Curriculum and Supervision
The curriculum of the IMPRS SusMet contains several scientific and non-scientific elements and a close supervision. The elements of the curriculum bring the community of the SusMet students together. They deepen and extend the scientific knowledge but they also enhance social competences and support the integration of the doctoral students in the scientific community and in Germany.
The aim of the Welcome Days is a good start for our newly arrived doctoral students both in the PhD work and in the SusMet community.
The scientific activities are the main part of the curriculum. Lectures convey the necessary interdisciplinary background in materials science. Once per year the annual retreat takes place and a scientific workshop on a specific SusMet-related topic is organized.
Additional offers of the IMPRS SusMet aim to enhance the professional skills of the PhD students, for example soft skill trainings, German language courses and career development.
The close supervision is an important part of the doctoral program and serves not only as a kind of progress control but mainly as a support for the students. It assists them to proceed and finish the PhD successfully within the given time frame of three till three and a half years.