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A small science with great impact

The Master’s programme in nanoscience and technology deals with knowledge and technologies which play an important role in everyday life. Nanoscience is one of the driving forces behind the development of new technologies within energy, environment, health, electronics and much more.

The programme focuses on how to manipulate nanostructures and material structures and how to develop new functionalities and areas of application. You gain a broad understanding of fundamental theories and learn to handle concepts and methods used in the field of nanoscience and nanotechnology.

China and Denmark have both invested massively in these areas, with a huge focus on combatting some of the world’s problems using nanotechnology, such as in relation to health and energy.

By choosing to take your Master’s degree at SDC in China, you have the opportunity to study in a country that is a major player in nanotechnology, and thanks to close partnerships with strong academic research institutions, you have an opportunity to exchange ideas with and learn from leading researchers.

A wealth of opportunities
Nanoscience and technology is an interdisciplinary field, and your fellow students are recruited from many different Bachelor’s degree programmes, such as physics, chemistry, biology and nanoscience. As a graduate of the programme, you gain the expertise necessary to act as the bridging link in projects that involve colleagues from other disciplines and cultures.

No matter whether you decide to pursue a career in academia or business, the programme can be the first step towards a global career in nanoscience and nanotechnology.

On completion of the double degree, you will receive the title Master of Science in Nanoscience and Technology from University of Copenhagen, and the University of the Chinese Academy of Sciences awards you the title Master of Natural Science with a major in Physics Nanoscience and Technology - or - Chemistry, Nanoscience and Technology - or - Biology, Nanoscience and Technology - or - the title Master of Engineering with a major in Materials Science and Engineering, Nanoscience and Technology.

Semesters

The first two semesters consist of classroom teaching and exercises in the laboratory at the National Center for Nanoscience and Technology (NCNST), China in Beijing. The first semester introduces various tools and methods for the study of nanoscale systems.
You take the following courses:

• Unifying Concepts in Nanoscience (15 ECTS)
• Nanocharacterisation (10 ECTS)
• Nanobiology (5 ECTS)
The second semester focuses on how to use models and methods on a theoretical and experimental scale, in other words, how to manipulate nanoscale systems to fit your purpose. You will also have exercises in the laboratory at (NCNST).
You take the following courses:

• Synthesis and Fabrication (10 ECTS)
• Nanoelectronics (5 ECTS)
• DNA Nanotechnology (5 ECTS)
• Business (Innovation and Entrepreneurship) (5 ECTS)
• Nanoenergy materials (5 ECTS)
You complete the programme by spending the third and fourth semesters doing your thesis (60 ECTS). Here you have the opportunity to immerse yourself and expand your knowledge in a field of your interest.

You are provided with guidance and a unique academic perspective by a Danish as well as a Chinese supervisor.
Your project will be carried out in collaboration with SDC’s research partners in Beijing, and you have the option to do your thesis in cooperation with a company.

The thesis should be conducted where it is scientifically relevant for the project, which also makes it possible to write your thesis at e.g. a Danish research institution or company.

Courses may be subject to change.

Career

As a graduate, you have an eye for new and unconventional applications of scientific techniques and methods. Your key competencies are your skills and abilities to handle concepts and methods within the field of nanoscience and nanotechnology. You also have strong competences in serving as a link between specialists, e.g. in physics and biology, and in communicating technical and conceptual issues across disciplines.

You are qualified to further develop existing research, contributing to the development of intelligent medicine, eco-friendly technology, healthier food, mini-satellites etc. The limits are few. Career opportunities are typically in high-tech companies, research institutions or in the university sector.

As a graduate of the programme, you are qualified to work within a range of fields, such as:

• chemical production
• biotechnology
• energy – e.g. solar energy
• medicine – e.g. drug delivery
• materials research – e.g. catalysis
• the food industry

Admission

You apply through University of Copenhagen. To find out if you are qualified go to ku.dk. Deadline is 1 March.

Tuition

Tuition is 40 000 RMB a year. Please read the following carefully to see if you have to pay tuition to attend the programme.

Danish citizens


You have to pay tuition if you at the time of application are not enrolled at a Danish university. However, you may be eligible to receive the Danish “Udlandsstipendium” to cover your tuition fee. To find out if you are eligible, please go to SU-styrelsen. Most Danish citizens will be eligible.

You do NOT have to pay tuition if you at the time of application are enrolled at a Danish University – either in a Bachelor programme, a full Danish Master's programme or a Danish supplementary course in connection to a Danish Bachelor or Danish professional bachelor programme.

Non-EU citizens


For all non-EU citizens the tuition fee for all MSc programmes at SDC is
40,000 RMB a year.


EU/EØS citizens


You have to pay tuition if you at the time of application are not enrolled as a student at a Danish university either in a Bachelor programme, a full Danish Master's programme or supplementary courses.
However, if you are equated with Danish citizens, who are required to pay tuition, you may be eligible to receive the Danish Udlandsstipendium (scholarship for studying abroad) to cover tuition.
To find out if you are eligible, please go to SU-styrelsen (The Danish Education Support Agency) for more information.

You do not have to pay tuition if at the time of application are enrolled at a full Danish Bachelor programme, a full Danish Master's programme or a Danish supplementary course.

Contact current student

If you are curious about what it is like to study Nanoscience and Technology at SDC, you are welcome to contact current student Jens Røberg Frandsen at jensrfrandsen@hotmail.com

Heads of the Educational Programme

Danish Head of Nanoscience and Technology
Professor Per Hedegård
Niels Bohr Institute
University of Copenhagen

Contact
Sino-Danish Relations Officer
Vibe Thybo Drostgaard
Email: v.drostgaard@nano.ku.dk
Phone: +45 2226 8092
Wechat: vibeaatd
Chinese Head of Nanoscience and Technology
Professor Rong Yang
National Center for Nanoscience and Technology
Chinese Academy of Sciences