Graduate School HIGRADE

Welcome to HIGRADE,


the graduate school of the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research - UFZ!


Thank you for your interest in our graduate school HIGRADE! If you would like to become a member of HIGRADE, the first step is to apply for a PhD position at UFZ. Please, check the open positions here (positions in English) or here (positions in German).

If you bring your own scholarship (e.g. DAAD), please use the blue button at the end of the above-mentioned page(s) to make an unsolicited application. Please check the precise field you are interested in beforehand (see here).

Once you have a supervisor and are accepted as doctoral researcher at the UFZ research centre, you will be involved in our graduate programme.

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News & Events


HIGRADE Spring Conference: 29 April 2015, UFZ Leipzig more info

HIGRADE CareerCafé: 30 April 2015, UFZ Leipzig more info

PhD Retreat "DocDays":  4-5 Nov 2015, Colditz

HIGRADE Fall Conference: 17 Nov 2015, UFZ Leipzig


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