The doctoral study program at the Montanuniversity Leoben has the aim to develop the ability to work independently in a scientific way in the field of the montanistic sciences.The candidates should advance the best available technology in their field as well as the scientific method. The idea is to aim for an integrated and interdisciplinary view of the problem.

Moreover, the students of the doctoral program should engage early on with the critical international experts. It is expected of the students that even before their doctoral thesis is finished, they should publish their research results in international scientific media. The study program therefor serves the generation and promotion of young scientific academics.

Especially the ability to think interdisciplinary should be highly developed, so that our alumni can act as a link between the montanistic sciences and other disciplines.  The potential professions involve research and development as well as management functions in the industry, economy and administration.