The purpose of the Wilhelm Macke Foundation is to support gifted JKU-students and -graduates in Physics. This aim is reached through granting scholarships and awards.
Presently (academic year 2018/19) “Physics” at JKU covers the bachelor- and master programs “Technical Physics”, the master studies “Nanoscience and Technology” and “Biophysics”, as well as the PhD studies “Dr. of Engineering Sciences” and “Dr. of the Natural Sciences” if their emphasis is lying on physics; as well as the bachelor- and master studies “Teaching Physics at Secondary Level”.
If new programs in the field of physics are established at JKU, the board will decide, whether and under what conditions students and graduates may get support. Support of students and graduates engaged in interdisciplinary activities / courses with the main focus on physics can be granted es well, but only in particularly well justified cases.
For gifted students and graduates to facilitate research stays, conference participation or training abroad. For financial reasons, no mobility scholarships are presently awarded.
Wilhelm Macke Prizes:
The Wilhelm Macke Master Thesis Prize honors an excellent master-thesis approbated in above mentioned courses of studies at the JKU. (Regarding a thesis acquired at other institutions/universities Point 3 is applied accordingly.)
Wilhelm Macke Award: Granted in addition to the Master Thesis Prize, for the best generally understandable presentation of a thesis in a public competition with the other honorees.
Wilhelm Macke Recognition Prizes: awarded to bachelor and master graduates (in the above named study programs); they honor short study time with excellent grades and thesis.