Graduate School HIGRADE

Presentation at UFZ

In 2015 HIGRADE starts with a new Curriculum including a new structure, more flexibility and new course offers. Those of you who started their PhD projects before 2014 and wish to opt for the “old certificate”, please let us know by end of March 2015.


HIGRADE courses

The programme of the graduate school HIGRADE consists of course offers related to environmental research, transferable skills and other scientific activities. Within the broad field of environmental research, courses are related to one or more of the UFZ´s five main research areas:


• Land use, Biodiversity and Renewable Energies

• Water and Soil

• Chemicals in the Environment

• Social Sciences

• Modelling and Observation


In agreement with their advisory committee, the doctoral researchers can choose from the whole range of courses offered, enabling them to combine those courses that best serve the completion of their scientific project or their career development.

External courses, summer schools or workshops can also be accepted for the HIGRADE certificate --> please see here for more details on the acceptance of internal or external courses and workloads for the HIGRADE certificate.


HIGRADE activities are open to external candidates, provided places are available.