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Why join a structured doctoral program

Structured doctorate programs come with a package of offers that constitute
an added value in graduate education.

• A structured curriculum including:
  - lectures on the research topics and cutting-edge methodology of the RTG
  - joint journal club seminars
  - annual retreats with external guests
  - seminars hosting international guest speakers
  - students organised conferences and career events
  - social events and get-together
   is offered to all doctoral candidates of the RTG-NCA

Tandem supervision by two PIs with complementary expertise on collaborative thesis topics

• Granting of a yearly travelling budget to attend conferences, workshops and external scientific and
   educational events.

• Opportunity to acquire additional soft skills and professional skills from a broad range of courses

• Possibility to engage and collect experiences in event organisation, fundraising and organising visiting stays
   of external scientists

Network building and intensive interaction between renowned international scientists,
   postdoctoral researchers, alumni and doctoral researchers at other institutions

• Participation at social events organised by the RTG

Specific support for international doctoral candidates