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Graduate Academy Heidelberg University

Service Point Old Town (City Centre)
Seminarstr. 2
1st Floor, room 135
69117 Heidelberg

Telephone Icon 17x17 +49 (0) 6221 / 54 - 19765

 

Office hours
Mon–Thur: 10 am–12 pm
Mon & Wed: 1 pm–3 pm

 

Service Point INF

Im Neuenheimer Feld 304
Erdgeschoss der Zentralmensa
69120 Heidelberg

Office hours
Wed: 10 am - 12 pm

 
DFG Research Training Groups

Research Training Groups are established by the university to promote young researchers. They are funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG) for a period of up to nine years. Their key emphasis is on the qualification of doctoral researchers within the framework of a focused research programme and a structured training strategy.
More information on the research website of Heidelberg University

 
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Structured Doctoral Programs in Heidelberg



​Structured doctoral programs – general information

It is the goal of Heidelberg University to foster the establishment of elements of structured doctoral programs in all of the academic disciplines and to support the introduction and development of graduate schools, research training groups and other “structured doctoral programs”. This corresponds to the recommendations of the German Council of Science and Humanities (2002) and the German Rector’s Conference (2003) on the professional development of young researchers.
There are currently more than 40 structured doctoral programs involving different levels and varying elements of structure at Heidelberg University. Structured programs have been established predominantly in the natural and life sciences; however, their numbers are also increasing in the humanities, social sciences and law, where the traditional model has been individual doctoral training.

Doctoral programs in Heidelberg

General information

In Heidelberg, there are three different forms of structured doctoral programs:

  • Graduate Schools (Graduiertenschulen) – large facilities with 150–300 doctoral candidates covering a wide range of research fields.
     
  • Research Training Groups (Graduiertenkollegs) – medium-sized groups with 15–50 doctoral candidates. The individual dissertation topics often come from a variety of research fields and faculties but are all focused within a defined topic area.
     
  • Research Training Groups (Promotionskollegs) – small groups with five to seven doctoral candidates covering very specific research questions.

 

Lists of the Heidelberg programs

Humanities, Social Sciences and Law

Graduate Schools 

Heidelberg Graduate School for Humanities and Social Sciences (HGGS)

Director: Dr. Astrid Wind
Heidelberger Graduiertenschule für Geistes- und Sozialwissenschaften (HGGS)
Universität Heidelberg
Voßstr. 2, Geb. 37, Raum 108e (1. Etage)
69115 Heidelberg

Phone: +49 (0)6221 54 - 3783
Fax: +49 (0)6221 54 - 3664
Email: astrid.wind@zegk.uni-heidelberg.de

LGF Research Training Groups 

Was ist Tradition? Zu Genese, Dynamik und Kritik von Überlieferungskonzepten
in den westeuropäischen Literaturen
(German only)

Speaker: Prof. Dr. Dirk Werle

Germanistisches Seminar
Universität Heidelberg
Hauptstr. 207–209
69117 Heidelberg

Phone: +49 (0)6221 / 54 - 3229
Email: dirk.werle@gs.uni-heidelberg.de

 

Art, Culture and Markets. The History of the European Cultural Industries from the 18th century to the present (German only)

Speaker: Prof. Dr. Cord Arendes, Prof. Dr. Katja Patzel-Mattern

Zentrum für Europäische Geschichts- und Kulturwissenschaft (ZEGK) an der Universität Heidelberg

ZEGK-Zentralverwaltung
Ursula Dentz-Gattig
Seminarstraße 4
69117 Heidelberg 

Phone: +49 (0)6221 / 54 - 3566
Email: cord.arendes@zegk.uni-heidelberg.de; kpm@zegk.uni-heidelberg.de

 

Digital law

Speaker: Prof. Dr. Ekkehart Reimer, Prof. Dr. Michael Gertz

Juristische Fakultät
Universität Heidelberg
Friedrich-Ebert-Anlage 6-10
69117 Heidelberg

Phone: +49 (0)6221 / 54 - 7467
Email: digitales_recht@uni-heidelberg.de (reimer@uni-heidelberg.de; gertz@informatik.uni-heidelberg.de)

