For years we’ve watched academic degree programs in nanotechnology being announced piecemeal, or in partial lists. Now it looks like Nanowerk has stepped up to the task of keeping a complete list, sorted by level of degree and country. See it here: http://www.nanowerk.com/nanotechnology/nanotechnology_degrees.php
A handy chart allows users to click through to see all the programs at a given level in a particular country.
From their press release announcing the new database:
Only three years ago, there were no more than 150 programs worldwide – now there are over 250 in more than 25 countries.
Reflecting the interdisciplinary nature of nanosciences and nanotechnologies, these specialized academic degree programs span many disciplines ranging from biology, chemistry, and physics to medicine, engineering, and electronics; even MBAs are offered as dual degree options for nanotechnology students.
While there is an emphasis on Master’s programs, with almost half of all degree offerings, roughly one half of all programs can be found in Europe and one third in North America.
The UK is the country with the most Master’s programs (30) and the U.S. by far has the most dedicated Ph.D. programs (24).
Not surprisingly, with 61 offerings the U.S. is the country with the single most nanotechnology degree and certification programs, followed by the UK (38) and Germany (30).
I wouldn’t want to be the one responsible for keeping this database current! —Chris Peterson