Three Decades Bridging Academia and Industry

Heidi Ottevaere and Tatevik Chalyan

A joint master of science program in photonics engineering at two Belgian universities has embraced a hybrid structure in teaching key enabling technologies.

Students in labStudents in the joint VUB-UGent program in photonics engineering, collaborating on a research project. [B-PHOT Brussels Photonics]

In Belgium, Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) and Ghent University (UGent) cohost a unique photonics engineering master’s program, which will celebrate its 30th anniversary in 2024. The joint program offers students the advantages of each university and opportunities in both academia and industry—while also adopting a flexible, hybrid teaching format, with options for international students and study.

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Publish Date: 01 June 2023

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