Modern developments in sustainable catalytic chemistry form the focus of the "Catalysis for Sustainable Synthesis" doctoral programme at the University Göttingen and the Technical University Braunschweig. This degree programme in the English language is directly connected with one of the research foci of the Faculty of Chemistry. This doctoral programme is characterised by excellent research possibilities, renowned supervisors, international partners and a thematically co-ordinated programme of studies. The Lower Saxony Ministry of Science and Culture supports the study programme by awarding a number of scholarships.
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Research projects range from the design of new types of molecular catalysts and the elucidation of fundamental reaction mechanisms to the synthesis of polymers or natural substances with a focus on industrial applications. Many of the projects require close interdisciplinary cooperation between individual research groups. Intensive support and a critical analysis of results at collaborative events allow the groups to make rapid progress with their work.
The carefully selected teaching programme comprises lectures and block courses on important aspects and methods of catalytic chemistry. Furthermore, the programme also includes a doctoral seminar and conferences in which students present their research results and therefore acquire highly important skills. Close cooperation with partner institutes such as the Institute Catala d’Investigacio Quimica (ICIQ) in Tarragona (Spain) makes it possible to conduct research activities abroad.
The Lower-Saxony Ministry of Science and Culture supports the study programme by awarding a number of Lichtenberg scholarships.
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Usually, the research group or department provides funding to their doctoral students in the form of either an employment contract or a scholarship (approx. monthly amount of scholarship or net salary: 1100-1400 EUR).
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