Nanotechnology education

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Nanotechnology education involves a multidisciplinary natural science education with courses such as physics, chemistry, mathematics and molecular biology.[1] It is being offered by many universities around the world. The first program involving nanotechnology was offered by the University of Toronto's Engineering Science program, where nanotechnology could be taken as an option.

Here is a partial list of universities offering nanotechnology education, and the degrees offered (Bachelor of Science, Master of Science, and/or PhD in Nanotechnology).

Latin America[edit]

Brazil[edit]

México[edit]

Europe[edit]

A list of the Masters programs is kept by the UK based Institute of Nanotechnology in their Nano, Enabling, and Advanced Technologies (NEAT) Post-graduate Course Directory.[32]

Joint Programmes[edit]

  • Chalmers.se, Frontiers Joint Curriculum - Masters
  • EMM-NANO.org, Erasmus Mundus Master Nanoscience and Nanotechnology - Masters
  • Master-Nanotech.com, International Master in Nanotechnology - International Master

Belgium[edit]

Czech Republic[edit]

Denmark[edit]

France[edit]

Germany[edit]

Greece[edit]

Italy[edit]

Ireland[edit]

Netherlands[edit]

Norway[edit]

Poland[edit]

Russia[edit]

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Spain[edit]

Sweden[edit]

Switzerland[edit]

United Kingdom[edit]

Turkey[edit]

United States[edit]

Australia[edit]

New South Wales[edit]

Queensland[edit]

South Australia[edit]

Victoria[edit]

Western Australia[edit]

New Zealand[edit]

Canada[edit]

Asia[edit]

India[edit]

Important:

  • AICTE New Delhi has added B.Tech. & M.Tech. Nanotechnology courses in the list of approved courses in the academic year 2011-12
  • North Maharashtra University JALGAON M.Tech. in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology
  • Department of Environmental Microbiology, Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar Central University, Lucknow. M.Sc in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology,
  • Amity Institute of Nanotechnology, Amity University, Noida [Bachelors and Masters in Nanotechnology]

Iran[edit]

Israel[edit]

Hong Kong[edit]

Pakistan[edit]

Singapore[edit]

  • National University of Singapore - B.Eng in Engineering Science with Nanoscience & Nanotechnology options, Masters & PhD in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Specialization

Thailand[edit]

Malaysia[edit]

Sri Lanka[edit]

Japan[edit]

Africa[edit]

Egypt[edit]

Nanotechnology in Schools[edit]

In recent years, there has been a growing interest in introducing nanoscience and nanotechnology in grade schools, especially at the high school level. In the United States, although very few high schools officially offer a two-semester course in nanotechnology, “nano” concepts are bootstrapped and taught during traditional science classes using a number of educational resources and hands-on activities developed by dedicated non-profit organizations, such as:

  • The National Science Teacher Association, which has published a number of textbooks for nanotechnology in K-12 education, including a teacher’s guide and an activity manual for hands-on experiences.
  • Nano-Link, a notable program of the Dakota County Technical College, which has developed a variety of nanotech-related hands-on activities supported by toolkits to teach concepts in nanotechnology throughout direct lab experience.
  • Omni Nano, which is developing comprehensive educational resources specifically designed to support a two-semester high school course, both online and in classrooms. Omni Nano also discusses issues in nanotechnology education on its dedicated blog.
  • Nano4Me, which has a good amount of resources for K-12 education, although their program is intended for higher education. Their K-12 resources include introductory level modules and activities, interactive multimedia, and a collection of experiments and hands-on activities.
  • Nanoscale Informal Science Education Network (NISE), which has a website of educational products designed to engage the public in nano science, engineering, and technology. NISE also organizes Nano Days, a nationwide festival of educational programs about nanoscale science and engineering and its potential impact on the future.

In Egypt, in2nano is a high school outreach program aiming to increase scientific literacy and prepare students for the sweeping changes of nanotechnology.

Nanotechnology education outside of school[edit]

References and footnotes[edit]

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