Doctoral Training

Students interested in carrying out their PhD research at our institute can choose from two programs, which share many common features. For both, English is the program language.

This program is an official partnership with the University of Tübingen and has a strong interdisciplinary focus. PhD projects are available with selected institute faculty or at the University.

All directors and group leaders, as well as most project leaders, are available as PhD advisors through the International PhD Program.

Applications directly to potential advisors are accepted throughout the year and PhD students can start any time.


PhD Experience

PhD students at our institute enjoy excellent scientific infrastructure and personal support, as well as numerous opportunities to develop intercultural, leadership, management and teaching skills. The vibrant student community organizes activities including sports events, gardening and social get-togethers.


Courses and Workshops

A broad selection of courses and workshops is available to all PhD students. New courses are announced three times a year.
List of current courses