Under the common frame of MAPEX and in collaboration with the central university services, the participating faculties and institutes offer a number of supporting measures. These measures address school pupils, undergraduate students as well as all levels of Early Career Researchers (ECR) all the way up to a professorship. In this context we pay special attention to equal opportunity and diversity issues.

Equal Opportunity and Diversity

The role of MAPEX is to consolidate and further develop equal opportunity measures from the running coordinated DFG programmes in a way that also researchers not involved in these programmes can profit from them. Therefore, regular meetings of a core group including all equal opportunity and diversity representatives of the coordinated projects, the faculties, and the whole university take place.



Early Career Researchers

Early Career Researchers (ECR) at all career stages in MAPEX benefit from a number of dedicated supporting measures - these range from financial support for research projects, research stays abroad, and workshops, to the broad portfolio of qualification courses and networking or consultation services offered by BYRD.

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Five key areas of qualification

Doctoral Qualification Programme

MAPEX aims to support doctoral students in the acquisition of professional and interdisciplinary skills and competences. With this aim in mind, MAPEX has launched the Qualification Programme for Doctoral Students.

It is a milestone-based programme that offers all doctoral students who are supervised by a MAPEX member a comprehensive set of different qualification areas.


Study Programmes

The ProMat Master's programme is designed for students of STEM disciplines who are aiming for a scientific career and already possess a concrete idea of their future scientific field.
Within a given module structure, this group of people will be given the opportunity to put together an individual curriculum from a wide range of courses offered in existing Master's programmes within the disciplines of MAPEX.

The five STEM faculties of the University of Bremen offer a broad portfolio of study programmes.

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We plan to acquire talented future undergraduate students through the new concept MAPEX@School. This programme is particularly suitable to increase the number of female students in the STEM disciplines.

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Open Positions

Here we offer links to interesting job offers in the field of materials science at the University of Bremen and the external research institutes.


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