Sede donde se gestiona




Lugar de impartición


Santander – Península de la Magdalena




José Miguel López-Higuera
Head Photonic Engineering Group of University of Cantabria, CIBER-BBN and IDIVAL, Spain




Adolfo Cobo García
Professor in Electronics and Photonics
Head of the Photonics Engineering Group
University of Cantabria


Descripción de la actividad


Photonics is the science and technique of generating, controlling, propagating, storing and detecting light waves and photons, which are particles of light. Photonics is the field of Light Sciences and Technologies.

Light plays a vital role in our daily lives and is being an imperative cross-cutting discipline of science in the 21st century. It has revolutionized medicine, made possible international communication via the internet, enabled sustainable development and provided solutions to global challenges in education, energy, environment and agriculture. It continues to be a key discipline to link cultural, economic and political aspects of the global society. Today, it is widely accepted that the present century will depend as much on Photonics as the 20th century depended on electronics.

The United Nations Organization (UN) has recognized the key or essential role of Light Sciences and Technologies to raise global awareness and proclaimed 2015 as the International Year of Light and Light-based Technologies (IYL 2015). Aware of the key role of Photonics in the economies and in the societies of the XXI century, the UIMP has decided to create the “International School on light Sciences and Technologies (ISLiST)”.

This school is envisioned to be a worldwide top International forum (every fourth week of June) on Light Sciences and Technologies in the framework of a “special top university” that is recognized as the “university of universities” and in a privileged environment “the Royal Magdalena Palace” in Santander, Cantabria, Spain. Each edition of this international school will have an intensification or main core in a specific application area and additional current hot topics. Light Energy and Advanced Fabrication is the core of this 2022 edition.

ISLIST has been conceived as a great opportunity to review, actualize and improve the knowledge of scientists, professionals and technicians; to contribute to the education and to enhance the motivation of PhD students; to offer an ideal frame for networking and also to contribute to the education of the citizens.  It is also a great opportunity to ensure that policymakers, entrepreneurs, and other key “actors” will be aware of the problem-solving potential of Photonics.

Fourteen (14) highly renowned professors and researchers from the most prestigious worldwide institutions and, as well, leaders of renowned international Photonic Scientific Organizations and politicians will participate in this meeting.

The City Council of Santander will offer to ISLIST attendees a Reception at the Royal Palace of Magdalena. This Santander Happy Hour (with snacks and drinks) will be an optimum time to networking.

In this edition, Justiniano Casas Award from the image committee of SEDOPTICA will be delivered at the end of the afternoon, June 20, 2022.

To be able to reach this ambitious program this International School of UIMP is sponsored by Gobierno de Cantabria covering a very relevant part of the organization costs of V ISLIST edition.

The international grants and other additional costs are covered by the very generous and key contribution of our Gold (Fundación ACS, Fyla Lasers and Prysmian), Silver (Aragón Photonics and Ambar Telecommunications) and Bronze (Ayuntamiento de Santander, ERZIA, SEDOPTICA, Álava Ingenieros, Lasing  Hotel Santemar and the Photonics Engineering Group of the University of Cantabria) collaborators.

Without these Sponsor and Collaborators, this top quality school and the 25 International Student Grants (already allocated from over 10 different nationalities) would not have been possible. The UIMP, the direction of this event and the scientific community using Light are grateful with the generosity of all these Organizations and all the Invited Speakers. Thank you so much!


To actualize and improve the knowledge of scientists, professionals and technicians; to contribute in the education and to enhance the motivation of PhD students; to offer an ideal frame for networking. It is also a great opportunity to ensure that policymakers, politicians and citizens in general terms will be made aware of the problem-solving potential of Photonics.


The event will take place from Monday (June 20, 2022) to Friday (June 24, 2022). The first two and a half days will be focused on key subjects concerning Light in Energy and the associated impact in the society. The rest of the week will be focused on the review of the current situation and the identification of challenges and trends in Light in Advanced Fabrication. Two round-tables will also take place. The first one (Tuesday afternoon) to analyse challenges of light technologies on energy and, the second one, (Thursday afternoon), to identify challenges with the creation of photonic technology-based new companies.

Descubre todos los cursos en abierto de la edición de 2022