Doctorate Opportunities in Germany

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Please click on the picture (above) to watch the recording of our online talk "Doctorate opportunities in Germany".

About the event:

The German doctorate enjoys an outstanding reputation. Germany’s research institutions, universities and companies welcome international researchers and offer excellent opportunities for doctoral students. Structured PhD programmes, for example, often have a strong international orientation with English as the team language.

Roughly 29,000 graduate students complete a doctorate in Germany every year – far more than in any other member state of the European Union. Every year, over 5,500 international scholars are awarded a doctoral degree by a German university.

Join our online talk and find out how to do your doctorate in Germany, how to find a supervisor, write a proposal and find funding opportunities.


Event details:

“Doctorate opportunities in Germany“
How to find a supervisor, write a proposal, find funding opportunities.

Tuesday, 31. May 2022, 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm (CEST)

Hosted by: Dr. Birgit Klüsener, Director scholarships, German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)

Dr.-Ing. Claudia Eggert, Member of the Presidential Board, in charge of research coordinaton, international cooperation and the support for doctoral and early career researchers, Bundesanstalt für Materialforschung und -prüfung (BAM)
The Bundesanstalt für Materialforschung und -prüfung (BAM) is a senior scientific and technical Federal institute with responsibility to the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy. It tests, researches and advises to protect people, the environment and material goods. BAM sets and represents high standards for safety in technology and chemistry for Germany and for its global markets, to further develop the successful "Made in Germany" culture of quality.
BAM homepage

Dr. Janie Wermter, Advisor for internationalisation and support for doctoral and early career researchers, Universität Hamburg, Faculty of Mathematics, Informatics and Natural Sciences
Universität Hamburg is is a university of excellence and northern Germany’s largest and most diverse center of research. In addition to 4 clusters of excellence, Universität Hamburg currently participate in 16 collaborative research centers, 25 German Research Foundation research groups, and 63 German Research Foundation priority programs. The University is known for its outstanding basic research as well as its applied and transfer research projects. The Faculty of Mathematics, Informatics and Natural Sciences (MIN) comprises the Departments of Biology, Chemistry, Earth System Sciences, Informatics, Mathematics, and Physics. Around 8,500 students, of which 1,800 are doctoral students and 1,800 trainee teachers, are taught and supervised by some 200 professors and 370 postdoctoral research assistants. In recent years, the MIN Faculty has earned an outstanding reputation for research and teaching.
Universität Hamburg homepage
PhD at the MIN Faculty

Alissa Aarts, Human Resources Development and Recruiting department at Forschungszentrum Jülich & Ihsane Bichoutar, doctoral candidate in Medical Neuroscience, Institute of Neuroscience and Medicine, Forschungszentrum Jülich
More than 1,000 doctoral researchers from about 50 countries are conducting research for their doctoral theses at Jülich. In addition to intensive scientific supervision in the institutes, Forschungszentrum Jülich offers all doctoral researchers an interdisciplinary training programme delivered in English through JuDocS (Jülich Center for Doctoral Researchers and Supervisors). Along with compulsory courses such as “Good Scientific Practice” and “Scientific Presentation”, others like “Communicating in international Teams” and „Leading MSc Students” are optional. The institutes at Forschungszentrum Jülich work closely with the universities conferring the various doctoral degrees. 
Forschungszentrum Jülich homepage

Swati Srivastava, doctoral candidate, Heidelberg Institute of Global Health, University of Heidelberg
Swati is currently a doctoral candidate and research assistant at the Health Economics and Health Financing Unit, Heidelberg Institute for Global Health. Her doctoral work uses mixed methods to explore the effect of the introduction of a government-funded health insurance scheme for the poor in India on implementation processes and quality of service provision in hospitals. 
Heidelberg University, founded in 1386, is Germany’s oldest university and one of the strongest research universities in all of Europe. The successes in both rounds of the Excellence Initiative and in internationally recognised rankings prove that Heidelberg’s excellent reputation and leading role in the scientific community are well deserved. In terms of educating students and promoting promising early-career academics, Heidelberg relies on research-based teaching and an outstanding, well-structured training for doctoral candidates.
The Heidelberg Institute of Global Health (HIGH) is one of the research institutes at the Faculty of Medicine at Heidelberg University, Germany’s oldest university. Through its research, the institute aims to contribute to improving the health of some of the sickest and poorest populations worldwide, especially in Africa and Asia.
Heidelberg University homepage
Heidelberg Institute of Global Health (HIGH) homepage


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