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Teaching at NanoScale

The extensive cooperation between the Focus Area NanoScale and the mainly involved Department of Biology, Chemistry, Pharmacy, and the Department of Physics results in comprehensive education for young scientists.

Please take a look at the university calendar for a complete list of lecture courses, seminars, and research workshops which are teaching specific aspects of nanoscale materials and systems.

Research-Oriented Teaching plays a key role in the teaching and qualification concept for undergraduates in the natural sciences at Freie Universität since many years. Master´s students learn to work on and present cutting edge research topics. The teaching project "Trans Pro Idee" put master´s and doctoral students in the natural sciences in a position to independently develop and implement research ideas in cooperation with non-academic partner institutions of the university, and was awarded with the Teaching Award 2014 of Freie Universität Berlin.

As the center for junior researchers at Freie Universität Berlin, Dahlem Research School (DRS) has established an overarching framework for structured graduate education at Freie Universität Berlin. It supports outstanding junior researchers working on interdisciplinary research themes either within one of its doctoral degree programs or the DRS Postdoc Fellowship Program. Enhancing quality graduate education Dahlem Research School provides research training and professional development opportunities to its researchers at every stage of their graduate careers.

Undergraduate program

Right from the beginning, undergraduate students can gain insight into topics and the current status of research. Scientists from NanoScale are engaged in following undergraduate programs at Freie Universität Berlin:

Graduate school

For doctoral candidates in the various subjects related to nanoscale materials and systems, the doctoral programs Biomedical Sciences and Molecular Science offers not only solid subject-specific knowledge based on current research, but also targeted support and intensive supervision.

The focus in the doctoral program Biomedical Sciences is on basic and applied research on life sciences. From the exploration of individual molecules with high biomedical relevance over the discovery of mechanisms of infectious diseases to projects in step with current practice in areas like patient care and nutritional science, we offer a wide spectrum of research areas.

The doctoral program Molecular Science continues work and research carried out in the bilingual master’s program in Chemistry, the master’s programs in Bioinformatics and Polymer Science, or the master’s program in Physics as well as the previously existing Diploma programs in Physics and Biochemistry. Selected work groups of Freie Universität Berlin will cooperate with neighbouring research institutions to foster interdisciplinary networking and integration of teaching and research activities. The associated projects comprise: Elementary Processes in Molecular Switches at Surfaces; Multivalence as a Chemical Action Principle; Fluorine as a Key Element; Molecular Biophysics (Leibniz School), Protonation Dynamics in Protein Function.