Nanoscience Center


Nanoscience Center is located in the middle of departments of Biology and Environmental sciences, Physics and Chemistry on the Ylistönrinne campus.

Nanoscience Studies

Nanoscience is the study of structures and materials on the scale of nanometers. The goal is to educate interdisciplinary experts in the rapidly developing field of nanoscience and nanotechnology. As a student of the programme, you will gather multidisciplinary know-how in the field of physics, chemistry, and cell & molecular biology. The one of the key ideas is the multidisciplinary approach to nanoscience. Biological nanostructures, organic nanochemistry, spectroscopy, experimental nanophysics and computational nanoscience are all strategic areas of research. NSC combines experts from biology, chemistry and physics under the same roof which creates an environment for new innovations and ideas. 

Curriculum provides students a large toolbox of knowledge in natural science to serve science, industry and public sector. Since 2007 Nanoscience Center has provided a B.Sc program in nanoscience (only in Finnish). The international M.Sc. program in nanoscience has been educating multidisciplinary masters a few years longer. Typically approximately 70 students head for PhD degree. 

Watch a Youtube video: "Detective work at the Virus Lab in Youtube" and "Thinking about studying science in Jyväskylä, Finland?". Jyväskylä University's Youtube channel shares video content about research and learning that takes place here on campus. Check also videos about doing Nanoscience. Most of the videos are in Finnish except for "Immunology and Nanoscience".

Master's Programme in Nanoscience

The master’s programme requires two years of full-time study, 120 credits, for a Master of Science degree. The speciality of the programme is the multidisciplinary approach in sciences. In addition to major studies (cell and molecular biology, organic or physical chemistry or physics) and advanced studies on related fields of science the studies include special courses on nanoscience. The courses introduce the students to both theoretical and experimental techniques of the nanoscience field. Master’s theses in the programme are always interdisciplinary. The application round for studies starting in August 2018 opens on 15th of November 2017 and ends on 10th of January 2018 at 3:00 pm.

Nanoscience include courses from chemistry, physics or cell and molecular biology. The courses of the master's degree programme are provided by the departments of Biological and Environmental Science, Chemistry and Physics. The International Summer School annually offers courses for advanced master’s students, graduate students, and post-docs in the various fields of science and information technology. The Summer School will be organized on August.

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    Contact Information

    Nanoscience Center
    P.O.Box 35
    FI-40014 University of Jyväskylä

    Street address:
    Survontie 9 C
    40500 Jyväskylä


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