About

Welcome to the IRTG Graduate School of the CRC 806

The Integrated Research Training Group (IRTG) Graduate School is an integral component of the Collaborative Research Centre (CRC) 806 that is promoted by the German Research Foundation (DFG) and hosted at the Universities of Cologne and Bonn, and at the RWTH Aachen University.

All students undertaking doctoral research within the frame of CRC 806 are automatically members of the IRTG. This Internet platform is designed to provide members with a forum for scientific, organizational, as well as social matters around the CRC. Further, it provides information on IRTG lectures, seminars and workshops, the important pillars of interdisciplinary doctoral studies within this research centre.

The IRTG Graduate School is currently home to almost thirty doctoral candidates from several scientific disciplines. A list of members, together with a brief introduction of themselves, i.e. curriculum vitae, as well as a draft title of their doctoral theses can be found here.

IRTG Graduate School Courses

The CRC – Lecture Series is a staple of the IRTG Graduate School study program. Taking place in a fortnightly cycle the lecture series provides a stage for distinguished guest speakers and also serves as an important meeting point for all CRC-researchers working at the participating institutions and departments at the Universities of Cologne, Bonn and the RWTH Aachen University.

The CRC – Lecture Series is a compulsory course for all members of the Integrated Research Training Group (IRTG) Graduate School.

For announcements of upcoming lectures and events within the CRC 806 – Lecture Series, all members within or affiliated to the CRC 806 are recommended to subscribe to the following mailing list:

https://lists.uni-koeln.de/mailman/listinfo/sfb806-lectures

The IRTG (PhD)-Colloquium is designed as a forum for doctoral students at which they can present and discuss their research with peers and colleagues.

The IRTG Colloquium is a compulsory course for all members of the Integrated Research Training Group (IRTG) Graduate School.

For announcements of upcoming lectures and events within the scope of the IRTG Graduate School, all PhD candidates within or affiliated to the CRC 806 are recommended to subscribe to the following mailing list:

https://lists.uni-koeln.de/mailman/listinfo/sfb806-phd-colloquium

Additional IRTG Graduate School courses are designed specifically with the needs of doctoral candidates in mind. These aim to promote both the personal and professional development of young academics working in the research centre. While Workshops focus on so called ‘soft skills’, Journal Clubs provide our PhD students with a foundation in the methods and state of the art in all disciplines working in the frame of the CRC, thus encouraging interdisciplinarity in study and research.

Should doctoral candidates not be able to attend they should inform the IRTG-office.

Doctoral candidates

The requirements and obligations of the doctoral candidates (including milestones & progress reports) and of the supervising staff are elaborated in the IRTG Agreement of Supervision. An overview of the IRTG Graduate School Curriculum and the credit points needed for graduation are also enclosed in the agreement form. Please provide a scanned copy of the signed Agreement of Supervision to the IRTG Office and keep the original document.

New IRTG members that are not registered yet, are kindly requested to complete the online registration form and make sure that your member profile is complete.