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Scholarship Program
of the German State of North Rhine-Westphalia
for students from the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan
Call 2015
Scholarship places
at institutions of higher education
in North Rhine-Westphalia
(current version, as of December 9th 2014)
Please choose the scholarship place(s) you seek to apply for;
fill in the corresponding identification number (#) from the following list into the
application form which you can download from
http://www.uni-duesseldorf.de/NRW-Nahost-Foerderprogramme
DISCIPLINES
3
CONTACTS AND FURTHER INFORMATION
5
BIELEFELD UNIVERSITY (BI)
6
BIELEFELD UNIVERSITY OF APPLIED SCIENCES (FH BI)
9
RUHR-UNIVERSITY BOCHUM (BC)
12
BONN-RHEIN-SIEG UNIVERSITY OF APPLIED SCIENCES (BRS)
16
UNIVERSITY OF COLOGNE (KL)
18
TU DORTMUND UNIVERSITY (DO)
20
HEINRICH-HEINE-UNIVERSITY DUESSELDORF (DS)
23
UNIVERSITY OF DUISBURG-ESSEN (DE)
27
RESEARCH CENTER JUELICH (FZJ)
29
UNIVERSITY OF MUENSTER (MS)
35
MUENSTER UNIVERSITY OF APPLIED SCIENCES (MFH)
39
UNIVERSITY OF PADERBORN (PB)
41
UNIVERSITY OF WUPPERTAL (WU)
44
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Disciplines (multiple entries possible)
•
FH BI 2
•
DO 2
•
BI 1
•
BRS 1
•
DS 4
•
FZJ 3
•
FZJ 4
•
FZJ 5
•
MS 3
•
MS 5
Business (Administration) / Economics
•
FH BI 1
Chemistry / Chemical Engineering / Biochemistry /
Pharmacy
•
BC 1
•
FZJ 4
•
FZJ 5
•
MS 1
•
MS 5
•
DS 1
•
DS 4
•
FZJ 2
•
PB 3
•
BC 2
•
DS 2
•
DS 3
•
MS 2
•
DE 1
Architecture / Spatial Planning / Civil Engineering
Biology / Life Sciences / Geography / Environmental
Science / Agriculture
Computer Science / Informatics / Information Sciences
Cultural Studies / Literature / Philology / Linguistics
Educational Science / Didactics
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•
FH BI 3
•
MS 4
•
PB 1
•
PB 3
•
BI 2
•
BC 5
•
KL 2
•
DS 3
•
MS 2
•
FH BI 1
•
KL 1
•
FH BI 3
•
FZJ 2
•
PB 2
•
FH BI 3
•
FZJ 2
•
PB 2
Medicine / Health Sciences
•
FZJ 3
Philosophy / Theology / Religious Studies
•
BC 1
•
FZJ 3
•
MS 3
•
MS 5
•
BI 1
•
BC 1
•
DO 1
•
DS 4
•
FZJ 1
•
FZJ 2
•
FZJ 4
Electrical Engineering
History / Archaeology / Anthropology
Law
Mathematics
Mechanical Engineering / Process Engineering /
Material Engineering / Material Sciences
Physics / Geophysics / Nanotechnology / Astronomy /
Laser Sciences
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Psychology / Cognitive Science / Neuroscience
Social Sciences / Sociology / Politics
Contacts and further information
Heinrich-Heine-University Duesseldorf
International Office
Universitaetsstrasse 1
D–40225 Duesseldorf
Germany
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FZJ 5
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MS 1
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MS 4
•
PB 2
•
WU 1
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FH BI 1
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BC 6
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FZJ 3
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BI 2
•
BC 4
Dr. Guido Quetsch
Phone: +49 (0)211 / 81 14092
Fax: +49 (0)211 / 81 11334
Email: [email protected]
Bielefeld University (BI)
Bielefeld - the "university of short ways" and of "interdisciplinary intertwinement"! Whereas elsewhere
the departments and institutes are spread all over the city, Bielefeld has its entire university in one
building. This way, students may even utilize their lecture breaks and peek into other classes or
lectures. In the library, the sections of related departments, e.g., physics and chemistry, are found
right next to each other. Due to the compactness of the building, it could be equipped with a computer
network, even traversing department boundaries, e.g., mathematics and physics, at an early stage.
Nowhere else is interdisciplinarity practiced in this way; there's even a special-purpose Center for
Interdisciplinary Research, "ZiF". In particular, the use of expensive equipment such as transmission
electron microscopes is shared between the biology and physics departments, the math department's
visualization lab is open to people of other disciplines, as well. Physicists and chemists closely
collaborate in some laboratories. There is a joint study program called "Natural Sciences and
Information Technology" in cooperation with the Technical Faculty. Young scientists come to Bielefeld
from all parts of the globe to participate in our research activities. There exist close contacts with the
research centers DESY at Hamburg and CERN (elementary particle physics) at Geneva as well as
with BESSY (molecular and surface physics) at Berlin and ESRF at Grenoble, among others. There
are a multitude of cooperations with research institutions and universities, domestic and foreign.
