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Jülich – Your Partner for Education and Careers in Research

Sybille KrummacherCorporate StrategyInternational Relations

Ramallah, 21 Nov. 2011

j lich your partner for education and careers in research
Jülich – Your Partner for Education and Careers in Research
  • Contents:
  • Vocational Training
  • Academic Education and Careers
  • International Cooperation in the Region
  • An Example:The MIPT – Jülich Joint Education Programme
regional cooperation





Directors of the Institutes hold

professorships at nearby universities.

Main partners:

Aachen University of Applied Sciences

RWTH Aachen University

University of Düsseldorf

University of Cologne

University of Bonn

University of Bochum

academic career stages
Academic Career Stages


Group Leaders


Young Investigator

Group Leaders


Post Docs


Leadership training, Mentoring, …

PhD Students


Cooperation with neighb. Universities; Grad Schools BioSoft, GRS, HITEC …

Master /

Diploma Students


In cooperation with neighbouring UniversitiesDual Study Programmes

vocational training in j lich in 24 skilled occupations
Vocational Training in Jülich:In 24 skilled occupations:

Laboratory assistants:

Biology, Chemistry, Physics

Electronics engineers:

for technical services, for devices and systems,for IT systems


Industrial mechanic, Technical draftsman/woman,Mechatronics technician for refrigeration technology

Office Administration and communication

Media and information services

Media design for digital print media

Protection and security

Catering chains and canteens …

300 Trainees

vocational training in j lich dual study programmes
Vocational Training in Jülich:Dual Study Programmes

About one third of the new trainees are enrolled in dual study programs:

Physics Laboratory Assistant /Bachelor of Physical Engineering

Electronics Engineer for Technical Services /Bachelor of Electrical Engineering

Industrial Mechanic /Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering

Mathematical and Technical Software Developer /BSc in Scientific Programming (MATSE)

Office Communication Specialist /BA in Business Administration

Chemistry Laboratory Assistant /BSc in Chemical Engineering

vocational training in j lich some special features
Vocational Training in Jülich –Some special features

Use of state-of-the-art technology, some of which was developed by the trainees themselves

Highest standards of quality

Close cooperation in an international setting

Trainees‘ customers are not external customers, but rather reseachers with high standards

Some 'performance parameters':

56% „Good“ or better

10% „Very Good“

Regularly „Best of Chamber“ and„Best in Federal State“

3 „Best in Germany“ and1 International Champion

Six best in federal state 2004


our graduate schools
HITEC (new) Helmholtz Interdisciplinary Doctoral Training in Energy and Climate Research

JARA-FIT Graduate School Fundamentals of Future Information Technology

(in preparation)

Highly interdisciplinary PhD programme (biology, physics, chemistry)

Guest student programme for Master students:

Work on a project + lab courses + seminars (1 Aug. – 7 Oct. 2011)

MSc (4 semesters), PhD (3 years)Computational Biophysics, Parallel Programming, Applied Supercomputing in Engineering, …

Our Graduate Schools

Doctoral Training – Education and more …

International Workshopsand Conferences


Highly Interdisciplinary

Excellence Award

Broad Spectrum of Methods

Family support

Networking with Industry

Studium Universale

Interdisciplinary Networking


Science Communication

Transferable Skills Training

Embedding in Scientific Programmes of the Institutes

Farewell ceremony

Doctoral Fellows

43rd IFF Spring School:Scattering Methods for Condensed Matter Research:Towards Novel Applications at Future Sources

5 - 16 March 2012

Advanced experimental techniques and theoretical fundamentals at graduate student level

Labvisits in Jülich and neighbouring universities

Low cost accommodation in Youth Hostel

Financial support for undergrads

Application deadline: 9 Dec. 2011


Dr. Astrid Kiendler-Scharr, Jülich group leader

Dr. Hanno Scharr,

Jülich group leader


2 Young Investigator Group Leaders = 2 Careers

+ 2 children = 1 family

  • Day care for children from 4 months to 14 years
  • Flexible working hours & telecommuting
  • Planning reliability
scientific cooperation in the region
Scientific Cooperation in the region:
  • TERENO MED:Int‘l Network of TERrestrial ENvironment ObservatoriesNegotiations with potential partners to set up about 8 – 10 environmental/hydrological observatories around the Mediterranean (…, AlQuds, …)
  • CLIMB:FP7 Project on CLimate Induced changes on the hydrology of Mediterranean Basins19 partners from 9 countries (PAL: Islamic University of Gaza IUG)
  • Cyprus Institute:FP7 project LINKSCEEM (LINKing Scientific Computing in Europe and the Eastern Mediterranean
  • Various projects with Turkey, Egypt, Israel
undergraduate student programme
Undergraduate Student Programme
  • 3rd academic year (March / April):

marketing / selection

    • general presentation of research centre and its units,
    • introduction into scientific topics through joint short block-seminars (2-3 days)
    • summer school (2 weeks) at FZJ with lectures and practical work in the laboratories
  • 4th academic year (winter):
    • 4 week session of intensive theoretical and practical courses at FZJ or partner institution combined with lectures by visiting scientists

24 May 2014


graduate student programme
Graduate Student Programme
  • 5th academic year:

Summer Student Programme (Introductory Course)3 - 6 month stay at FZJintroduction into specific research field and performance of exp‘tal work for diploma thesis

  • 6th academic year:

6 - 8 months stay in Jülich to complete diploma thesis and decide on topic for PhD thesis

24 May 2014


phd student programme
PhD-Student Programme

German: post-graduation studies and research in JülichFZJ supervisordefence at German university

Russian: thesis work performed in Moscow embedded in close cooperation btn. FZJ and MIPTMIPT supervisor defence at Russian university

Bilateral: at least one year at FZJ and at least one year at MIPT („sandwich PhD“)

24 May 2014


phd student programme 2
PhD-Student Programme (2)

Yearly PhD Student Seminars and Workshops:

  • yearly meeting 1-2 days
  • PhD students in their last year present their results to all groups of the FZJ-MIPT Strategic Alliance
  • additional talks by senior scientists
  • Research groups can offer workshops on their topics and methods for students and post-doctoral fellows(this will help to establish new collaborations)

24 May 2014


postdoctoral fellow programme
PostDoctoral Fellow Programme

Excellent PhD students can apply for

  • Open FZJ and MIPT PostDoc positions
  • Independent groups within the „Helmholtz Young Investigator Group Programme“
  • Various actions of third party funding programmes e.g. Marie Curie Programme ...

24 May 2014


research centre j lich your place for training studies research
Research Centre Jülich – Your Place for Training, Studies, Research

… and an attractive place to work !