A broad variety of topics to choose fromThesis directors leaders in their field
Many thesis directors are leaders in their field of research, they will guide you on the path to research excellence.Outstanding research infrastructure
Beyond hard work and creativity, the impact and success of a PhD in photonics often depends on the quality of the available infrastructure. Each laboratory has its own infrastructure dedicated to its specific research activities, while platforms such as
provide a research infrastructure second to none!A truly international campus
With over 100 nationalities, the EPFL campus has been voted the most international university by Times Higher Education. English is used as working language and the entire photonics curriculum is provided in English.
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Research in photonics is very strong at EPFL and includes a broad diversity of topics, ranging from
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The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.Schedule TOEFL®
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