After completing their first university degrees, many young people decide to work on a doctoral degree. Doctoral researchers enjoy the benefits of both RWTH Aachen University and Forschungszentrum Jülich as part of JARA.
The RWTH Aachen University and the Forschungszentrum Jülich have agreed on cornerstones for the continuous further development of doctoral qualification and supervision with the aim of establishing themselves as a "place to be" for young scientists in Germany and of attracting and retaining the best brains from Germany and abroad. The agreements can be found in the doctoral guidelines.
Forschungszentrum Jülich provides a broad science-related mentoring and advanced trainings for doctoral researchers. Furthermore the doctoral researchers have the opportunity to get an independent support by th doctoral committee of Forschungszentrum Jülich. The close collaboration between the Institutes and the universities, at which the doctoral proposals are registered, is very beneficial for the doctoral researchers.
An overview of interdisciplinary qualification programmes, which can also be used by members of the RWTH Aachen University, as well as a factsheet on the use of these programmes are available on the website of Forschungszentrum Jülich.
RWTH Doctoral Academy | RWTH Aachen
The RWTH Doctoral Academy is the central point of contact for the interdisciplinary qualification of doctoral students at RWTH. The Academy offers a comprehensive range of services for skills development, individual counselling and networking. It supports doctoral students in gaining the best possible qualifications for their doctoral program. The RWTH Doctoral Academy offers doctoral students a diverse program of events and support with career orientation after their doctorate. Doctoral students from other universities working at Forschungszentrum Jülich can also participate in the events of the RWTH Doctoral Academy.
Structured Doctoral Programs
RWTH Aachen University offers structured doctoral programmes in order to optimally support doctoral students with their doctorates. The programmes are limited to a certain period of time for doctoral students working in research programmes. In addition, structured teaching and qualification programmes can also be used.
Graduate schools support the education and profiling of scientifically strong, internationally competitive locations in Germany. They offer outstanding doctoral students from Germany and abroad a structured education. A selection of graduate schools, which are mainly managed by a JARA member, is available on this website.