International study programme GAME


GAME (Global Approach by Modular Experiments) is an international research-based training programme for master's students. This one-of-a-kind marine ecology programme in Germany equips the students with essential skills in planning and carrying out experiments, data analysis, scientific writing and in intercultural communication and teamwork.


How does the programme work?
Each year, a group of 10 to 20 students from Germany and abroad investigate one research question in marine ecology at different sites around the globe. In a one-month training period in Kiel, all participants get together to prepare for the next step: the six-month research phase abroad conducted in bi-national teams at a few of the altogether 33 partnering marine research institutes. After that, all participants rejoin in Kiel to analyse their data, communicate their findings in presentations and in the end write up their individual master's theses.

Currently, GAME is a disciplinary programme in marine ecology at the Cluster partner GEOMAR. In the past 13 years GAME has trained over 190 students and resulted in over 30 peer-reviewed publications. In the future, the programme will be expanded by expertise from the Cluster.

Find more information about GAME, the application process and contact persons here.