Other Programs


German Research School for Simulation Sciences (GRS)
Computational science, performed on high-end supercomputers, is widely regarded as the third pillar of scientific methodology beside theory and experiment. This approach has the potential to influence profoundly both science and engineering through its ability to deal with the complexity of phenomena.

Our mission is to conduct excellent research and provide excellent education in this important interdisciplinary field. We offer programs for both master and doctoral students. Studies include all subjects relevant for simulation on high-performance computers ranging from the disciplinary sciences like physics, chemistry, or biology, to the interdisciplinary fields of numerics and computer science.

Spokesperson: Prof. Dr. Marek Behr

EXTATIC - Doctoral Programme in EUV and X-Ray Training in Advanced Technologies for Interdisciplinary Cooperation (Erasmus Mundus Aktion 1 B, with participation from RWTH)
EXTATIC is an Erasmus Mundus Joint Doctorate (EMJDs), led by Dublin City University. The overarching objective of this EMJD is to provide high-level training in Extreme UV (EUV) and X-ray science to a new generation of high achieving graduate students to provide them with the transferable skills necessary for thriving careers in a burgeoning area that underpins innovative technological development across a range of diverse disciplines. This goal will be achieved by a unique combination of "hands-on" research training, industrial placements and courses and workshops on scientific and complementary so-called "soft" skills facilitated by the academic- industrial composition of our network.

Contact at RWTH: Prof. Dr. Larissa Juschkin

Helmholtz Interdisciplinary Doctoral Training in Energy and Climate
HITEC is a Helmholtz Graduate School of Forschungszentrum Jülich and the five partner universities Aachen, Bochum, Cologne, Düsseldorf and Wuppertal focusing on energy and climate research. The aim of the Graduate School is to provide PhD students with the expertise and the methodological and communication skills necessary for scientific work on the highest international level. Furthermore, well-founded cross-cutting know-how will be imparted on the scientific, technical and social dimensions of the topic of energy and climate, such as the complex relations between the energy supply and its impact on climate change.

Spokesperson: Prof. Dr. Uwe Rau, FZ Jülich

Sustainable Chemical Synthesis – A Systems Approach / CMT
The graduate school aims to develop innovative methods and technologies for sustainable synthesis of chemical products by academic and industrial research partners. The research is focused on premarket technologies and fosters interdisciplinary research of scientists and engineers.

Spokesperson: Prof. Dr. Walter Leitner