In 2006, the Leibniz Association embarked on the systematic promotion of junior researchers by establishing Leibniz Graduate Schools. Young researchers are given the opportunity to do their doctorates in an excellent, collaborative, cross-disciplinary research environment. To this end, Leibniz institutions cooperate closely with universities.
Junior researchers benefit from ideal conditions for their doctorates
As every Leibniz institution focuses on clearly defined, socially-relevant themes, doctoral candidates have a wealth of networking opportunities in a large, dedicated scientific community.
The particular character of research at the institutions in the Leibniz Association, which includes fundamental, large-scale and application-oriented research, means doctoral candidates can usually conduct research from basic idea right through to application.