Teaching for PhD students in Graduate Research Schools:
The Helmholtz Graduate School POLMAR provides a coherent framework for a well-structured postgraduate programme at the Alfred Wegener Institute (AWI). POLMAR is established as a transdisciplinary umbrella organization to combine high level science qualification in the various disciplines of polar and marine research with other key qualifications through joint seminars, lectures and practical training. Together with the cooperating institutions we qualify a new generation of internationally competitive young scientists in the field of marine research with a focus on high latitude marine ecosystems and polar climate change. Doctoral candidates are prepared for taking over leading positions in research, management and policy, technology development, or consulting and education. Postgraduate education within POLMAR is structured systematically and adapted to the individual needs of the Ph.D. students.
Example lecture 2017
Earth System Science Research School (ESSReS) (press release)
The existing research infrastructure at the Alfred Wegener Institute Bremerhaven (AWI), University of Bremen, Institute for Environmental Physics (Uni-HB/IUP), and Jacobs University Bremen offers a unique research environment to study past, present and future changes of the climate system. The Earth System Research School at the AWI focuses on the integration of observations, palaeoclimate data, and climate modelling to better understand natural climate variations over a broad range of timescales and disciplines. The overall expertise available in observation, modelling, and reconstruction at the participating institutions provides an extremely solid base for interdisciplinary research. This excellent working and scientific environment provides PhD students with advanced training and research support. The Research School offers world-class educational possibilities thanks to its staff of internationally-recognised and highly rated expert scientists.
(ESSReS Book 1) (ESSReS Book 2)
Some Ideas about How to make a Scientific Career
General approaches to paleoclimates, Astronomical theory, Holocene and Interglacial dynamics
Evaluation of Holocene climate: climate modelling and data, Borno summer school
Paleoclimate Dynamics-identifying driving mechanisms of climate change
An Introduction, Holocene, Holocene temperature trends, The complex Earth System
Qualify the next generation of excellent scientists for the challenging questions in Earth System Science; Paleoclimate Dynamics