The iRTG offers a structured supporting program, exclusively for its doctoral candidates, geared to meet the young researchers’ needs regarding their specific doctoral project but also their professional career afterwards. Special attention lies on communicative capabilities and team spirit. For that purpose, the iRTG provides its doctoral candidates with an attractive qualification program in order to enable focused and goal-oriented work with the intention to obtain the doctoral degree faster than the University average of the particular subject.
The supporting program consists of several different components. For an efficient internal professional exchange there will be quarterly status seminars to ensure an appropriate supervision of the doctoral candidates as well as semiannual ethic talks to consider ethical, legal, and societal questions. Furthermore, annual two-day retreats and a winter school will be held to discuss research progress. Subject-specific education will be carried out through semiannual research seminars by external experts. Additionally, subject-specific training consists of the EmpkinS Lecture Series held monthly covering the basics of EmpkinS across all disciplines as well as complementary short seminars. The CRC-internal exchange program provides the opportunity to visit other EmpkinS labs and chairs for a certain period of time. Cross-disciplinary education involves workshops on different topics (good scientific practice, entrepreneurship, data management etc.). Finally, soft skill seminars will round the supporting program.
Internal Professional Exchange
Apart from team building events, young researchers have various opportunities to communicate with peers, supervisors, and everyone else involved in EmpkinS. They participate annually in two-day retreats to discuss their research progress or consider ethical, legal, and societal questions in semiannual ethic talks. Quarterly status seminars ensure an appropriate supervision of the doctoral candidates. A highlight will be a winter school for young researchers.
Subject-specific education is carried out through semiannual research seminars. The seminars are conducted by external experts related to the research done in EmpkinS.
Subject-specific training consists of the EmpkinS Lecture Series, monthly on the third Thursday. These seminars cover the basics of EmpkinS across all disciplines. Subject-specific short seminars complement this training. The CRC-internal exchange program provides the opportunity to young researchers to visit other EmpkinS labs and chairs for a certain period of time.
Cross-disciplinary education includes workshops on topics like good scientific practice, entrepreneurship, Medical Device Regulation, data management, and additional topics. The aim is to equip young researchers with profound research skills and to raise awareness of moral, legal, and social issue
Soft skill seminars rounds out the supporting program. Young researchers are equipped with relevant skills needed in academia or industry during and after their time in EmpkinS.