Risk Habitat

Strategies for Sustainable Development in Megacities and Urban Agglomerations

A Helmholtz Research Initiative 2007 - 2011

Training of young scientists

The interdisciplinary, international and intercultural nature of the research initiative creates unique opportunities and challenges for the capacity-building of young researchers. The initiative shows a strong commitment to academic formation and will utilise the network of researchers and institutions involved for this purpose. Risk Habitat Megacity contains several instruments for the integration of PhD candidates at the overall programme level as well as the topic level at which young scientists will be working. This includes fellowships in the various partner institutions.

Training of young scientists

  • Individual supervision
  • Annual young researchers workshop
  • Networks
  • Summer schools

At present about twenty graduate students in Chile and Germany have begun their work. Additionally, further masters and diploma thesis are in process.