During the first funding period, all our doctoral researchers actively joined the structured program of the Graduate Academy of the University of Stuttgart, GRADUS, according to the doctoral degree regulations of University of Stuttgart.
Additionally, several CRC-specific measures were implemented, such as mentoring, a qualification program of 15 credit points in total, summer schools and a monthly graduate seminar, the CRC 1333 – Young Researchers Colloquium.
Doing doctoral research within GRADUS entails an interim evaluation of the graduation progress after 18 months in the form of a progress report and also entails an individual qualification program. This structured program ensures optimal qualification of the doctoral researchers and maximizes the success of their doctoral theses
CRC doctoral researchers gain a broad knowledge in their research fields and committ themselves to a manifold of new situations and tasks that they can profit from in their further career and personal development. They attend national and international graduate study courses such as “Catalysis: Fundamental Aspects and Common Principles”, a joint course program of the “Süddeutscher Lehrverbund Katalyse” or the “European Summer School on Catalyst Preparation”, organized by a joint German/French scientific committee. The elected PhD representatives of the CRC 1333 organiz yearly summer schools and our “Young Researchers Colloquium” series. Furthermore, they supervised project students and research assistants, presented posters and lectures at conferences and of course published in peer-reviewed journals.