Programme Structure

Nanoscience and Technology is a two-year graduate programme that focuses on the following areas:

  • Unifying Concepts in Nanoscience
  • Nanocharacterization
  • Nanobiology 
  • Synthesis and Fabrication
  • Nano-electronics
  • Bio-nanomaterials
  • Nanomaterials
  • Business (Innovation and Entrepreneurship)

Academic staff and researchers at the Nano-Science Center, UCPH, iNano, AU and UCAS, are responsible for the majority of the teaching of the courses. This includes an overlap with researchers who are already involved in basic research centers such as Danish-Chinese Center for Molecular Nano-Electronics, UCPH, and the Danish-Chinese Centre for Self-Assembly and Function of Molecular Nanostructures on Surfaces, AU.

The nanoscience research performed by the involved institutions and centers ranges from condensed matter physics, nano physics, surface analysis, quantum mechanics, soft matter physics, materials chemistry, physical chemistry, nano chemistry, organic chemistry, synthesis, molecular self-organization, nanomaterials to nanoelectronics, photophysics and photochemistry.


1st semester 2nd semester
Year 1 Unifying Concepts in Nanoscience (UCN) (15 ETCS) Synthesis and Fabrication (10 ETCS)
Nano-electronics (5 ETCS)
Nanocharacterization (10 ETCS) DNA Nano-technology (5 ETCS)
Business (Innovation and Entrepreneurship) (5 ETCS)
Nanobiology (5 ETCS) Nanoenergy materials (5 ETCS)
Year 2 3rd semester 4th semester
Thesis (60 ETCS)

The first year consists of class teaching and exercises in the laboratory at the National Center for Nanoscience and Technology, China in Beijing. The second year will focus on the thesis, which can be done in cooperation with e.g. a company in China.