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NanoCompetence - an interdisciplinary graduate school 

Since the graduate school will finish at the end of 2019
this website is no longer updated.
For latest publications go to the respective websites
of the participating working groups
(links under "Working groups").


NanoCompetence is a graduate school at the Centre for Environmental Research and Sustainable Technology (UFT) and has started in 2015. Seven groups of the University Bremen are the participants of the graduate school. 

They form an interdisciplinary team of natural, social and applied scientists who are working in  groups with a close connection between natural and social scientist partners, respectively. 

The scholarships of NanoCompetence are funded by the Hans-Böckler-Foundation (German Labor Unions). Furthermore the graduate school is substantially supported by the VCI (Association of the Chemical Industry), the “Senatorin für Wissenschaft, Gesundheit und Verbraucherschutz” (Senator for Science, Health and Consumer Protection) in Bremen and the University of Bremen.

Information about the topics of the scholarships is provided by the proposal for the graduate school

Common cooperation project

The topics risk and knowledge communication as well as transfer of competence are part of the central research field of the graduate school. Thus, the development of an explanatory video has been selected  as common cooperation project with the participation of all graduates. The videoclip with the title "Paul, der Schiffslackierer" illustrates the ubiquitous presence of nanoproducts in everyday life and explains complex matters in a ludic way. It addreses the issues and cooperations within the graduate school in comprehensible terms.

For viewing the videoclip, click here.


Final symposium of NanoCompetence on October 18, 2019

The final symposium of the NanoCompetence graduate school took place
on October 18, 2019 at the Haus der Wisssenschaft in Bremen city, www. hausderwissenschaft .de . The symposium was open for the public and dealt with the graduate schools' most important results as well as their relevance in practice. It ended with a panel discussion with representatives from sciences, politics, authorities and industry.


For more information about the topics go to the programme