The purpose of the doctoral programme at Montanuniversität is to further develop students' ability to carry out independent scientific work in the field of mining sciences. In each specialist area, it aims to further develop state-of-the-art knowledge and scientific methods. The end objective is to obtain a holistic and interdisciplinary view of the relevant problem.
Doctoral students are also to be introduced to the critical international professional world as soon as possible. It is expected that their research results will be published in international scientific media before they finish their studies. The programme is therefore used to educate and support up-and-coming scientists.
There is a particular focus on developing students' ability to think in an interdisciplinary fashion, which then means that graduates can function as links and intermediaries between mining science and the other sciences. Suitable employment fields include management activities in industry, business and administration, as well as science, research and development.