Minds, Media, Machines Integrated Graduate School
The Minds, Media, Machines Integrated Graduate School (MMMIGS) supports doctoral candidates and supervisors within the interdisciplinary high-profile area Minds, Media, Machines at the University of Bremen. In particular, MMMIGS promotes structured doctoral education, serves as a hub for already established structured programs, and offers a demand-tailored scientific qualification program. The qualification program complements the transferable skills workshops offered by Bremen Early Career Researcher Development (BYRD) as well as the thematic courses offered by the doctoral programs themselves.
At the University of Bremen, the right to award doctorates is exercised by the faculties. The relevant regulations and procedural rules are developed by doctoral committees and approved by the Vice President Research to assure their quality. Scientific supervision of doctoral candidates is usually carried out individually by a university professor. Individual supervision can, however, be supplemented by various instruments that serve quality assurance and promote the independence of doctoral candidates. This includes involvement of additional (external) supervisors and reviewers, for example in the context of structured doctoral programs, measures to introduce doctoral candidates into an appropriate scientific context as well as qualification offers that prepare them for a career in academia and beyond. The Minds, Media, Machines Integrated Graduate School (MMMIGS) carries the above-mentioned supplementary measures into the high-profile area and promotes their implementation. In particular, MMMIGS focuses on establishing structured doctoral programs, involving doctoral candidates in the high-profile area, and offering a subject-specific qualification program.