The NANO3 International Summer School is a 3-week intensive course in nanophotonics, nanoelectronics and nano-magnetism, an outstanding field of research developed at Paris-Saclay University, the biggest university cluster in France. The students will experience outstanding laboratory training and projects together with exciting cultural activities in and around Paris. The summer school will deliver 6 ECTS.

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The aim of the NANO3 school is to provide to international students precise information on the French research system. The methodology used is diverse: theoretical courses, lab trainings, industrial seminars, research projects, as well as visits of laboratories.

The school includes elements of French culture with French as a Foreign Language courses (16h) and visits in the Paris region.

NANO3 includes a training specially dedicated to the preparation of PhD applications in France, in particular through the China Scholarship Council, other international programmes and the French Doctoral Schools.

Lectures and experiments will take place at Paris-Saclay University, a privileged site with several companies based on the campus, which will participate in the school through seminars (eg: III / V- laboratory, THALES-TRT, SILTENE). The training will be delivered by senior scientists of the Center for Nanosciences and Nanotechnologies (C2N), the ISMO and LPS laboratories.

The C2N is an internationally recognized laboratory in the fields of Nanosciences and Nanotechnologies, including nanophotonics and nanoelectronics. The C2N micro-nano-technology facility is completed by a rich set of nano-scale growth and characterization materials, and various nanophotonic experiment benches (characterization of nano-objects, photonic circuits, etc.) in the field of micro-nano-sensors, and in electronics (magnetic and electrical behaviour of nanostructures and submicron components).

The spirit of this school is also to encourage meetings between students and professors and researchers, and between students of different nationalities within the research ecosystem of the University of Paris-Saclay.