Helmholtz International Research Schools

Helmholtz International Research Schools focus on one scientific topic and offer a structured program of doctoral education in cooperation with a Helmholtz Center, foreign partner and German university partner.

PhD students at a Research School receive an outstanding scientific education along with professional, character-building training that significantly enhances their skills profiles. They work in a scientifically challenging international environment and quickly learn the importance of strategic, work-related alliances by carrying out joint research into interdisciplinary issues. The international nature of the program offers additional development opportunities for PhD students besides opening up a wide variety of career options.

The first call for applications for the establishment of an International Helmholtz Research School is announced in 2017. The first Helmholtz International Research Schools are expected to be established in 2018.

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