Research Training Groups

Research Training Groups (RTGs), funded by Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) since 1990, are thematically focused and offer a specially designed study program accompanying the research program.
UCAS joined the program in Nov. 2002. RTGs related to the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) are subject to a competitive peer review process directed by UCAS and DFG.
It is expected that the number of PhD scholarship swill be mirrored by the participation of otherwise financed PhD candidates. The students' theses are thus integrated into a research programme (often inter­disciplinary) which is a main focus of the peer-review exercise. This gives the students the opportunity and incentive to interact and cooperate, enhancing their theses as well as their transferable skills.
Up till now, about German20 students under this program have visited CAS institutes in Beijing and Shanghai and 25UCAS students have visited corresponding German institutions.
Affiliated Chinese and German Research
Academy of Mathematics & System Sciences, CAS, China
Institute of Biophysics, CAS, China
Institute of Neuroscience, CAS, China
University of  Bielefeld, Germany
Wurzburg University, Germany

Services provided by UCAS
Application procedure affairs
Planning, preparation and organization of review meetings in Beijing
Execution of training measures for the target
Monitoring and evaluation
Arrangement of accomodation, transfers and travel logistics for DFG reviewers
Arrangement of accomodations for German visiting students
Visits to CAS institutes