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HFT Stuttgart is part of two new joint PhD programmes <<

Ten new joint PhD programmes between universities and universities of applied sciences are established by the Ministry of Science, Research and Art for 2016. Ten to 15 PhD students will be working together in an overarching research context in order to qualify scientifically.
A total of around 6.6 million euro is available for the ten joint PhD programmes, a sum which will fund the programmes for up to three years.

The joint PhD programmes aim to facilitate excellent graduates from various types of higher education institutions to experience a high level of support within the joint research projects. Professors of the University of Applied Sciences Stuttgart are participating as supervisors of dissertations or as examiners in the two joint PhD programmes „Energy Systems and Resource Efficiency – ENRES“ and „Windy Cities“.

„Energy Systems and Resource Efficiency – ENRES“

Participating universities: Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) – Pforzheim University – University of Applied Sciences Stuttgart

In Baden-Württemberg there are outstanding research groups and institutions that research „Energy Systems and Resource Efficiency – ENRES“. The joint PhD has the advantage of bundling up this expertise to create cross-connections and open up for problems within politics, economics and urban planning.
Prof. Dr. habil. Ursula Eicker mentors this joint PhD programme at the Centre for Sustainable Energy Technology (zafh.net) at the University of Applied Sciences. A total of twelve scholarships are awarded within this joint PhD programme.

„Windy Cities“

Participating universities: University of Stuttgart – University of Applied Sciences Stuttgart – University of Applied Sciences Esslingen

„Energy revolution“ is a huge topic of high socio-economic relevance and visibility.
The PhD programme „Windy Cities” deals with this topic and focuses on small wind turbines, which can be used in an urban environment for decentralised energy production and for intelligent energy storage.

The programme is mentored by Prof. Dr. Volker Coors (Geoinformatics), Prof. Dr. Ursula Eicker (Physics) and Prof. Dr. Ursula Voss (mathematics) both from the HFT Stuttgart. A total of twelve scholarships will be awarded as stated by the federal department of graduate scholarship, five will be awarded at the University of Applied Sciences Stuttgart, one at Esslingen University and six at the University of Stuttgart.

Helena Forkert (helena.forkert@hft-stuttgart.de)