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; at least five days of Scientific Modules, five days of Science Communication Modules, and five days of Management Modules.

In total, 15 days have to be completed. A mandatory e-learning course on Research Data Management has to be completed within the first six months of membership. 

The trainings within the Carl Zeiss Foundation Training Program and the Equal Opportunity Training Program are voluntary and addressed to all Doctoral and Postdoctoral Researchers of the Cluster.

For some modules you can find short introductions by Young Scientists in their description on the Scientific Modules page. Here you can find the playlist with all available module presentations.

Carl Zeiss Foundation Training Program
Carl Zeiss Foundation Training Program
Equal Opportunity Training Program
Equal Opportunity Training Program

Upcoming Modules

Module Name Date Location
Scientific Module: Hands-on Inkjet Printing May 6-10 Heidelberg
Scientific Module: High-Throughput Screening June 17-21 KIT Campus Nord, Building 319
Scientific Module: Photochemistry in 3D Printing July 10-12 IMSEAM, Heidelberg
Scientific Module: Hands-on Biofabrication October 7-8 Heidelberg
Scientific Module: Hands-on Microprinting for Beginners II October 14-18 KIT
Scientific Module: How to retrieve Nanoscale Information from the Inside of my Sample – Even in 3D November 4-8 Heidelberg

Online Modules

Module Name Date Location
Introduction to Research Data Handling Always available Online
Introduction to Working in a Clean Room As needed Online


Upcoming Events

Event Name Date Location
Winter Cluster Meeting March 5-6, 2024 Kloster Neustadt
Future 3D Additive Manufacturing – The 3DMM2O Conference 2024 April 7-11, 2024 Schöntal Monastery
Young Scientist Retreat 2024 June 6-7, 2024 Natur- & Sporthotel Zuflucht


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Scientific Modules
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Management Modules
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Science Communication Modules
Please note that conference presentations as well as selected Carl Zeiss Foundation Training Units count as Science Communication Modules. Please contact the Graduate School Manager if you want to have a contribution to a scientific conference recognized as such.
Carl Zeiss Foundation Training
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Equal Opportunity Training
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Please make sure that you fit the target group for the chosen module before registering.
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