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Why MIR?

The (MIR) Marine and Maritime Intelligent Robotics Master, innovatively combines Robotics and Artificial Intelligence in the context of advancing marine and maritime science and their technological applications

MIR Master programme aims at building the capacity of future engineers to enable advancements in the development and operation of new robotics systems with far-reaching impact on techniques necessary for ocean exploration and exploitation.

Such systems will necessarily use a new breed of autonomous surface and underwater robots: teleoperated/semi-autonomous robots, specialized robots for deep sea operations, and robots for infrastructure inspection and maintenance, often working in cooperation and networked via aerial, acoustic, and optical links.

The challenges that lie ahead can only be met by bringing together fast-paced developments in robotics and AI methods with a view to sustained autonomy and on-line decision making in the unforgiving marine environment.

The MIR Master’s is designed to provide training in state-of-the-art applied robotics targeted at enhancing the efficiency, health, safety and environmental performance of the offshore industry, maritime operations, and marine science studies.

Double Master's degree

Receive international double master’s degrees from 2 leading European partner universities.

Industry Experiences

Be taught by industry experts, visit leading companies, work on industry projects. MIR has a network of over 30 industry partners

Erasmus Mundus scholarships

An average of 24 Erasmus Mundus scholarships are available per year for students of excellence.

Research excellence

The MIR consortium is composed of over 25 international research establishments. MIR students have the possibility to conduct their thesis in collaboration with associate partners and can continue on to do a PhD.

Employement opportunities

Excellent Careers prospects. Guaranteed careers support through MIR network, employability workshops, employers’ talks, bespoke events and careers fairs. Internship opportunities in leading companies.

In-Company Thesis

MIR students have the possibility of conducting their thesis in collaboration with leading industry associate partners.


NEW:2023 EXAIL scholarship available – deadline: June 1st, 2023


Next application campaign will open in October 2023 for the 2024/2025 academic year.