STUDYING AT AMI
As part of the Faculty of Natural Sciences of the University of Fribourg, AMI has a strong commitment to teaching nanoscience and technology at the highest level. This educational component represents a significant endeavor of the institute to communicate and disseminate the basis of excellence in materials research. The AMI staff is involved in educating the next generation of scientists to face the challenges associated with nanomaterials research, while allowing them to interface with the academic and industrial worlds. This duality offers a unique environment to grow into well-rounded scientists capable of understanding the ins and outs of tomorrow’s materials research. Beyond the Master’s, AMI already constitutes a premier environment to pursue high caliber doctoral studies in the field of soft nanomaterials. Targeting a PhD student population in excess of 50%, the institute constitutes a concentrate of academic greatness, where exceptional students from around the world are provided with unique training opportunities.
In particular, they are expected to partake in interdisciplinary research at the forefront of nanomaterials science and technology. As they collaborate within highly qualified research teams, they will learn to develop strong ethical values while aspiring to scientific excellence. The mentoring staff at AMI is devoted to instilling the doctoral candidates with this desire to perpetuate a tradition of scientific quality. Moreover, the state-of-the-art facilities provide them with the potential to acquire a whole range of valuable knowledge and skills within the course of their stay. The quality of the equipment constitutes one of the major assets of the program, as the trainees will be given the chance to master an uncommonly high number of experimental techniques. The combination of infrastructures and educational commitment contributes to the attractiveness of AMI, making it one of the best places to study nanomaterials at the postgraduate level.