"MoRitS - Model-based Realization of intelligent Systems in Nano- und Biotechnologies" is a research cooperation between the Bielefeld University of Applied Sciences and the Bielefeld University. It involves the faculty of Engineering and Mathematics at FH Bielefeld and the three Faculties of Physics, Biology and Technology at the Bielefeld University.
The research cooperation is based on the principle of equality and mutual respect for each partnerís strengths in research and development, teaching and training. Fostering transparency between the two types of higher education institutions, universities and universities of applied sciences, is essential for offering unprecedented scientific training for graduates from both types of universities in a research area of great economic, societal and technological relevance. The cooperation also aims at closing the gender gap in STEM fields by encouraging female graduates.
The PhD theses planned in MoRitS over the course of three years will be conducted under joint supervision of both universities, with mutual primary and secondary supervisors and with the degree being awarded by Bielefeld University. The jointly developed curriculum reflects the expertise and key skills of each partner in the light of successful past collaborations and future prospects.