Graduate Programmes

Research training groups are university institutions for promoting emerging researchers that are funded by the DFG for a maximum of nine years. Their key role is to qualify doctoral researchers within the framework of a focused research programme and structured training strategy. Research training groups with an interdisciplinary approach are desirable. Their objective is to intensively prepare doctoral researchers for the complex "Science" labour market and simultaneously support their early scientific independence. Alongside the research training groups there are also graduate schools established as institutions for the structured promotion of doctoral researchers within the framework of the Excellence Initiative.

The Otto von Guericke Graduate Academy is a service centre for all doctoral students at Otto von Guericke University.

Micro-macro investigations have proven to be an extremely promising tool for simulating the behaviour of microstructured materials in technical use. From the wide range of such investigations, we have selected two areas: (1) metallic solid objects with microstructures such as textures, phases, cavities, inclusions etc., (2) systems of fixed particles that are perfused by fluids or otherwise interact with them physically.

The Mathematical Complexity Reduction research training group pursues the vision of developing new techniques for more quickly calculating solutions and better understanding and depicting structures, properties and uncertainty. The added value lies in the acquisition of mathematical knowledge and in a possible transfer to other disciplines in which complex circumstances make it harder to find good solutions.

This research training group aims to convey a broad spectrum of neuroscientific methods and places high value on interdisciplinarity. In terms of content it is harmonised with the PhD programme in Integrative Neuroscience. The work of the research training group is integrated in the Magdeburg neuroscience landscape and complements and enhances the research structures, particularly in respect of systemic neuroscience.

The major goal of this International Max Planck Research School (IMPRS) is to provide excellent training and PhD research into analysis, design and optimization in chemical and biochemical processes engineering. The approach aims to foster a close interplay between theory and experimentation and to promote the use of mathematical modelling approaches based on a thorough understanding of the fundamental principles of chemical and biochemical processes.

The objective of Research Training Group 854 (MGK854) is the structural and sustainable education of PhD students within Collaborative Research Centre CRC854. It supports interdisciplinary collaboration between the connective research areas of Immunology, Inflammation research and Neuroscience and thereby effectively increases the international scientific competitiveness and visibility of our PhD students. Our education programme encompasses an extensive scientific training and mediates key skills to prepare the junior scientists for a broad range of careers.

The Otto von Guericke University aims to bring together two intriguing fields of research: Knowledge based Medical Imaging and Reconstruction and Engineering Materials: Processing, Microstructure, Simulation, Prediction. In order to generate synergy in both fields they established a joined Graduate School for Medical engineering and engineering Materials (MEMoRIAL).