Integrated Research Training Group (IRTG)
Prof. Dr. Thomas Heckelei (Project leader)
University of Bonn | +49 228 73-2331 |
Prof. Dr. Jürgen Kusche (Deputy director)
University of Bonn | +49 228 73-2629 |
Prof. Dr. Silke Hüttel (Deputy director)
University of Göttingen | +49 551 39-24846 |
Z02 takes a holistic approach to guide qualification of the CRC PhD students and post-docs in the interdisciplinary approach to achieve personal and scientific development, critical reflection and networking competencies, and thus academic independence. Activities aim at developing a common language and interdisciplinary understanding and integrate High-Performance Computing (HPC) and Research Data Management (RDM) as core topics. Following structural empowerment theory, the IRTG provides access to information, resources, support and opportunities to implement an experiential learning environment that achieves education and graduation standards at highest level.
The CRC’s IRTG is organized as an independent track within the Bonn International Graduate School (BIGS) “Land and Food” at the Agricultural Faculty of University of Bonn but is open for all PhD students of the CRC, irrespective of their hosting faculties. All tracks within BIGS follow the same structure for all PhD students. That is, a minimum of 15 credit points (CP; with 0.5 CPs per course day) has to be achieved. The IRTG ensures access to information and resources to young researchers by providing scientific, HPC, RDM and soft skill modules, excursions, a lecture series with assignments and the possibility to create Wikis, and a research seminar.
The CRC’s IRTG is managed by the IRTG directorate, consisting of the PI (director) of this project, two deputy directors, the IRTG coordinator, the chair of the young student’s forum and the director of the BIGS Land & Food at the Agricultural Faculty.
The IRTG guides the qualification of the CRC PhD students and young PostDocs in the interdisciplinary approach of the CRC. The IRTG is integrated into the Bonn International Graduate School “Land and Food” (BIGS-LF) as a separate track specifically designed for the needs within the interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary research approach of the CRC. The IRTG is thus a joint effort of (1) the DETECT PIs and invited speakers for subject specific knowledge transfer for the transdisciplinary scientific work in DETECT, (2) the BIGS-LF for additional, non-specific qualification, as soft skills and science communication and, (3) the proactive contributions of the PhD students and young PostDocs involved.
For general questions on DETECT-specific courses please contact the scientific coordinator