NRW funding – Junior groups
NRW funding – Junior groups
NRW returnee programme
Promotion of the return of highly qualified young researchers from abroad to the state of North Rhine-Westphalia.
- Junior research group headed by Prof. Dr. Paul Marx (since 2017)
Faculty of Social Sciences
- Junior research group headed by Prof. Dr. Alexander J. Probst (since 2017)
Faculty of Chemistry
- Junior research group headed by Prof. Dr. Björn Sothmann (since 2016)
Faculty of Physics
- Former junior research groups under the leadership of:
Promoting young talent in NRW's Digital Society programme
The Ministry of Culture and Science is supporting the processes of social change brought about by digitisation in North Rhine-Westphalia by funding junior research groups and a cross-location research training group under the "Digital Society" funding line.
Young Researcher Groups in the Programme:
- Dr. German Neubaum, Department of Computer and Applied Cognitive Science, Faculty of Engineering
Digital Citizenship in Network Technologies (DICINT) - The emergence of opinion-based homogeneity in online networks and its impact on social participation processes
- Dr. Isabelle Borucki, Faculty of Social Sciences
Digital Party Research (DIPART). Parties in digital change
Interdisciplinary Research Training Group:
Within the framework of the funding line, the Ministry supports a cross-locational, interdisciplinary research training group. Twelve doctoral theses in six tandems over a maximum period of 3.5 years will be funded, which contribute to securing and strengthening democracy in the context of the digitisation of society.
The UDE is involved in two doctoral tandems:
- "Ethics and Responsibility in the Digital Society: Data Practices in Administration and Journalism"
Prof. Christoph Bieber, Faculty of Social Sciences (together with the HHU Düsseldorf)
- "Incivility in online political communication: types, causes, effects and interventions".
Prof. Nicole Krämer, Department of Computer and Applied Cognitive Science, Faculty of Engineering (together with the University of Bonn)
NRW PhD programmes
The NRW PhD programme launched in 2014 by the Ministry of Culture and Science (MKW) for the state of NRW funds a structured graduate training programme dealing with the subjects involved in the research strategy for the state of “Forschungskollegs NRW” [Research Colleges NRW].
- FUTURE WATER – Global Water Research in the Ruhr metropolitan area (from 2014)
Speaker: Prof. Dr. Torsten C. Schmidt, Faculty of Chemistry,
University of Duisburg-Essen
Consortium members: Ruhr-Universität Bochum; University of Applied Sciences Ruhr West, Bochum; EBZ Business School, Bochum; Institute for Energy and Environmental Technology, Duisburg; Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities (KWI), Essen.
Energy-efficiency within the district – supplying, converting, activating with
intelligence (from 2014)
Speaker: Prof. Dr. Christa Reicher, Faculty of Spatial Planning, TU Dortmund
Consortium members: Ruhr Universität Bochum; University of Duisburg-Essen; Bochum University of Applied Sciences; Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment and Energy, Wuppertal; Wirtschaftsförderung metropoleruhr GmbH, Mülheim an der Ruhr;
UDE participants: Prof. Dr. Angelika Heinzel, Faculty of Engineering; Prof. Dr.-Ing. J. Alexander Schmidt, Faculty of Engineering; Prof. Dr. Christoph Weber, Faculty of Social Sciences