Research Training Groups funded by the Robert Bosch Foundation  

Graduate Program "Dementia"

Chair: Prof. Dr. Andreas Kruse
Institute of Gerontology

Contact:
Dr. Birgit Teichman
Network Aging Research (NAR)
Bergheimer Str. 20
69115 Heidelberg

Phone: +49(0)6221/ 548124
Email: teichmann@nar.uni-heidelberg.de

Cluster of Excellence: Doctoral Program  

Asia and Europe in a Global Context

Directorate: Prof. Dr. Joseph Maran, Prof. Dr. Axel Michaels, Prof. Dr. Barbara Mittler
Karl Jaspers Centre for Advanced Transcultural Studies
Voßstr. 2, Gebäude 4400
69115 Heidelberg

Scientific Project Manager: Oliver Lamers, M.A.
Phone: +49 (0)6221 / 54 - 4005
Fax: +49 (0)6221 / 54 - 4012
Email: lamers@asia-europe.uni-heidelberg.de

Graduate Program Director: Jule Nowoitnick, M.A.
Phone: +49 (0)6221 / 54 - 4009
Fax: +49 (0)6221 / 54 - 4012
Email: nowoitnick@asia-europe.uni-heidelberg.de

Further Programs 

Ph.D. in American Studies program at the HCA

Coordinator: Dr. Anne Sommer

Heidelberg Center for American Studies (HCA)
Universität Heidelberg
Hauptstraße 120
69117 Heidelberg

Phone: +49 (0)6221 / 54 - 3713
Fax: +49 (0)6221 / 54 - 3719
Email: asommer@hca.uni-heidelberg.de

 

German-French PhD-Program in Historical Studies

École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, Paris – Historisches Seminar, Heidelberg

Historisches Seminar
Grabengasse 3-5
69117 Heidelberg

Program coordinator: Prof. Dr. Nikolas Jaspert
Email: nikolas.jaspert@zegk.uni-heidelberg.de
Phone: +49 (0)6221 / 54 - 2270
Fax: +49 (0)6221 / 54 - 2438

Academic advisor: Dr. Sebastian Kolditz
Email: sebastian.kolditz@zegk.uni-heidelberg.de
Phone: +49 (0)6221 / 54 - 7859

 

Doctoral Program Ph.D. (Doctor of Philosophy) at the Faculty of Theology

Programme coordinator: Christopher Nunn

Theologische Fakultät
Kisselgasse 1
691117 Heidelberg

Phone: +49 (0)6221 / 54 - 3970
Email: christopher.nunn@theologie.uni-heidelberg.de

 

Joint Doctoral Program on "Semantic Processing" (Department of Computational Linguistics, HITS)

Speaker: Prof. Dr. Michael Strube

HITS gGmbH (Heidelberg Institute for Theoretical Studies)
Schloss-Wolfsbrunnenweg 35
69118 Heidelberg

Phone: +49 (0)6221/ 533243
Fax: +49 (0)6221/ 533298
Email: michael.strube@h-its.org

Life Sciences

Graduate Schools 

Heidelberg Biosciences International Graduate School (HBIGS)

Speaker: Prof. Dr. Jochen Wittbrodt

Coordinator: Dr. Rolf Lutz

Universität Heidelberg
Im Neuenheimer Feld 501
69120 Heidelberg

Phone: +49 (0)6221 / 54 - 6720
Fax: +49 (0)6221 / 54- 6718
Email: contact@hbigs.uni-heidelberg.de

 

Heidelberg Graduate School of Global Health

Speaker: PD Dr. Dr.med. Sabine Gabrysch
Coordinator: PD Dr. Volker Winkler

Institute for Public Health
Im Neuenheimer Feld 324
69120 Heidelberg

Email: V.winkler@uni-heidelberg.de

 

Heidelberg Graduate School of Surgery

Coordinator: Dr. Mandy Skunde

Universitätsklinikum Heidelberg
Marsilius-Turm West
Im Neuenheimer Feld 130.3
69120 Heidelberg

