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The MUSIC Graduate School is structured into research groups, led by junior research group leaders who are instructed by the principal investigators. One major goal of MUSIC is students working together, cooperating intensively within an interdisciplinary field of research. A “tandem coaching” concept is applied right from the beginning depending on the research topic. In the case of temporary studies abroad, e.g. in Paris or at UC Berkeley, the student is supported by professors from the cooperating universities. Additional mentoring is anticipated from industrial partners.
Collaborative research is promoted at the MUSIC Graduate School. PhD students are integrated into this interdisciplinary programme in such a way that they acquire a substantial depth of understanding in the fields of contact and computational mechanics, engineering applications and applied mathematics.
The training programme at the school consists of various courses, summer schools, seminars and ring lectures. The PhD research occupies the largest segment of every graduate’s training programme. PhD projects are selected from one of the research areas of MUSIC in consultation with the future advisor. Practical work experience in industry can be gathered during the research phase. A stay abroad at one of the partner universities in Paris or Berkeley may be part of the curriculum of the PhD students. They will also be integrated into the teaching programme to enrich their teaching skills. A monitoring programme will be set up to track the student’s progress. Once a year, within the framework of the MUSIC symposium, the students present the current stage of their projects to the whole school. A written thesis and an oral examination represent the final stages of the training. The whole examination process is conducted in English.