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PIER is the strategic partnership between DESY and Universität Hamburg. It is a future-oriented collaboration between two strong partners which aim to jointly promote top-level education, research and innovation. The innovations of tomorrow are the resul
Location:
Hamburg, Germany
Program Type:
Full Degree
Degree Level:
Bachelor
Specialty:
Astronomy and Astrophysics

Program Overview

Program Description:
The PIER Helmholtz Graduate School ensures that doctoral candidates receive an internationally recognized and optimally supervised education in the PIER reserach fields. We offer our doctoral candidates a wide range of internationally focused support activities and attractive services. These offers include financing possibilities for conducting research abroad and discussions in small groups with renowned scientists from all over the world. Thanks to their roster of scientists from more than 40 countries, DESY and Universität Hamburg are extremely international.

PIER is the strategic partnership between DESY and Universität Hamburg. It is a future-oriented collaboration between two strong partners which aim to jointly promote top-level education, research and innovation. The innovations of tomorrow are the result of clever ideas that people have today. That is why PIER aims to attract the best young minds to Hamburg and enable them to benefit from an unusual and stimulating environment. PIER focuses on the following research fields: Particle and Astroparticle Physics, Nanosciences, Photon Science and Infection and Structural Biology.

6 reasons to study at PIER: 1. Research at the largest university in northern Germany and one of the world‘s leading research centers 2. Academic training provided by internationally recognized experts 3. Interdisciplinary research and work 4. Acquisition of key competences for a career in science, business and industry 5. Comprehensive student support service 6. Hamburg is one of most liveable cities in the world
Setting Description:
Academic training provided by international experts. Access to unique technologies such as the free-electron laser FLASH and FLASH II, and the superlative X-ray laser source XFEL. PhD within three years with regular feedback from your scientific advisory team. Acquisition of key competences for your career in science, business or industry. Leisure activities and language courses. Language of instruction: English Requirements: Master’s degree (or equivalent) in physics, chemistry, biology, mathematics, medicine or related fields.
Cost:
The tuition fees at Universität Hamburg are fully covered by the German government, only an administrative fee of € 290 will have to be paid per semester (6 months). This fee includes a public transport ticket for Hamburg. The salary for research assistants is approximately 1800 € (pre-tax, this corresponds to 50% TVL 13, the collective wage agreement).

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