The MIN Graduate School International is a DAAD-funded project at the Faculty of Mathematics, Computer Science and Natural Sciences (MIN) of the University of Hamburg. It aims to increase the international visibility of doctoral researchers’ research achievements, to promote their international mobility and to attract particularly suitable international applicants for a doctorate at the MIN Faculty in Hamburg.
In order to achieve the overarching goals, a range of measures tailored to the specific needs of young scientists has been established in recent years.
For example, since January 2015, two academic tutors have offered weekly consultations for international doctoral candidates in the event of administrative challenges or problems of daily living. In addition, the MIN Graduate School International organizes a wide range of English-language soft skill courses to further develop key scientific and professional qualifications. For example, “Scientific writing”, “Communication in science” or “Peer reviewed Publishing: Rules, Strategies and Pitfalls”. In order to support the communication and networking between the German and foreign PhD students of the MIN faculty, the MIN Graduate School International also offers regular evening doctoral student meetings with interdisciplinary topics in the form of lectures or panel debates.
In addition, the MIN Graduate School International also financially supports the doctoral candidates of the MIN faculty in various tenders, such as the financial implementation of research projects and conference stays abroad.
The MIN Graduate School International also subsidizes groups of doctoral students who themselves would like to organize an international workshop in the Hamburg area. Workshops or summer schools that promote high-caliber exchanges in a relatively small circle are an appropriate opportunity for PhD students to prepare for an international career.
In addition, the MIN Graduate School International offers interested international applicants who are aiming for a doctoral degree at the MIN faculty of the University of Hamburg the opportunity to spend a one-month acquaintance. This can clear up any ambiguity regarding the necessary prerequisites for admission to the doctoral program, as well as peculiarities in interdisciplinary subjects, but also the faculty and the city.
In order to attract outstanding international applicants for a doctorate at the University of Hamburg, the official job advertisements of the University of Hamburg will also be available. a. published on renowned Internet portals such as ResearchGate or exhibited at international career fairs.
A special offer of the MIN Graduate School International is that doctoral candidates have the chance to proofread their work before publication by a professional proofreading.