Student chapters

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Our students are well-organised in central organisations such as SPIE, OSA and other international communities. Join them to discover the student life from a whole different side, get to know each other and learn new skills!

Photonics Society Ghent

The Photonics Society of Ghent (PSG), formerly known as the Ghent Optics Society, was formed in September 2016, when the SID-ME student branch and the SPIE student chapter of Ghent University joined hands. In 2017, the OSA student chapter was founded and added to the organization. By combining the different student chapters, PSG is able to provide their members with the benefits of all three professional organizations. Rather than competing for members, these chapters now cooperate to organize more and bigger events.

The aim of the PSG is to connect master and PhD students with each other, educators and industry. PSG does this through the organisation of events such as social events, company visits, lectures, workshops, outreach activities and recruitment events.

B-PHOT Student Chapter

Since the start of the SPIE Student Chapter in April 2006, we group both Master and PhD students in photonics at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel. As a member of the student chapter, you enjoy several benefits with broad access to resources, and networking opportunities at our academic, industrial or social events, that can make a difference in your career.

Our goal is to get together with students, sharing inspiring experiences within and outside our community in photonics.

Next to online courses, discounts for conferences, access to grants and online journals we also organise and support several scientific and social events.