Partner universities

The DocMASE doctoral programme is the next consequent step following the already existing structures for international education EUSMAT's framework and is being jointly offered by:


Besides the five partner universities, 20 associated partners from academia, research and industry take part in DocMASE.

Saarland University is located in Saarbrücken, Saarland, a German state just at the border with France. The proximity to France and Luxembourg as well as its location within the heart of Europe makes it an attractive place to study, especially for international students. About 16% of its 15.500 students come from all over the world to live and study in Saarbrücken.

The 8 faculties provide a broad spectrum of disciplines, offering several integrated international courses.


The Materials Science and Engineering Department (MSE) of Saarland University is recognised as one of the leading centres of materials science in Germany. The department is formed by 11 chairs covering the wide spectrum of materials science, and research plays an important role. Scientific research at the university is particularly enhanced by intensive collaboration with distinguished research centres established on the university campus:


  • Fraunhofer Institute for Non-Destructive Testing (IZfP),
  • Leibniz Institute of New Materials (INM),
  • Material Engineering Center Saar (MECS).


International scientists are well-integrated staff members (22 invited scientists in the last 3 years through Feodor-Lynen Schol­ar­ships, German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), Alexander von Humboldt Fellowships, German Research Foundation (DFG), EU-Alfa, etc.).

Campus UdS. Foto: Oliver Dietze

The Lorraine University is the result of the fusion of the following four universities:


  • Nancy-I
  • Nancy-II
  • Paul-Verlaine - Metz
  • INPL


Materials Science and Engineering is a strong highlight with the newly created world class Jean Lamour Institute (IJL) resulting from the merge of 5 Laboratories dedicated to materials science in Nancy. As a Certificate of Quality, this institute is a Mixed Research Unit (UMR) with the National Centre for Scientific research (CNRS), the leading research institution in Europe and fourth in the world.


The renown of the UL is based on the excellence of its laboratories and schools, some of which are over a hundred years old. All of them have a strong identity which, thanks to their respective network of recruitment and professional or industrial relations, makes them of great repute, widely recognised and much appreciated.


The Barcelona Tech specialises in the fields of architecture, engineering and science. It is recognised as one of the top engineering universities of Spain has been the first university in Spain to give an Engineering degree in Materials Science and Engineering. UPC has 29.500 undergraduate students, ca. 1.300 master students, ca. 3.000 doctorate students, 4.100 students in internships, and 2.200 in international exchange programmes. UPC is the Spanish university with the highest number of master and doctoral students from abroad and largest number of double degree programmes (82).


The department involved in DocMASE has a staff of 55 professors and lecturers, 27 persons belonging to the technical and administrative staff, and about 50 PhD students. They carry out their tuition and research tasks at the different Schools. The personnel of the department also carries out research, technology transfer and innovation tasks at different centres such as: Catalan Plastics Centre (CCP), Manresa Technological Centre (CTM), Institute of Bioengineering of Catalonia (IBEC), Centre for Structural Integrity and Reliability of Materials (CIEFMA), and Centre for nano-engineering (CnRE).


Materials Science and Engineering has made an important contribution to make UPC Spain’s technical university with the highest scientific production, the highest citable output, the highest research competitiveness and the largest research income.

UPC. Summer School 2015.

Luleå University of Technology has 5 campuses with a total of 12500 students. The department of Applied Physics, Mechanical, and Materials Engineering is one of the 13 departments at LTU. The department has a teaching staff of 59 persons and 88 enrolled PhD students. The research activities range from basic science to applied projects. The link to industry is very strong and the students enrolled in programmes taught by the department have all worked on projects in collaboration with industry during their studies.


International programess have long tradition in the field: the EEIGM (Integrated programme in Materials Science – Germany, France, Spain, Sweden) is running already for 19 years (more than 650 Alumni, 300 with double degrees). Furthermore there is a Transatlantic BSc in Materials Science and Mechanical Engineering (with Germany and USA). There are three international Master Programmes, AMASE, EEIGM and a Transatlantic Master of Science in Engineering Mechanics and Materials Engineering (with France and USA) and one national: Mechanical Engineering with a major in Materials Engineering.

LTU/Campus Parkway.

Linköping university has approximately 25.000 students and 3.500 employees with an annual turnover of approximately 270 M€ (2008). LiU’s largest fraction of postgraduate education is within the natural sciences and Engineering. 205 graduated with a PhD-degree in 2008.


Materials science is a top research priority at LiU, carrying out exciting world-class fundamental research in areas carefully selected to have a high potential for significant societal payoff. The scientific focus is the design of advanced and multifunctional materials that are enabling for the industry contributing to the metal, paper, energy, microelectronics/IT/communications sectors, and the life sciences. LiU materials research encompasses 240 researchers organised into interactive collaborating teams.


The present activities of excellence in research and innovation amount in funding to 19 M€/yr and involve 33 full professors, 31 associate professors, 14 assistant professors, 19 post-docs, and 132 PhD students. LiU’s materials research has also been evaluated as excellent to outstanding by international panels 2004, 2006, 2008, and 2009. For example, 2007 LiU was the institution with the most publications in Nature Materials world-wide.

LIU/Campus Valla. Foto: Peter Karlsson


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