Doctorate and Graduate School HIGRADE at the UFZ

Messungen auf der Rappbodetalsperre. Foto: André Künzelmann/UFZ

Doctoral Researchers at the UFZ

Currently more than 300 doctoral researchers from approximately 40 countries around the world conduct their research at the UFZ. If you wish to focus on interdisciplinary environmental research, work with excellent technical equipment and be supervised by internationally connected scientists, the UFZ is the right place to be.

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HIGRADE-Konferenz. Foto: Gunnar Dreßler / UFZ

Graduate School HIGRADE

Our graduate school HIGRADE (Helmholtz Interdisciplinary GRADuate School for Environmental Research) provides the framework for qualifying new generations of internationally competitive doctoral researchers in the field of environmental science. By offering a wide range of excellent training and networking opportunities our graduate school allows doctoral researchers to acquire valuable skills and prepares for careers both within and outside academia. 

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Landwirtschaftliche Forschung in Bad Lauchstädt, Sachsen-Anhalt. Foto: André Künzelmann/UFZ

Integrated Environmental Research

The UFZ is a competence centre for environmental sciences, where a wide variety of natural and social sciences as well as engineering disciplines work together on complex human-environment interactions. This involves crossing disciplinary borders and incorporating stakeholders from industry, politics and society. 

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UFZ-Sommerfest. Foto: Klaus-Dieter Sonntag

UFZ – a Vibrant Centre

The UFZ is a research centre with an international, collegial and family friendly atmosphere. While our International Office and our Family Support Office provide support specifically for international employees and parents. A diverse set of scientific and social events and recreation offers complete the UFZ culture and allow new staff members to familiarize with the institute.

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UFZ – one centre in three attractive locations

The UFZ main base is located in Leipzig, a city with over half a million inhabitants which is popular for its large green areas and high quality of life. Two further UFZ locations are Halle (Saale) and Magdeburg, both slightly smaller, but nevertheless exciting cities. All three cities offer a rich cultural life and history, universities, as well as convenient public transport systems.

Augustusplatz, City Hochhaus, Universität. Foto: Andreas Schmidt

Leipzig – the University and the City Building

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University Square at night. Photo: Thomas Ziegler

Halle (Saale) university buildings

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Cathedral of Magdeburg and the river Elbe. Courtesy: Torsten Maue - Flickr: Blick zum Dom. Licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0 via Wikimedia Commons

Cathedral of Magdeburg and the river Elbe 

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