Graduate schools

Under the roof of the Centre of Advanced Study and Research the following Graduate Schools and doctoral programmes are running.

 

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Dr. Erich Krüger Research School - Biohydrometallurgical Center for Strategic Elements

A reliable and substantial supply of metals is of crucial importance for any industrialized country. Because of the increasing world economy and the limited resources it is connected with lots of challenges. Therefore, TU Bergakademie Freiberg (TUBAF) with funding by the Dr.-Erich-Krüger foundation established the Biohydrometallurgical Center for Strategic Elements (“BHMZ”) as a Krüger Research School to forward interdisciplinary research along the whole (bio-)hydrometallurgical process chain.

Overall, the BHMZ aims at forwarding research into environmentally acceptable mining of strategic metals and thereby improving sustainable economic development. The doctoral students will focus their research on indium and geranium. This acquired knowledge will be transferred to other metals of interest in additional projects. The Krüger Research School is supported by interdisciplinary positioned professors and projects.

 

Contact:
tu-freiberg.de/forschung/bhmz

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Graduate School of the Collaborative Research Center 799 "Trip-Matrix-Composite"

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At the “TRIP-Matrix-Composite” Collaborative Research Center new high-performance composite materials are being developed by scientists from four faculties. These are primarily for automotive and mechanical engineering. The research aim is to combine steels with ceramics to form new materials with excellent properties by using efficient and inexpensive production technologies. The Collaborative Research Center (SFB 799 funded since 2008 by DFG) provides young researchers with a high-quality, rapid, structured doctoral education.

In this postgraduate programme each student has an individual concept for studies and supervision, and in addition obtains technical content, methodical skills, and social and cultural competence. From the outset they will be integrated into an interdisciplinary and international network of partners from science and industry. The Centre’s postgraduate programme is also a part of our university’s Centre of Advanced Study and Research.

Contact:
Prof. Horst Biermann
Faculty of Materials Science and Technology
Institut für Werkstofftechnik
Gustav-Zeuner-Straße 5
09599 Freiberg
E-Mail: biermannatww [dot] tu-freiberg [dot] de
Website: www.sfb799.tu-freiberg.de

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Graduate School of the Institute of Industrial Archaeology and History of Science and Technology: The History of the TU Bergakademie Freiberg in the 20th Century

The graduate school was set up by the TU Bergakademie Freiberg in 2009 at the Institute of Industrial Archaeology and History of Science and Technology (IWTG) under the direction of Prof. Helmuth Albrecht.

The graduate school was designed for three years. The aim of the foundation of this graduate school was to reappraise the history of the Bergakademie Freiberg in the so called ‘long’ 20th century in connection with its 250 year jubilee in 2015. Five scholarships for doctoral students have been awarded for the historic reappraisal of the development of the Bergakademie Freiberg in the era of German Empire, the Weimar Republic, the GDR and the time of the German Reunification around 1989/90. For the era of the National Socialism respectively the Third Reich a habilitation project could be initiated.

In the overall view the results of the studies and surveys are to form a historic kaleidoscope, which shows the 20th century at the Bergakademie Freiberg as well as the Bergakademie in the 20th century.

Contact:
Bertram Triebel M.A.
Faculty of Business Administration
Institut für Industriearchäologie, Wissenschafts- und Technikgeschichte
Fuchsmühlenweg 9
09599 Freiberg
E-Mail: Bertram [dot] Triebelatiwtg [dot] tu-freiberg [dot] de
Website: http://graduiertenkolleg-freiberg.de

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SFB 920 Graduate School "Multi-Functional Filters for Metal Melt Filtration – a contribution toward Zero Defect Materials" (Multifunktionale Filter für die Metallschmelzefiltration – ein Beitrag zu Zero Defect Materials)

In cooperation with the Centre of Advanced Study and Research of the TU Bergakademie Freiberg Collaborative Research Centre ‘Multi-Functional Filters for Metal Melt Filtration – a contribution toward Zero Defect Materials’ (SFB 920) provides an integrated graduate school that is financed, like the SFB 920 itself, through funding of the German Research Foundation. The aim of this graduate school is to enable doctoral students to graduate in a fast and structured way, to qualify them for independent, excellent research and to prepare them for a career in science or industry as highly qualified junior staff. For this purpose the graduate school offers a holistic education that contains subject-related and methodical knowledge as well as social and communication skills.

Within the integrated graduate school, doctoral students have the opportunity to attend further education, conferences as well as excursions to partners in industry. Furthermore a series of trainings are offered - partially with guest lecturers. The graduate school of the SFB 920 is characterised by a high level of interdisciplinarity: The school belongs to the Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science, the Faculty of Chemistry and Physics, the Faculty of Mechanical, Process and Energy Engineering as well as the Faculty of Materials Science and Technology at the TU Bergakademie Freiberg. Thus the majority of our faculties work together within this Collaborative Research Centre. The structure of the graduate school allows individual supervision and support. It should also motivate the doctoral students to contribute their knowledge, their ideas and their creativity to the SFB 920.

The graduate school of the Collaborative Research Centre is open to all doctoral students from disciplines related to science and engineering, which thematically deal with problems and questions around the metal melt filtration. To be accepted into the graduate school of the SFB 920 an application is necessary. The number of doctoral students is limited whereat course achievements decide about the membership.

Contact:
Prof. Christos G. Aneziris
Faculty of Mechanical, Process and Energy Engineering
Institut für Keramik, Glas- und Baustofftechnik
09599 Freiberg
E-Mail: anezirisatikgb [dot] tu-freiberg [dot] de
Website: https://tu-freiberg.de/fakult4/ikgb/new/keramik/html/aneziris.php

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