The Integrated Graduate School offers its members a solid scientific education in the research areas of the TRR154 as well as soft-skill courses. Furthermore, it encourages early scientific independence. In addition, grants (6–12 months) are offered.

Through a Young Researchers Network (“Nachwuchsring”) that consists of representatives for each site, doctoral candidates decide about the content of parts of the activities and organize them themselves. Two mentors for each graduate ensure an intensive scientific supervision.

The scientific part of the research program includes the following activities:

  • trans-regional summer and winter schools
  • regular lectures and block courses given by guest researchers
  • lecture series specifically designed for the main research areas of the TRR154, at each site

Scientific independence is promoted by:

  • networking
  • attending international conferences 
  • research visits abroad
  • excursions

The members of the Integrated Graduate School of the TRR154 are:

  • Doctoral candidates financed through the TRR 154 or associated with it
  • grant holders of the TRR 154
  • post-doctoral researchers working in related research areas