PhD & Early Career Program


(AC)³ will take a holistic approach in training and guiding of its early career scientist (students, PhDs, postdocs and future junior group leaders), in an in-depth interdisciplinary framework. The qualification and organizational concepts including the non-university environment of (AC)³ will be synchronized to ensure an internationally recognized education and degree. We will make use of the well-established structures (e.g., supervisory principles) of the involved graduate schools.

All PhD candidates participate in the training programs in the following local graduate school programs:

The Annual Scientific Conferences of (AC)³, the Topical Workshops and Scientific Colloquia organized within (AC)³ are regarded as part of the training of the doctoral and post–doctoral students. Guest researchers will take an active role in this regard. In addition, the participation in the planned observational campaigns will be of great educational value for the students. They are introduced to a scientific community far beyond their individual advisor and home institutions, thus establishing efficiently their professional networks at this important career stage.

Similar to the PhD students of the programme also for  young scientists (within their first 8 years of their professional career after completing the PhD) the TR 172 provides an excellent opportunity to increase their international profile and visibility, to establish long–lasting research cooperations, and to strengthen independent research and leadership skills.

The PhDs have elected the student representatives of (AC)³  and representatives at all involved institutes for a period of 1 year:

A list of external links for PhD course opportunities is given in the intranet.