Doctoral Training at IBNM
IRTG 1627-Special Workshop (September 2016 in Dubrovnik, Croatia)
Closely related to our engagement in teaching and research IBNM is involved ambitiously in doctoral training.
Three different pathways for a doctoral degree
- The first is on the traditional teaching assistant employment of doctoral candidates. These candidates are involved in teaching activities within our Bachelor- and Master-programs during the first years. However, suitable freedom for own doctoral research is provided. The graduation on this path in general takes about five years.
- Doctoral research on a project, typically third party funded e.g. by the German Research Foundation (DFG) or industrial partners. The duration for graduation takes about 4 years.
- Doctoral research within a coordinated doctoral program, like DFG Research Training Groups. Main idea of coordinated research projects is on collaborative interdisciplinary research within a group of 10 to 12 doctoral candidates, trained by an interdisciplinary group of principal investigators within an international and intercultural environment. The funding for doctoral candidates is limited for 3 years.
Structured doctoral programs at IBNM
IBNM has long lasting experience with structured doctoral programs. Actually, we are engaged in the activities within the international research training group IRTG 1627 (ViVaCE) and the Lower Saxony Doctoral Program on Multifunctional Active and Reactive Surfaces and Interfaces (MARIO).