The aim of the integrated research training group is to recruit the best doctoral students internationally for MAKI and to support them in their doctoral phase through a comprehensive qualification and supervision concept. In doing so, the qualification and supervision measures ensure that prospective scientists are taught essential subject-specific and non-subject-specific qualifications. This increases the chances of success in the doctorate and lays the foundation for a long-term scientific career.
The recruitment concept as part of the organizational concept uses the diverse relationships of the scientists in the CRC. In addition to local and Germany-wide recruitment, job advertisements are placed with the help of international partners. Targeted recruitment takes place in countries of Southern Europe, Eastern Europe, Asia and Latin America, which have a high potential and to which the applicants have intensive relations. A proven multi-stage procedure consisting of on-site selection by our international partners, lectures and group discussions via Skype or Zoom, and finally personal interviews with the candidates in Darmstadt is used. Each doctoral candidate is assigned an administrative contact person on site in Darmstadt, and for doctoral candidates from abroad, start-up assistance is provided in the form of support in finding housing, dealing with authorities, health insurance, etc. International candidates can also be recruited locally via the specialization masters of the TU Darmstadt (“Distributed Software Systems”, “Information and Communications Engineering” and “Internet and Web Technology”). Local students are involved in research at an early stage via the research student instrument.