NHR alliance establishes graduate school

The National High Performance Computing Network (NHR Network) has founded its own graduate school. The NHR Center at KIT, NHR@KIT, is also participating.

The NHR Alliance has been organizing high-performance computing on a national level since January 1, 2021. The nine NHR centers, including the NHR center at KIT, NHR@KIT, jointly coordinate the resources and services offered to researchers from all over Germany. In order to adequately train young scientists in high-performance computing and to promote their networking, a dedicated graduate school has now been established.

The offer is addressed to graduates of a master's program in computer science, mathematics, natural sciences, or engineering who aim at a doctorate in one of the research areas covered by the NHR centers. At KIT, these include, for example, efficient numerical methods for exascale systems, sustainable software development of scientific applications, or data-intensive computing.

Members of the graduate school will be accepted into a regular PhD program at the location of one of the NHR centers, but are also expected to work at another NHR center for at least six months. In addition, the NHR Graduate School offers its own curriculum in areas of particular relevance to HPC, individual supervision (mentoring) and courses to teach "soft skills".

Up to nine applicants per year will be accepted, who will also receive a stipend for 36 months. Applications for the 2022 graduate programme are open until 15 December 2021 and are also open to interested parties from outside the European Union.

Further information: www.nhr-gs.de/ueber-uns/nhr-graduiertenschule.


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