Phone: +49 (0)6221 / 56 - 37255
Email: Mandy.Skunde@med.uni-heidelberg.de

LGF Research Training Group 

BBW ForWerts Graduate Programme

Speaker: Prof. Dr. Thomas Rausch
Coordinator: Dr. Ines Petersen

Dr. Ines Petersen (Managing Director)
BBW ForWerts Graduate Programme
Universität Heidelberg
Im Neuenheimer Feld 360
69120 Heidelberg

Phone: +49 (0)6221 / 54 - 5336
Email: ines.petersen@cos.uni-heidelberg.de

Elucidation of molecular mechanisms as foundation for an evidencebased complementary and integrative medicine ("train4CIM")

Speaker: Prof. Dr. Yvonne Samstag

Institut für Immunologie
Universitätsklinikum Heidelberg
Im Neuenheimer Feld 305
69120 Heidelberg

Phone: +49 (0)6221 / 56 – 4039
Email: yvonne.samstag@urz.uni-heidelberg.de

International PhD Program of the German Cancer Research Center  

Helmholtz International Graduate School for Cancer Research

Coordinator: Dr. Lindsay Murrells

German Cancer Research Center (M070)
Im Neuenheimer Feld 280
69120 Heidelberg

Phone: +49 6221 42-2141
Fax: +49 6221 42-2144
Email: higs@dkfz.de

Further Programs  

COS PhD Program

Coordinator: Prof. Dr. Sabine Strahl

Centre for Organismal Studies (COS)
Im Neuenheimer Feld 360
69120 Heidelberg

Phone: +49 (0)6221 / 54 - 6286
Email: sabine.strahl@cos.uni-heidelberg.de

 

Doctoral Program of the Center for Molecular Biology

Zentrum für Molekulare Biologie (ZMBH)
Im Neuenheimer Feld 282
69120 Heidelberg

Contacts:
Dr. Ralf Tolle
Phone: +49 (0)6221 / 54 - 6816
Fax: +49 (0)6221 / 54 - 5507
Email: r.tolle@zmbh.uni-heidelberg.de

Prof. Dr. Elmar Schiebel
Phone: +49 (0)6221 / 54 - 6814
Fax: +49 (0)6221 / 54 - 5892
Email: e.schiebel@zmbh.uni-heidelberg.de

 

Doctoral Program of the Interdisciplinary Center of Neurosciences (IZN)

Interdisziplinäres Zentrum für Neurowissenschaften (IZN)
Universität Heidelberg
Neuenheimer Feld 364
69120 Heidelberg

Phone: +49 (0)6221 / 54 - 8694
Fax: +49 (0)6221 / 54 - 6700

 

Doctoral Program of the Institute of Pharmacy and Molecular Biotechnology (IPMB)

Speaker: Prof. Dr. Christian Klein

IPMB Medizinische Chemie
Universität Heidelberg
Im Neuenheimer Feld 364
69120 Heidelberg

Phone: +49 (0)6221 / 54 - 6442
Fax: +49 (0)6221 / 54 - 6430
Email: c.klein@uni-heidelberg.de

 

Doctoral Program of the Dep. of Infectious Diseases - Molecular Virology

Contact: Dr.  Sandra Bühler

Department Molecular Virology
Im Neuenheimer Feld 345
69120 Heidelberg

Phone: +49 (0)6221 / 56 - 4225
Email: Sandra_Buehler@med.uni-heidelberg.de

 

Doctoral Program of the Biochemstry Center of Heidelberg University (BZH)

Coordinator: PD Dr. Cordula Harter

Biochemie-Zentrum der Universität Heidelberg
Im Neuenheimer Feld 328
69120 Heidelberg

Phone: +49 (0)6221 / 54 - 6758
Fax: +49 (0)6221 / 54 - 4163
Email: cordula.harter@bzh.uni-heidelberg.de 

 

PhD-Program of the Institute of Pathology

Coordinator: Dr. Kai Breuhahn

Institut für Pathologie
Universität Heidelberg
Im Neuenheimer Feld 220/221
69120 Heidelberg

