the chapter’s vision, the members of the Student Chapter in Brussels pull together lots of new ideas and initiatives, making these challenging times brighter and opening new possibilities for its members. The Chapter takes a look back at 2020 and looks forward to its transition from SPIE Student Chapter to B-PHOT Student Chapter and the prospective plans for 2021!

Reasons to study Photonics in Belgium - Photonics Students Pooria and Mehdi

5 Reasons To Study Photonics In Belgium

Choosing where and what to study is one of the most important decisions you will make in your life. Many things will influence your final choice: the quality of education, future career prospects, living cost, student life. Before you make your final decision you should answer 2 questions.

The end of an unusual academic year

Two weeks ago, we virtually closed an unusual academic year. After a semester dominated by the Coronavirus and the measures that followed, our second-year master students celebrated the end of the academic year with a Summer Symposium.

What will our Master Programme look like next academic year?

The Coronavirus situation has affected us all and will keep having an impact on the coming academic year. This is a difficult period for universities and schools, but even more for students. That’s why we as a joint master programme want to have a clear plan for students who are starting their journey in photonics.