Graduate School

Training Schedule

Training Schedule

iGSS TRAINING PLAN

We offer a structured graduate programme that combines cutting-edge research with a curriculum of lectures, colloquia, and workshops, focused on the interdisciplinary research field Solvation Science.

IGSS TRACK I

Track I is designed for graduate students who enter the iGSS at master level.

IN THE FIRST YEAR STUDENTS ARE EXPECTED TO:
  • develop an individual training and supervision plan jointly with their thesis advisors
  • attend an introductory lecture to Solvation Science
  • complete a scientific writing course that is organized by RESOLV's ECR Board or by the RUB Research School
  • defend their graduate project at a RESOLV retreat or workshop
  • participate in the annual Summer School Solvation Science
IN THE SECOND YEAR STUDENTS ARE EXPECTED TO:
  • choose an additional lecture based on their individual training plan
  • participate in RESOLV retreats and workshops
  • complete a scientific presentation course that is organized by RESOLV's ECR Board or by the RUB Research School
  • take part in an international internship of up to 3 months at one of the institutes from the IF Solvation Science or an institute of their choice
IN THE THIRD YEAR STUDENTS ARE EXPECTED TO:
  • give an oral presentation at a RESOLV retreat or workshop
  • contribute to our Public Outreach activities e.g. by writing a comprehensible summary of their thesis, contribute to a science slam etc.; or: contribute to the organization of RESOLV events 

Within the framework of RESOLV, an interdisciplinary lecture series held by international experts in the field of Solvation Science is continuously offered. All iGSS members are provided with own funds to attend international conferences.

IGSS TRACK II

Track II is designed for graduate students who enter the iGSS at the Bachelor degree level. They will have to pass  through a preparatory phase, in which they complete a qualified two to three semester program before they proceed with their doctoral research project and the above mentioned curriculum. The iGSS and the Faculties Doctoral Program Guidelines define preparatory courses affiliated to Faculty's Doctorate program guidelines, outline qualifying preparatory courses and acceptance into Doctoral programs for students enrolling straight from a Bachelor's degree program.

Students in the iGSS Track II training program receive a monthly stipend for the preparatory phase. The funding may be renewed for one additional year. Application procedure is open from Winter Semester 2020/2021.