The Austrian business and finance magazine Format has ranked the international master’s programme in microtechnology and nanotechnology as number one among technical study courses at universities of applied sciences. Thus, this recently established study course already enjoys an excellent reputation after being held just four times.

Students studying at Empa as part of the vocational master’s programme in microtechnology and nanotechnology. Photo: Empa

More than 120 personnel managers from leading companies evaluated Austrian universities and universities of applied sciences with regard to their graduates’ job chances. Here, the most important criteria were the quality of the lecturers and professors, the internationality of the study courses and the proactiveness of the students.

Empa co-founded the study course in 2004; it is currently under the scientific leadership of Gian-Luca Bona, Director of Empa. The Interstate University of Applied Sciences and Technology Buchs, the Zurich University of Applied Sciences and the Vorarlberg University of Applied Sciences are also involved in this study course, which is designed to be completed in combination with occupational work and lasts two years. A maximum of 20 students can take part each year.