Modules and Training
In order to create comparability and track progress, the Graduate School is structured through a module system.
Each doctoral researcher in our Graduate School independently selects their modules in the training program; at least one needs to be scientific, one on science communication, and one in management topics. In total, 15 days of training modules have to completed.
The hands-on Scientific Modules help the Doctoral Researchers tackle the technical challenges of their experimental or theoretical work in the first one and a half years of their theses in the highly interdisciplinary environment of the Cluster.
In the Science Communication Modules, Doctoral Researchers present their research at both international conferences and Cluster events and are supported in the development of these skills e.g., through courses on scientific writing by the School.
Doctoral researchers with a specific interest in the area of management are encouraged to go beyond the Management Modules by taking part in the MBA Fundamentals Program. This optional program consists of six units (18 ECTS) providing much sought-after management expertise for scientists and engineers. Graduates of the MBA Fundamentals Program receive a certificate from the KIT and the HECTOR School of Engineering & Management to showcase their skills for future positions in science and industry.