Master in Materials Science powEred by Large-Scale Facilities


MaMaSELF2 is a two-year, international Master in Materials Science, taught in English, associating Universities, Large Scale Facilities, together with industrial partners and research centers, organized as a network of excellence. It aims to form students to become talented materials scientists, researchers and engineers. It is jointly designed and implemented by a consortium of 6 European leading universities: University Rennes 1, and University of Montpellier, (France), Technical University Munich, and Ludwig Maximilians University, (Germany), University of Torino, (Italy), Adam Mickiewicz University, (Poland).

Modern life and globalization imply new and additional challenges for scientists and engineers, in the field of scientific and industrial competitiveness. This holds specifically for the development of new materials which are strategic key-products. The tremendous evolution of materials’ needs for energy, aeronautics, informatics, life-science, etc., requires experienced and motivated staff to design the necessary complex and functionalized materials of tomorrow. MaMaSELF2 forms highly qualified and trained students in this area, able to face the new challenges.

Beside a strong background in fundamentals for materials science, mainly based on physics and chemistry, students will learn advanced techniques for the structural (crystallography), dynamic and electronic (spectroscopy) study of materials. They will discover the capabilities of neutron and synchrotron radiation for the characterization of materials, and their impact on cutting-edge advances. The program is supported and advised by leading large-scale facilities, international universities, and industrial partners. The master course further develops soft skills. About 40 students coming from all over the world enroll each year. Students complete a first year at one university, then join another university for the third academic semester, while the fourth semester is dedicated to the master-thesis.


European Higher Education Organization

European Higher Education Organization is a public organization carrying out academic, educational and information activities on higher education in Europe. The EHEO general plan stresses that: Higher education systems require adequate funding and, as an investment in economic growth, public spending in higher education should be protected. The challenges faced by higher education require more flexible governance and funding systems, which balance greater autonomy for education institutions with accountability to stakeholders. Thus, EHEO plans: improve academic and scientific interaction of universities; protect the interests of universities; interact more closely with public authorities of European countries; popularize European higher education in the world; develop academic mobility; seek funding for European universities.

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