The graduate schools, research training groups, and doctoral programs at the University of Bremen support doctoral students from Germany and abroad in an interdisciplinary research environment. In them, the young researchers are given the opportunity for independent research and intensive professional exchange, participate in specially designed courses, and benefit from innovative forms of supervision.
The University of Bremen also cooperates with non-university research institutions in the area of junior researcher support, especially within the context of the International Max Planck Research School for Marine Microbiology MarMic and the Helmholtz Graduate School for Polar and Marine Research POLMAR.
The Bremen International Graduate School for Marine Sciences has been supported by the Excellence Initiative since 2006. The structured programme serves as a central platform for interdisciplinary training for doctoral students in all marine sciences at the University of Bremen and its partner institutions.
The interdisciplinary Bremen International Graduate School of Social Sciences is based on the core disciplines of political science, sociology, and psychology. BIGSSS was founded in 2008 together with Jacobs University and offers excellent doctoral education in the social sciences.
The pioneering research idea of MIMENIMA is the conditioning of novel, porous ceramic structures and their surface for use in important areas of energy, environmental, process, and space technology. An interdisciplinary team of materials scientists, physicists, chemists, biotechnologists, and mechanical and process engineers is working together on this challenging research area.
Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) - Doctoral Networks
Project Start 01.03.2024
Prof. Kathrin Huhn (Partner)
Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) - Innovative Training Networks
Recognised structured doctoral programmes
The doctoral programme of the Center for Media, Communication and Information Research (ZeMKI) deals with the development of media and communication. In deeply mediatized societies, social fields including politics, education, religion, popular culture and art are transforming. Not only changing digital infrastructures, but also innovative practices of media use and datafication play a role. Since phenomena in these thematic fields are multi-layered, the doctoral program as a whole is based on a broad interdisciplinary approach in order to strengthen the respective disciplinary doctorates. The range of disciplines involved in the doctoral programme are broad: in addition to communication and media studies, it includes history, film studies, religious studies, sociology, political science, education, and computer science. The aim of the ZeMKI doctoral programme at the University of Bremen is to provide cooperative and collegial supervision for its doctoral students.
The program combines teacher training (Referendariat) with a doctoral thesis in didactics. In doing so, the close contact with school practice ensures that today’s relevant questions of teaching development are being researched and that the results are reflected in everyday school life. The “Dual Promotion” is carried out in close collaboration with the University, the LIS (teaching authorities) and the schools and concludes with the second state examination and a PhD in didactics of one of the two school subjects.
Further doctoral programs
At the International Graduate School for Dynamics in Logistics, doctoral students from the fields of Mathematics/Computer Science, Electrical Engineering and Economics explore issues surrounding production and transport logistics which are becoming increasingly complex in the wake of globalization. This graduate school is supported by the University of Bremen, the Kieserling Foundation, the German Academic Exchange Service, and the enterprise sector.
The graduate school Empowering Digital Media is funded by the Klaus Tschira Foundation. The goal of our graduate school is to research the role of digital media in the digital revolution and to design, develop and evaluate novel user interfaces and artifacts. The program started in 2017.