The goal of the graduate training is to ensure an education and qualification that is internationally competitive. In this spirit, our graduates will acquire excellent knowledge and communication skills that enable them to be most efficient in their research and to publish their results in worldwide leading journals.
Besides their daily research work, the students will benefit from graduate lectures focused on the topics of CRC 1277. Such graduate lectures, but also our journal clubs and colloquia will provide the background to the scientific literature of the student’s own research project. They will help to advance the level to state-of-the-art.
At summer schools and conferences, the students of the IRTG will benefit from discussions of their own research data with leaders in the field. Also the guest researchers of the CRC 1277 can be an important source of feedback and guidance. Internationalization of students is further fostered by short-time research fellowships in cooperating research groups abroad. Such visits offer students the possibility to learn additional methods or to conduct experiments in the labs of cooperation partners.
With an eye on general capabilities, soft skill training such as scientific writing, presentation skills and good scientific practice will be offered as well. These activities complement the physics education and broadens it with respect to improving general professional skills.
Specific measures of the CRC 1277 to ensure the high-quality education of the PhD students are:
Scientific education and training:
Training of General Skills:
Organizational and management skills
Soft-skill courses and general career development program
Good Scientific Practice courses
German Language Courses