Water Graduate School
The mission of the Water Graduate School is to create a comprehensive structured training program for doctoral and postdoctoral researchers in water research. The WGS is coordinated by the Centre for Water and Environmental Research (ZWU) and embedded in the strategic research area „Water Research“ at the University of Duisburg-Essen.
The WGS starts with three different core areas of research (CAR) and three different career foci to set the scene for the doctoral researchers and postdocs in their different research projects. These CARs are water quality, biodiversity and urban water cycle and the career foci are supervision, teaching and project management.
The main part of the WGS is the research and training program. While the research program is mainly located at the individual instituition of the corresponding doctoral researcher, the overarching training program is located mainly within the WGS. It includes workshops, colloquia, summerschools, outreach activities and more.
The WGS is open for all doctoral and postdoctoral researchers whose research project is located in water research.
If you want to apply for the WGS as a doctoral or postdoctoral researcher please contact Dr. Vanessa Kramer in order to get all required forms and further information.
The WGS offers a structured program for (post)doctoral researchers in the field of water research and is open for all early career researchers from the ZWU network. This includes not only (post)doctoral researchers from the University of Duisburg-Essen but also the Ruhr University Bochum, the University of Applied Sciences Bochum, the University of Applied Sciences Ruhr West and other universities of the Ruhr area.
Within the WGS several events and activities are planned and have to be attended by the members. This includes seminars, colloquia, various workshops and lectures and individual training. But also summerschools, annual retreats and outreach activities. Detailed information on the previous and upcoming events/activities can be found under the corresponding links.
The management structure of the WGS includes the WGS management team (MT), a Steering Committee (SC) and a Student Research Council. The MT contains a Speaker-Team and the coordinator and is responsible for the day-to-day issues of the WGS. Further, it implements the decisions made by the SC and is responsible for networking, communication and dissemination of the WGS activities within and outside of the WGS.
The WGS offers various support for all members. If you are a member of the WGS and need support or have any questions you can always contact Dr. Vanessa Kramer or visit during the opening hours of the coordination office. Additional, contact persons and detailed information can be found below and on the corresponding websites.