Promoting junior researchers

A key mission of the ZIB is to promote junior researchers. The institute regards itself as a patron of young researchers in various disciplines from its own and other institutions, and gives them access to the ZIB’s entire repository of methodological and specialist knowledge. The ZIB therefore regularly organises ZIB Academies and workshops for aspiring researchers at its affiliated institutes (TUM, DIPF and IPN). It also takes an active part by organising FDZ workshops➚ at the IQB.

The ZIB Academies for Junior Researchers are open to interested individuals from universities and teacher training universities, and are primarily designed for doctoral candidates and postdoctoral researchers in educational science, psychology, statistics/mathematics and information technology, who are interested in, or have already engaged in educational research. The three partner institutes cooperate closely in the planning of the Academies with one of them taking the lead in each case. If possible, a cooperation partner from a non-ZIB institution is involved in the planning and execution in order to cast a wider net. More detailed information can be found on the pages on the next ZIB Academy and on past ZIB Academies.

Part of the promotion of young researchers includes the supervision of their papers by the endowed chairs and board members. Moreover, all three ZIB sites have an infrastructure for training young researchers, which is also available to junior researchers at the ZIB. ZIB PhD students in Munich are thus involved in the TUM Graduate School, in Kiel they are involved in the IPN Graduate School and in Frankfurt am Main they are integrated in the PhDIPF programme.

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