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Graduate Programs in Mathematics and Natural Sciences

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The numerous externally-funded graduate programs of the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences include the majors of mathematics/informatics, physics, biology, pharmacology, and molecular biomedicine. As many as four majors have a permanent Bonn International Graduate School (BIGS).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mathematics

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Bonn International Graduate School of Mathematics (BIGS-M)

Located at the Hausdorff Center for Mathematics, BIGS-M provides an umbrella for all Bonn PhD students in mathematics. Thus, the BIGS-M contributes to the excellent national and international reputation of mathematics at Bonn.


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DFG Research Training Group "Homotopy and Cohomology" (GRK 1150)

GRK 1150 of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft offers a structured PhD program in the context of the Bonn Topology Group at the Mathematical Institute.


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Integrated Research Training Group at the Transregional Collaborative Research Centre "Periods, moduli spaces and arithmetic of algebraic varieties" (SFB/TR 45)

The Integrated Research Training Group optimizes working conditions for doctoral students inside SFB/Transregio 45 in cooperation with local graduate studies. Thematic summer schools will be organized twice a year.


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International Max Planck Research School Moduli Spaces

In cooperation with the University of Bonn, the renowned Bonn Max-Planck-Institute for Mathematics offers a PhD program with a special focus on the study of moduli.

 

 

Computer Sciences

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Graduate School "Digital Material Appearance"

Sponsored by X-Rite Europe the Graduate School explores concepts and methods in the field of visual computing.


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Marie Curie Initial Training Network "Answering Questions using Web Data" (WDAqua)

Coordinated at Bonn University, this Initial Training Network in Computer Sciences focuses on the analysis of web data.

 

 

Physics/Astronomy

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Bonn-Cologne Graduate School of Physics and Astronomy (BCGS)

Supported in the context of the Excellence Initiative of the federal government and the states since 2007, the BCGS offers PhD studies in an integrated Honors program. The BCGS is jointly administered by the renowned Physics Institutes of the Universities of Bonn and of Cologne.


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Integrated Research Training Group at the Transregional Collaborative Research Centre "Subnuclear Structure of Matter" (SFB/TR 16)

The Collaborative Research Centre includes a structured graduate program for PhD students, offering summer schools and traing days in nuclear physics as well as personal mentoring.


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International Max Planck Research School for Astronomy and Astrophysics

In cooperation between the Max-Planck Institute for Radio Astronomy and the Universities of Bonn and of Cologne, the Research School facilitates 3 years of PhD studies with a curriculum tailored to the individual student.


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Marie Curie Initial Training Network "Training for Career Development in High-Radiation Environment Technologies" (TALENT)

The EU-funded PhD program under the leadership of CERN (Switzerland), in which the University of Bonn participates, offers a research program focusing on instruments for measuring radiation.


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Marie Curie Initial Training Network "Circuit and Cavity Quantum Electrodynamics" (CCQED)

Subsidized by the EU and coordinated by the Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics (Garching), the PhD program focuses on the merging of two different approaches to quantum electrodynamics.

 

  

Biology

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Leibniz Graduate School on Genomic Biodiversity Research (GBR)

The Graduate School, which is supported by the Leibniz-Gemeinschaft and located at the Forschungsmuseum König, focuses primarily on insect genome evolution.


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DFG Research Training Group "Water Use Efficiency and Drought Stress Responses: From Arabidopsis to Barley" (GRK 2064)

The Research Training Group, supported by the DFG since 2015, advances our understanding of drought physiology and establishes an interactive research network together with a competitive graduate training programme in plant sciences.


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Marie Curie Initial Training Network "Muscle Z-Disk Protein Complexes" (MUZIC)

The program, which is subsidized by the EU and coordinated at the University of Vienna, offers a PhD education at the interface of cellular and structural biology.

 

 

Chemistry

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Bonn International Graduate School of Chemistry (BIGS-Chemistry)

BIGS-Chemistry offers an internationally competitive Graduate Program that is designed for outstanding students who are eager to obtain a Ph.D. in Chemistry while performing cutting-edge research.


 

 

Meteorology

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Integrated Research Training Group at the Transregional Collaborative Research Centre "Patterns in Soil-Vegetation-Atmosphere Systems - Monitoring, Modelling and Data Assimilation" (SFB/TR 32)

The Integrated Research Training Group prepares doctoral students both directly working in TR32 and some associated with the project to work independently in academia or industry.

 

 

Neuroscience (in cooperation with the Faculty of Medicine)

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Bonn International Graduate School of Neuroscience (BIGS Neuroscience)

BIGS Neuroscience is committed to providing a top-level, internationally competitive program in the rapidly developing field of neuroscience.


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Integrated Research Training Group at the DFG Collaborative Research Centre "Synaptic Micronetworks in Health and Disease" (SFB 1089)

Located at the newly inaugurated SFB 1089 on neuronal networks, the Integrated Research Training Group offers a  structured graduate program for all doctoral researchers at the Centre.

 

 

Pharma Research (in cooperation with the Faculty of Medicine)

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Bonn International Graduate School of Drug Sciences (BIGS DrugS)

The International Graduate School of Drug Sciences is for Bonn PhD students in the participating pharma research institutes from the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences and the Faculty of Medicine.


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DFG Research Training Group "Pharmacology of 7TM-receptors and downstream signaling pathways" (GRK 1873)

The topic-specific research training group of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft offers a 3-year, English-language PhD program in close coordination between the Faculties of Medicine and of Mathematics and Natural Sciences.

 

 

Immunology (in cooperation with the Faculty of Medicine)

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International Immunology Training Program Bonn (IITB)

The International Immunology Training Program Bonn (IITB) is a structured 3-year PhD program in conjunction with the ImmunoSensation Cluster at Bonn University.

 

 

Molecular Biomedicine (in cooperation with the Faculty of Medicine)

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International Graduate School Life & Medical Sciences (BIGS-LIMES)

BIGS-LIMES offers a graduate program for Bonn PhD students in biochemistry, the life sciences, and biomedicine.


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Marie Curie Initial Training Network "Tumour Infiltrating Myeloid Compartment Cells" (TIMCC)

The EU-subsidized doctoral program, which is coordinated at the University of Leiden (NL), links immunology, genetics, and oncology.

 

 

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