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Doctoral qualification programme

In addition to their scientific education, we support doctoral candidates in acquiring the skills and competencies they need for the successful completion of their doctorate and for later management tasks in science or industry.

As a member of the MAPEX doctoral qualification programme you will

  • receive a certified transcript of your achieved qualification milestones;

  • receive individual consulting and support;

  • build your own network of early-academic peers;

  • participate in qualification offers and courses;

  • have access to MAPEX funding* for

    • scientific workshops,

    • research exchanges,

    • explorative projects.

* Formal acceptance as a doctoral candidate by your faculty is a prerequisite for the access to MAPEX funding.


Please feel free to contact us if you can't find the answers to your questions on our websites or FAQ.


All doctoral candidates of the University of Bremen working in a group of a MAPEX Principal Investigator can participate in the programme (register).

Elective qualification milestones

A checklist with all (elective) qualification milestones is provided as a guide to doctoral candidates and their supervisors (milestones).

Contact and Office hours

For a personal consultation, please make an individual appointment with Hanna Lührs.


Prof. Lucio Colombi Ciacchi

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+49 421 218 64570


Dr. Hanna Lührs

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+49 421 218 64580


Britta Hinz
+49 421 218 64570


Qualification programme

(independent of participation in the qualification programme)

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