NRW funding – Junior groups

Logo Ministerium für Kultur und Wissenschaft NRW

Postdoc Return Programme of the state of North Rhine-Westphalia


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:


The UDE is involved in two doctoral tandem:



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


Spokesperson: Prof. Dr. Torsten C. Schmidt, Faculty of Chemistry,
University of Duisburg-Essen

Consortium members:

Energy-efficiency within the district – supplying, converting, activating with intelligence


Spokesperson: Prof. Dr. Christa Reicher, Faculty of Spatial Planning, RWTH Aachen

Consortium members:

  • RWTH Aachen
  • TU Dortmund
  • University of Duisburg-Essen
  • Ruhr Universität Bochum
  • Bochum University of Applied Sciences
  • Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment and Energy, Wuppertal

UDE participants:


Contact persons at the UDE