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Graduate School

The integrated graduate school offers a structured support program for all PhD students of the SFB 637. The goal of this program is to complete a high-quality PhD thesis in an appropriate time and to establish independent scientific research topics. Additionally, the graduate college offers qualification courses for advanced professional and managerial tasks in research and industry.


• Promotion of scientific independence
• Integration into the scientific community
• independent research activities as part of their promotion
• Qualification for advanced technical and managerial tasks in science and industry
• Interconnecting PhD students with the scientific community
• systematic development of the scientific work competence

Aims of the Graduate School

• Research programme: Use of the research and work programme of the CRC 637 for the research assistants’ dissertation projects
• Advanced qualification by premium promotion
• Intensive supervising and faster accomplishment of the doctoral degree
• Interdisciplinary and international interconnection with the scientific community
• Knowledge transfer with other Universities supported by research stays abroad
• Independent research work
• Creation of new co-operations
• practical relevance

Structure and Content of the 2. Period of the Program (2008-2011)

• Mentoring programme
• further qualification of employee
• research and work programme of the CRC 637
• Autonomous organisation of workshops and stays of visiting researchers
• Integration into the scientific academic community
• Dialogue board including industrial enterprises
• Three-months research stay abroad