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.

Qualification offers at the University of Bremen

MAPEX offers a regularly updated overview of central qualification offers at the University of Bremen.

Annika Niemann with a poster presentation at the 15th MAPEX Early Career Researcher Workshop

Informations leaflet on the qualification programme


Registration for the MAPEX Doctoral Qualification Programme

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


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 MAPEX 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


Any questions?

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

Receive a certified transcript of records of milestones achieved


Individual consulting and support during your doctorate


Acquire skills for
leading positions
in science or industry


Build up your own network of early-academic peers


Benefit from various MAPEX funding opportunities


Benefit from interdisciplinary 


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Ingmar Bösing at the 13th MAPEX Early Career Researcher Workshop, giving a flashlight presentation about the Modeling of Electrochemical Oxide Film growth

Qualification offers at the University of Bremen

MAPEX provides an updated overview of central qualification offers provided by various institutions at the University of Bremen targeted at doctoral students and early career researchers.



Cooperation MAPEX / YUFE Pilot Programme on Doctoral Learning

Extend your opportunities with the European-wide YUFE Programme on Doctoral Learning

As a member of the MAPEX qualification programme, you benefit from access to the YUFE Pilot Programme on Doctoral Learning.

During the period from May 2024 to October 2025, a series of internationally organised training events on transdisciplinary and non-discipline specific topics and areas of expertise will be offered, which are available to participants of the MAPEX Doctoral Qualification Programme.

There are also various opportunities for international, Europe-wide networking with early career researchers and doctoral candidates from the partner universities participating on the pilot programme (Nicolaus Copernicus University; University of Antwerp; University of Eastern Finland; University of Essex; University of Rijeka;University of Sorbonne Nouvelle).

More details


Areas of qualification

Documentation of qualifications acquired

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

If you are a member of our programme, all qualifications achieved can be entered via input mask.

We keep an overview of the qualifications acquired by each member. On request, a transcript of records and a certificate of participation to the MAPEX Doctoral Qualification Programme can be obtained via mapexphdprotect me ?!uni-bremenprotect me ?!.de


Upcoming Events

The MAPEX Center for Materials and Processes and its Doctoral Qualification Programme regularly offers its own events and workshops, including, among others:

An updated overview of upcoming events can be found here.


Contact and Office hours

For personal consultation, please make an individual appointment with Dr. Hanna Lührs or Dr. Enis Bicer


Prof. Lucio Colombi Ciacchi

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+49 421 218 64570


Dr. Hanna Lührs

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+49 421 218 64580

Dr. Enis Bicer
+49 421 218 64585


Britta Hinz
+49 421 218 64570


MAPEX doctoral qualification programme

(independent of participation in the qualification programme)

Updated by: MAPEX