Nanotechnology education

Nanotechnology education

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

Here is a list of universities offering nanotechnology education, and the degrees offered in nanotechnology, Bachelor of Science in Nanotechnology, Master of Science in Nanotechnology, and PhD in Nanotechnology. This list is not complete.


Latin America


  • Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, UFRGS - Bachelor[2]
  • Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, UFRJ - Bachelor, Masters, PhD[3]
  • Universidade Federal do ABC - Masters, PhD[4]
  • Centro Universitário Franciscano, UNIFRA - Masters[5]
  • Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro - Bachelor, Masters, PhD[6]


  • Instituto Nacional de Astrofisica, Optica y Electronica (INAOE) - MSc and PhD[7]
  • Centro de Investigación en Materiales Avanzados (CIMAV) - MSc and PhD in Nanotechnology[8]
  • Instituto Potosino de Investigación Científica y Tecnológica (IPICyT) - MSc and PhD in Nanotechnology[9]
  • Centro de Investigación en Química Aplicada (CIQA) - MSc and PhD in Nanotechnology[10]
  • Centro de Investigación y de Estudios Avanzados (CINVESTAV) - PhD in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology[11]
  • Universidad Politécnica del Valle de México (UPVM) - Bachelor in Nanotechnology Engineering[12]
  • Universidad de las Américas Puebla (UDLAP)- Bachelor (Nanotechnology and Molecular Engineering)[13]
  • Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Occidente (ITESO)- Bachelor [14]
  • Universidad de La Ciénega de Michoacán de Ocampo (UCMO)- Bachelor in Nanotechnology Engineering[15]
  • Instituto Tecnologico de Tijuana (ITT) - Bachelor (Nanotechnology Engineering)[16]
  • Universidad Autónoma de Querétaro (UAQ) - Bachelor in Nanotechnology Engineering[17]
  • Universidad Autónoma de Baja California (UABC) - Bachelor in Nanotechnology Engineering[18]
  • Universidad Veracruzana (UV) - Master of Science in Micro and Nanosystems[19]
  • Instituto Mexicano del Petróleo (IMP) - MSc & PhD. in Materials and Nanostructures[20]
  • Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM) at Mexico City, University City (UNAM) - MSc & PhD. in Materials approach to nanoscience and nanotechnology[21]
  • Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM) at Ensenada, Baja California (UNAM) - Bachelor in Nanotechnology Engineering][22]
  • Another Universities and Institutes in Mexico[23][24][25][26][27][28][29]


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.[30]

Joint Programmes

  •, Frontiers Joint Curriculum - Masters
  •, Erasmus Mundus Master Nanoscience and Nanotechnology - Masters
  •, International Master in Nanotechnology - International Master


Czech Republic












United Kingdom


United States

  • University of Wisconsin - Stout - B.S. in Nanotechnology and Nanoscience
  • University of Wisconsin - Platteville - Minor in Microsystems & Nanotechnology
  • University of Pennsylvania- Master's of Science in Engineering (M.S.E.)[27], Undergraduate Minor[28], Graduate Certificate [29] in Nanotechnology.
  • Boston University -- Minor in Nanotechnology Engineering. [30]
  • Nano Institute of Utah -- Nanomedicine and Nanobiosensors. []


New South Wales


South Australia


Western Australia

New Zealand





   AICTE, New Delhi has added B.Tech. & M.Tech. Nanotechnology courses in the list of approved courses in the academic year 2011-12


  • the Weizmann Institute of Science - has a research group in the Department of Science Teaching that build programs for introduction high school teachers and students to Nanotechnology.[51][52]
  • Technion- Masters, PhD - also as an international program. Multidisciplinary advanced degrees are customized under the auspices of Technion's Russell Berrie Nanotechnology Institute (RBNI).

Hong Kong







Nanotechnology in Schools

In addition to several tertiary programs, nanotechnology is being taught as part of science studies at high schools. The Journal of Nanoeducation provides articles on K-12 initiatives.

in2nano is a high school outreach program in Egypt aiming to increase scientific literacy and prepare students for the sweeping changes of nanotechnology., "in2nanotech", a high school outreach program from La Trobe University where students go on a roadshow to increase awareness of nanotechnology to students.

References and footnotes

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