PIER Graduate Week 2018

PhD students discussing the PIER Graduate Week's programme. Photograph: Marta Mayer/DESY

This year's PIER Graduate Week takes place from 8 - 11 October 2018 in the Center for Free-Electron Laser Science. The graduate week's main objective is to introduce PhD students to the neighbouring PIER research fields of Particle & Astroparticle Physics, Nanoscience, Photon Science, Infection & Structural Biology. Both national and international experts offer stimulating ...


PIER Innovation Lunch Talks: Startup Knowledge - How to Apply for a Bank Loan

Photograph: Marta Mayer / DESY

How do I go about applying for a bank loan as a young entrepreneur? What are dos and don’ts that I should know about? These and other questions will be answered by Reinhard Hahn, a former bank manager and now consultant at Wirtschafts-Senioren-Beraten e.V., during the next PIER Innovation Lunch Talk. Join us for a get-together after the talk, discuss further questions ...


PIER Funding: Workshops and Short Visits

Photo: Jann Wilken

Are you interested in planning a scientific workshop? Would you like to invite a researcher from abroad? Apply for funding at PIER! PIER Workshops promote idea-finding processes and scientific exchange between Universität Hamburg and DESY researchers. PIER Short Visits foster international cooperation by funding short-term stays of international researchers in Hamburg ...


Get to know PIER!

Our info film provides a brief overview of the PIER activities and program offers.

PIER Dates

11 Jul. 2018 to 02 Oct. 2018
11 Jul. 2018 to 02 Oct. 2018
27 Sep. 2018 10:00
Chaired by: Stefanie Hilger (Psychologist, Coach, Specialist for personality development)
Location: building 99 (CFEL), SemRoom IV
27 Sep. 2018 12:00
Speaker: Reinhard Hahn (Wirtschafts-Senioren-Beraten e.V.)
Location: SR1
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Research Funding

With the PIER Idea Fund, Universität Hamburg and DESY promote the development of future joint research projects.



PIER offers a variety of event formats and activities in order to foster an innovation-friendly culture on the Hamburg Bahrenfeld campus.



PIER Helmholtz Graduate School (PHGS) offers a wide variety of services for PhD students on the Hamburg Bahrenfeld campus.