NRW funding – Junior groups

NRW funding – Junior groups

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NRW returnee programme

Promotion of the return of highly qualified young researchers from abroad to 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:

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:

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
    (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