With the construction of two large fusion facilities—ITER and the Laser Mega Joule (an inertial fusion project near Bordeaux)—currently underway on its soil, France is becoming a world reference in fusion science.
In order to prepare high-level French and international scientists and engineers to exploit these devices and to advance the fields of plasma science, fusion science and energy, a new Master's program in fusion sciences was established in 2006.
Three Master's programs are offered by 13 participating higher education institutions in France and two associate members. Participants have a choice of four sites (Île de France, Aix-Marseille, Nancy and Bordeaux), with each program including one month of class at one of the functioning research institutions in France. The programs end with a five-month research project and thesis.
The students can choose between plasma and fusion physics (confinement and inertial); large scientific instruments (engineering, technology and physics); and fusion and plasma science. Courses are taught in French (some possibilities do exist in English).
for more information.
- Hands-on for Fusion Masters students