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Programme for Environmental Informatics - PEI, Ph.D.

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    Application Deadline
  • 36 months
University rank #101 (ARWU) Göttingen, Germany
Environmental informatics is understood to be an integrated subject consisting of bio-, eco-and geoinformatics in addition to scientific computing. The Programme for Environmental Informatics - PEI is offered by Georg-August-Universität Göttingen.
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  • By using the tools of informatics in this subject, anyone can study or model objects, structures, regulatory networks, processes (signals, materials and information flows) at various scales and integration levels. Under the umbrella of environmental informatics, the transfer of knowledge about biological, ecological and environmental systems and the system-orientated integration of such will be improved and promoted using modern methods and technology. 
  • This important integrative approach at the system level is effective due to the efficient academic and education-related measures set up with the establishment of the MSc and PhD programmes in environmental informatics and their embedment in GAUSS and in the research landscape Göttingen. 
  • The excellent biological, ecosystemic, environmental and mathematical research in Göttingen requires the establishment of a corresponding integrated Master and PhD programme in environmental informatics, from which important innovative scientific impulses and contributions can be expected.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses Included:

  • Data integration, exchange and scientific workflows
  • Scientific computing
  • Functional-structural models, Artificial Life, visualisation
  • Algorithms for bioinformatics, stochastic models
  • Sensor networks, telemetrics 

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

  • German and English recommended
  • Accepted graduation (M.Sc. level) in computer science, mathematics or in a scientific discipline related to the life sciences. A topic should be chosen and a consent of supervision should be given by a member of the PEI board of supervisors. A thesis committee should be specified.

Tuition Fee

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Living costs for Göttingen

  • 730 - 1100 EUR/month
    Living Costs

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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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