Call for PIER PhD projects: 6 fully funded PhD positions

The PIER Helmholtz Graduate School (PHGS) provides funding for 6 PIER PhD positions  Call for project proposals: research groups are invited to submit projects by 1 May 2016. Selected projects will be advertised for applications from 1 June - 1 July 2016.  A detailed process description including selection criteria can be downloaded below. Successful PhD ...


PIER Innovation Day 2016

Lively discussions during the PIER Innovation Day. Photograph: Marta Mayer/DESY

Patents, licences and start-ups from science – Hamburg is right up there with other scientific locations in Germany. However, it is difficult to get an overview of the actors and their activities in Hamburg. Apart from numerous successful spin-offs, there are many institutions that counsel spin-offs or offer funding. In addition, there are theme-focused innovation ...


Qualified by numbers

Keynote speaker at the Women's Career Day: Prof. Louise Morley, Sussex University.

„Gone are the days of the quiet scholar,“ says Prof. Louise Morley, Director of the Centre for Higher Education & Equity Research (CHEER) at the University of Sussex. The economization of whole areas of society is to blame for the fatal development which does not spare science either, says the educationalist. For the first time CUI, SFB 676, PIER and the co-operation ...


PIER Helmholtz Graduate School

Travel grants, language and soft skill courses, career training, helpdesk and more services for PhD Students of Universität Hamburg and DESY.


PIER Dates

01 Nov. 2015 to 03 Nov. 2015
Speaker: BATTESTI, Remy, D'ENTERRIA, David
Location: Seminar room 4, Building 1b
05 May. 2016 10:00
Location: Building 61, first floor, Room 117a/118a
11 May. 2016 09:30
Location: building 61 (PIER Office), room 019 (ground floor)
12 May. 2016 10:00
Location: Building 61, first floor, Room 117a/118a
12 May. 2016 13:00
Location: Building 61, ground floor (to the left side), room 15
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