ICFO – the Institute of Photonic Sciences, Barcelona, Spain, is made up of committed women and men who are driven to ask and answer new and difficult questions and who are grounded by the belief that what we do today can change the world. Reaching our ambitious goals requires determination, ingenuity and innovation, and collaboration with scientific and industrial partners worldwide.

Central to our mission is to foster the next generation of scientists through intensive research-based training. During our 4-½ year PhD program students conduct cutting-edge research under the supervision of an ICFO Group Leader with access to state-of-the-art research facilities. They join a stimulating and highly interdisciplinary international community, and benefit from broad-scope scientific and technical training, extensive mentoring, and widespread opportunities for professional and personal development.