Working Group

The Mission

With the increasing importance of photonics in science, economy and industry, the need for excellently trained specialists with a photonic background is also growing. 

The working group EDUCATION of Photonics Austria supports and launches initiatives with the aim to meet this demand.
The topics range from events for children and teenagers, who get a first glimpse at the exciting technology of photonics, to lectures and workshops for universities and adult education.

Shaping the Future

The core group currently consists of the following organizations:

FH Vorarlberg

FH Technikum Vienna


SAL Silicon Austria Labs

TU Graz

TU Vienna

University of Graz

University of Innsbruck



Photonics Explorer

The Photonics Explorer offers students of all ages an extensive and exciting contingent of experiments to feel and see the basics of optics and photonics through their own hands-on experience and to explore scientific work for themselves.

Find out more at Photonics Explorer!

Further activities in the subject area of education can also be found under Photonics at School and University.

Ao.Univ.-Prof. Mag. Dr.rer.nat. Joachim Krenn

Tel.: +43 316 380 – 5207


Institut of Physics

University of Graz