Phone: +49 (0)6221 / 56 - 4675
Fax: +49 (0)6221 / 56 - 5251
Email: kai.breuhahn@med.uni-heidelberg.de

 

Graduate Program of the Max-Planck-Institute for Medical Research (MPImF)

Contact: Dr. John Wray

Max-Planck-Institut für medizinische Forschung (MPImF)
Jahnstr. 29
69120 Heidelberg

Phone: +49 (0)6221 / 486 - 277
Fax: +49 (0)6221 / 486 - 585
Email: john.wray@​mpimf-heidelberg.mpg.de

Natural Sciences

Graduate Schools 

Graduate School for Fundamental Physics

Speaker: Prof. Dr. Rüdiger Klingeler
Graduate School of Fundamental Physics
Universität Heidelberg
Im Neuenheimer Feld 226
69120 Heidelberg

Phone: +49 (0)6221 / 54 - 9199
Email: klingeler@kip.uni-heidelberg.de

Office:
Phone: +49 (0)6221 / 54 - 19635
Fax: +49 (0)6221 / 54 - 19549
Email: sekretariat@gsfp.uni-heidelberg.de

 

Graduate School of Mathematical and Computational Methods for the Sciences

Director: Prof. Dr. Peter Bastian

Administrative director: Dr. Michael J. Winckler

Heidelberg Graduate School of Mathematical and Computational Methods for the Sciences (HGS MathComp)
Universität Heidelberg
Im Neuenheimer Feld 368
69120 Heidelberg

Phone: +49 (0) 6221 / 54 - 4981
Email: Michael.Winckler@iwr.uni-heidelberg.de

LGF Research Training Groups  

Mathematical Modeling for the Quantitative Biosciences (MMQB)

Speaker: Prof. Dr. Anna Marciniak-Czochra

Institut für Angewandte Mathematik
Universität Heidelberg
Im Neuenheimer Feld 294
69120 Heidelberg

Phone: +49 (0) 6221 / 54 - 4871
Fax: +49 (0) 6221 / 54 - 5331
Email: anna.marciniak@iwr.uni-heidelberg.de

 

Basic building blocks for quantum enabled technologies

Speaker: Prof. Dr. Selim Jochim

Physikalisches Institut
Universität Heidelberg
Im Neuenheimer Feld 226
69120  Heidelberg

Phone: +49 (0) 6221 / 54 - 19472
Email: jochim@uni-heidelberg.de

 

Digital law

Speaker: Prof. Dr. Ekkehart Reimer, Prof. Dr. Michael Gertz

Juristische Fakultät
Universität Heidelberg
Friedrich-Ebert-Anlage 6-10
69117 Heidelberg

Phone: +49 (0)6221 / 54 - 7467
Email: digitales_recht@uni-heidelberg.de (reimer@uni-heidelberg.de; gertz@informatik.uni-heidelberg.de)

 

International Max Planck Research School (IMPRS)  

Astronomy and Cosmic Physics at the University of Heidelberg

Speaker: Prof. Hans-Walter Rix
Max-Planck-Institut für Astronomie
Königstuhl 17
69117 Heidelberg

Phone: +49 (0)6221 / 528 - 210
Fax: +49 (0)6221 / 528 - 339
Email: rix@mpia.de

 

Precision Tests of Fundamental Symmetries

Speaker: Prof. Dr. Manfred Lindner
IMPRS-PTFS
Max-Planck-Institut für Kernphysik
Postfach 103980
69029 Heidelberg

Phone: +49 (0)6221 / 516 - 800
Fax : +49 (0)6221 / 516 - 802
Email: manfred.lindner@mpi-hd.mpg.de

 

Quantum Dynamics in Physics, Chemistry and Biology

Speaker: Prof. Dr. Christoph H. Keitel
IMPRS-QD
MPI für Kernphysik
Postfach 10 39 80
69029 Heidelberg

Phone: +49 (0)6221 / 516 - 150
Fax: +49 (0)6221 / 516 - 152
Email: christoph.keitel@mpi-hd.mpg.de

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