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Graduate Schools and Doctoral Programmes
Under the roof of the Centre of Advanced Study and Research at the moment the following
Graduate Schools and doctoral programmes are running.
- Dr. Erich Krüger Forschungskolleg - Freiberger Hochdruckforschungszentrum
The first revenue from the Dr. Erich Krüger Foundation now flows into the Freiberg High Pressure Research Centre.
Young scientists in the areas of chemistry, physics, geotechnics, geoscience, mining, as well as materials science and materials engineering are researching at this new excellently equipped centre. This high-pressure research is being headed by a team of eight of our young professors. Together they intend to develop new basic materials for industrial applications — hard materials that process rapidly, durably and precisely. Their vision is to produce extremely hard materials, which in comparison to diamonds, are both cheap to manufacture and highly resistent to temperature and corrosion.
In order to be able to generate the high pressure required for the production of new materials, the Centre uses two techniques: a multi-anvil-press and explosion technologies. In developing these technologies, the TU Bergakademie Freiberg benefits from its unique teaching and research mine “Reiche Zeche”, in which the necessary blasting chambers are located.
An applied example is the synthesis of cutting materials for hard rock drill bits used for deep drilling procedures. Improved materials with a clearly extended service life could mean considerable progress in geothermal energy, a key technology towards sustainable energy use. Another objective is the development of resistent materials for highspeed machining in mechanical engineering.
- Graduate School of the Collaborative Research Center 799 "Trip-Matrix-Composite"
At the “TRIP-Matrix-Composite” Collaborative Research Centre 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 Centre (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.
- Graduate School "Photovoltaic"
The Graduate School “Photovoltaik” (GSPV), which was founded in 2008 in cooperation with the company SolarWorld Innovations GmbH, is an excellence doctoral program within the structured doctoral education.
Its goal is to provide highly qualified doctoral students, who are active in the field of photovoltaics, with a comprehensive knowledge that goes beyond their own discipline.
In addition to the professional qualifications they acquire, which exceed the usual PhD Program, the participants have the opportunity to establish contact with the Photovoltaic community, and conciliate essential soft skills for their future occupational life. The Photovoltaik Graduate School also has funds that are designed for numerous trainings for the doctoral students; workshops and conferences are offered permanently. Furthermore, members of the Graduate School Photovoltaik at TU Bergakademie Freiberg organize lectures, which are given by experts from the Photovoltaic industry. This graduate school also offers regularly meetings and workshops within its participants. Topics suggested by the doctoral students are discussed; another permanent goal of this graduate school is to achieve a close contact to the local Photovoltaic Industry. Finally, the Graduate School ‘’Photovoltaik’’ is open to all PhD students of Science and Engineering disciplines within the TU Bergakademie Freiberg, who deal thematically with problems and questions concerned to Photovoltaics. The number of participants is limited. Therefore, in order to participate in this doctoral school you need an application. The membership is granted by taking in consideration the academic achievements of the candidates.
- Graduate School of the Institute for Industrial Archaeology, History of Science and Technology
Content under construction.
- Collaborative Research Center 920:
"Multi-Functional Filters for Metal Melt Filtration - A Contribution towards Zero Defect Materials"
Content under construction.
- Doctoral programmes and initiatives
PHD-Programme - already expired
Kompetenzoffensive Nachhaltigkeit - Challenge for Sustainability - already expired