The degree course is aimed at scientif ic research and independent research activities in the f ieldof research or development. Ph.D. students are trained to apply practically theoretical knowledge of mathematics, physics and chemistry, general knowledge of technological processes as well as knowledge of computing and information technology. The above f ields focus on the specif ic properties of polymeric materials including the latest knowledge about ecology. In the course of their studies, Ph.D. students must prove their ability to solve complicated professional issues in an inventive way. They are also expected to present the outcomes of their research at international conferences and to publicise.