The IRTG aims to provide all graduate students of the CRC 325 with optimal support for their research activities. A continuous education in competences and skills in research will be provided according to the qualification level of students. All doctoral candidates and post-docs will acquire a broader knowledge in the CRC topics beyond their specific expertise.
The graduates will be trained in: theoretical and practical aspects of spectroscopy, photochemistry, photocatalysis, synthesis, and computational methods; reflecting the research focus of the CRC. We will train all doctoral students in: documenting, presenting and communicating their scientific results to peers in their fields, but also across different disciplines following rules of good scientific practice. The training and promotion of young scientists are at the center of the activities of the CRC 325.
With the aim to reach a common language and to intensify interdisciplinary collaborations between the graduate students of all participating research groups of the CRC, regular events like seminar days and an annual retreat will be organized. Presentations which are given by the graduate students not only provide inspiration for scientific discussions but also serve as training in communication. The presentation and discussion of research results is an important part of doctoral or post-doctoral education and is an essential part of research activities. Seminar days and the annual retreat are an essential part of the IRTG program supporting collaboration, skill training and research development.
After regular intervals, a graduate-only seminar of the CRC will be scheduled. The aim of the event is to intertwine the individual research projects at the graduate student level via personal contacts.
The CRC seminar program will be complemented by (a) an annual seminar on good scientific practice and (b) specific soft skill training courses. The seminar on good scientific practice will focus on topics that are of direct relevance to the CRC research work of the graduate students and post-docs.
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From 08 – 10 May, 23 researchers working in the Collaborative Research Center "Assembly Controlled Chemical Photocatalysis" met for the first Graduate-Only-Day at Spitzingsee in Bavaria. The event intends to let colleagues get to know each other and their scientific field better, paving the way for new collaborations.
The participants met at the Spitzingsattel by Spitzingsee, and following a short hike reached the accommodation at `Obere Firstalm´, luckily while still dry. After a friendly welcome from the staff, a rich, traditional Bavarian “Raindl” meal awaited us. This was followed by the first exchange through small team activities in the form of group games.
The next day, we embarked on a lengthy expedition to the `Taubenstein´ (1692 m) and the `Rotwand´ (1884 m) under the guidance of our research colleague and mountain expert Tobias Karl. Our hike was accompanied by sunny weather, not too hot and above all, dry. We were rewarded for our efforts by a wonderful view of the snow-dusted peaks. Eleven summiteers reached the `Taubenstein´. After a full seven hours of hiking, everyone finally reconvened at our accommodation, happy and exhausted. Following a well-deserved dinner, the day ended with a round of quizzes.
On the last day, ten graduates came together again for a final jaunt to the `Roßkopf´ (1580 m). The Graduate-Only-Day came to a close with a leisurely lunch on the sun terrace. Descending from the hut together, we bid each other farewell at around 14.30.
The Graduate-Only-Day was a fantastic opportunity for all participants to get to know each other better and to network. The focus on hiking, with the physical exertion and the challenge of a long hike, helped to strengthen our team spirit and cohesion.