integrated Graduate School Solvation Science

The integrated Graduate School Solvation Science (iGSS, Dean: Prof. Dr. Stefan M. Kast) builds upon the success of the Graduate School Solvation Science, which was born out of the Cluster of Excellence RESOLV at the beginning of 2013. The iGSS is an education and training program for graduate students within RESOLV that supports the early research careers of solvation scientists. Doctoral degrees are granted by the appropriate faculty, which include the departments of chemistry and biochemistry, chemistry and chemical biology, physics, and engineering at Ruhr-Universität Bochum, TU Dortmund University, and Universität Duisburg-Essen.

Both, students with an A-Grade Master's degree (iGSS Track I) or with a top-class Bachelor's degree (iGSS Track II) have the chance to work in an inspiring and most exciting research environment. The iGSS aims at combining high-profile research and early independence along with internationalization and gender mainstreaming. Additionally, the graduate program offers interdisciplinary training elements such as a three-month internship at one of our partner institutions of the International Faculty (IF), the annual iGSS workshops, Summer Schools, lectures and colloquia; see the Training Schedule section for more details.

You may find the official application details and process on the Jobs & Training page or contact our iGSS office.

Welcome DAAD Virtual Fair Student Researchers

Attend our virtual fair on academic careers in Germany! The “Research in Germany” initiative is offering an exciting fair focused on career opportunities in Germany. Meet online with representatives of German universities and research organisations on July 7th, 2020 and learn about positions for PhD students and postdoctoral researchers, funding opportunities, and studying and research in Germany. For more details and to register, visit:

The fair kicks off on 7. July at 15-19:00 (Berlin Time) / 9-13:00 (New York Time) with the live online event, and information will remain posted through 7. August 2020. Researchers can meet our managers at "Universitätsallianz Ruhr / The University Alliance Ruhr (UA Ruhr)" table. We look forward to seeing you there!