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In the wake of another successful event held in Ghent in Belgium in 2016, this year’s event will be held in Copenhagen at Aalborg University from 16 to 17 August 2018.

The event will bring together young PhD researchers in lighting, giving them the opportunity to share ideas and experiences.

During the symposium students will have an opportunity to:

1. Give a short presentation in small, themed groups, on their research followed, by a thorough discussion lead by experts
2. Talk about the work carried out by their colleagues
3. Listen to talks by invited experts

The focus of LumeNet is on methodology – this is an opportunity to gain feedback on your research plans before putting them into action!

Professor Steve Fotios,
School of Architecture, University of Sheffield,



Lyskultur, the Norwegian Lighting Institute, was established in 1936. Lyskultur is a Norwegian organization covering all aspects of light and lighting. The main mission of Lyskultur is to be the information centre as well as setting the quality standards.

Lyskultur is both publishing and distributing publications. Currently there are about 20 different publications covering most topics within the areas of light and illumination. Particularly of great demand are Emergency Lighting, The Lux Table and Light and Energy Consumption. Lyskultur is also the publisher of Norway’s only magazine dealing exclusively with lighting and lighting design.



The Faculty of Architecture at the University of Wismar, which is still the backbone of Architectural Lighting Design, was founded in 1992. It has been able to develop in the ideal manner without having to take existing structures into account. Along with the comfortable, well-equipped rooms, study here is very progressive in terms of the course content.

The two-year Master Program, Architectural Lighting Design, is an international course taught in English. Students receive lectures and practical training in the application of daylight and electric light in architecture, including the focus is on the interrelation of humans, architecture and light. Light is considered as an essential integral part of the holistic concept of architecture.



The University of Sydney, Faculty of Architecture, Planning & Design offers an excellent educational program on lighting design. The Master of Architectural Science (Illumination Design), for instance, is a professional program that offers strong technical education in human visual perception, methods for quantifying light, lighting technologies and sustainability. Using biology and physics, the coursework engenders a deep appreciation of the ways that light shapes the human experience of the built environment. This is complemented by practical curriculum to prepare students for a career in the lighting industry.

Units of study include: Light and Vision; Photometry and Colorimetry; Indoor Environmental Quality; Lighting Technologies; Lighting Design Software, Subjective Analysis in Lighting Design.

All Illumination Design core units are taught in block mode intensives over several full days rather than weekly lectures. Part-time study is available for Australian citizens and permanent residents. It is possible to take individual subjects as continuing professional development short courses without enrolling in a degree.




Located within the School of Architecture at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in upstate New York, the Lighting Research Center (LRC) is the largest academically based lighting research facility in the world. It offers the nation’s only Master’s of Science in lighting degree.

Since LRC began in 1988, it has built an international reputation as a reliable source for objective information about lighting technologies, applications, and products, providing training programs for government agencies, utilities, contractors, lighting designers, and other lighting professionals. It has been said that the LRC is “an outstanding example of what public-private sector partnerships can contribute by linking science, government, and industry to achieve shared objectives”.

The center’s programs cover a range of activities including both laboratory testing of lighting products and real-world demonstration and evaluation of lighting products and designs. At the LRC research is conducted into energy efficiency, new products and technologies, lighting design, and human factors issues.



The Bartlett, Faculty of Built Environment, is one of the most renowned educational institutes in the fields of architecture, design and lighting. Established in 1987, the MSc/Graduate Diploma Light and Lighting (LL) is Europe’s long-standing specialist graduate lighting course, one of the  gems of the Bartlett. The course aims to provide an holistic approach to lighting design considering the human response to light and lighting, the science and technology of the subject, together with the design of lighting as an integrated part of architecture.

The MSc/Graduate Diploma Light and Lighting attracts participants with diverse backgrounds in architecture, interior design, industrial design, various engineering disciplines, science, arts and theatre subjects. Students have come from many places around the world, but predominantly from the UK. Many students have studied part-time while employed in some element of the lighting profession and industries.

The Bartlett houses the Lighting Simulator, a sophisticated variable luminance artificial sky for daylighting studies. The Lighting Simulator is used as a facility for practising architects and lighting designers, as well as for teaching and research. This exceptional, facility is one of the most advanced in the UK and improves on others existing elsewhere in Europe.