Objectives & benefits


This international Master of Science (MSc) aims at providing high-level academic and research-oriented education about the synthesis, the characterisation and the processing of all classes of materials with special emphasis on hybrids and ceramics.

The first objective is to promote excellence, innovation, originality, mobility, diversity as well as complementarity between European universities in the domain of functionalised advanced materials. Such a level of scientific education is unique in Europe.

The second objective is to bring highly-motivated third-country graduate students to Europe to allow them benefiting from an education in the technological domain of nanomaterials and materials science.

The final goal is to prepare the students for entering a PhD program in Europe or abroad for instance in one of the FAME network laboratories. Alternatively, students should be able to fill leading positions in industry as scientists or engineers in materials science.

Benefits to Students

The Master Course ensures an intensive and innovative training for both non-European and European students. The program forms a new generation of students with multidisciplinary and transdisciplinary profile and fosters networking activities within Europe and third countries in the field of research and education.

The 7 institutional partners offer a larger variety of knowledge as well as a broader spectrum on research than a single university could propose. The students benefit from the best practices used in work teams and take part to the management of scientific research-oriented projects.

They have the opportunity to specialise in 7 different research areas:

  • Hybrid Materials and Ceramics
  • Materials for Micro- and Nanotechnologies
  • Nanomaterials and Hybrids
  • Engineering of Materials and Nanostructures
  • Nanomaterials and Modelling
  • Functional Ceramics
  • Materials Interfaces