Bielefeld University offers the opportunity of taking a German language course at “PunktUm”.
www.uni-bielefeld.de
Contact:
Dr. Thomas Luettenberg,
Dezernat III
Head/ International Office
Universitaetsstr. 25, D–33615 Bielefeld
Phone. +49-(0)521/106-4088,
E-mail: [email protected]
# BI 1
Institute
Faculty of Physics
Contact at the
institute
Prof. Dr. Armin
Goelzhaeuser
Number
of
places
Discipline or
subject area
2
Physics, Chemistry
– 6/45 –
Scholars’ degree
program
(B = Bachelor; M =
Master; P = PhD)
M
Time frame:
April – December
Institute’s focal research
areas
Supramolecular Physics, Chemical Nanolithography, Carbon
Nanomembranes
– 7/45 –
# BI 2
Institute
Contact at the
institute
Institute for Science and
Technology Studies (IWT)
Prof. Dr. Martin
Carrier
Time frame:
June – December
Institute’s focal research
areas
Number
of
places
Discipline or
subject area
1
Sociology,
Philosophy, History
Bursars’ degree
program
(B = Bachelor; M =
Master; P= PhD)
M
•
Science and Technology Studies; Philosophy of Science,
History of Science, Public Understanding of Science;
•
History, Philosophy and Social Studies of Science
– 8/45 –
Bielefeld University of Applied Sciences (FH BI)
Faculties: Design, Architecture and Civil Engineering, Technics (new), Engineering and Mathematics,
Social Sciences, Business and Health
Courses mainly in German as language of instruction
Winter semester 2014/2015: about 9.400 students enrolled, including 240 international students
German language courses for guest students are organized either within the faculty itsself or in
cooperation with a further education college or private language institute
http://www.fh-bielefeld.de/
Contact:
Grit Dörfel, Head of International Office,
Bielefeld University of Applied Sciences,
Kurt-Schumacher-Str. 6, 33615 Bielefeld, Germany
Phone: +49-521/106-7710
Fax: +49-521/106-7794
E-Mail: [email protected]
– 9/45 –
# FH BI 1
Institute
Faculty of Business and
Health, Department of
Business
Contact at the
institute
Prof. Dr. Uwe
Roessler
Number
of
places
Discipline or
subject area
2
Business
Administration,
Business
Information
Systems, Business
Law, Business
Psychology,
International Studies
in Management
Scholars’ degree
program (M =
Master; P = PhD)
M
Teaching
language:
German/English
(depends on the
course)
Working language:
German and
English
Personal
consultation by
professors and
teachers in English
Papers can be
written in English
st
th
Time frame:
September 1
Institute’s focal research
areas
There is not a specialization in one Research Field. The Faculty is
Business with focus on General Business Administration, Information
Systems, Law, Psychology, and International.
– December 20
The stipendiary should participate in our course programme and it is
possible that he/she can work at a special subject in cooperation with
one of our professors.
In the Department of Nursing and Health there would also be the
possibility to work in the field of healthcare, nursing (practice);
Professional consulting and teaching in the instruction of health care
professions;
Management of pedagogic institutions in the health care sector.
– 10/45 –
# FH BI 2
Institute
Contact at the
institute
Number
of
places
Discipline or
subject area
Master; P = PhD)
Faculty of Architecture and
Civil Engineering
Prof. Dr.-Ing.
2 for
Civil engineering or
Johannes Weinig English
architecture
speaking
students,
5 for
German
speaking
students
Time frame:
September 14 – December 20
Institute’s focal research
areas
Scholars’ degree
program (M =
th
M
th
-
Surveying methods and skills
-
Construction of plain light buildings (e.g. sports halls or
stadiums)
-
Water engineering and water management
-
Micro- and ultra-filtration methods
-
Construction, Energy, Environment:
- water engineering including water preparation,
- energetic building restoration with alternative energy concepts
# FH BI 3
Institute
Faculty of Engineering and
Mathematics
Contact at the
institute
Prof. Dr. Klaus
Rüdiger
st
Number
of
places
Discipline or
subject area
2
Electrical
Engineering,
Mechanical
Engineering,
Industrial
Engineering
Mechatronics,
Computational
Engineering
Renewable
Energies, Applied
Mathematics,
Biotechnology
Scholars’ degree
program (M =
Master; P = PhD)
M
Classes in German
language
Personal
consultation by
professors and
teachers in English
Papers can be
written in English
th
Time frame:
September 1
Institute’s focal research
areas
The scholar should work on a specific topic relevant to their Bachelor-or
Master course in their home country with one of our professors. It could
be a project for a term paper or relevant work for the Bachelor or Master
thesis.
– December 20
– 11/45 –
Ruhr-University Bochum (BC)
Ruhr University Bochum (RUB), about 41,000 students, 4,500 foreign students; modern and
innovative university with a wide range of study courses and excellent research institutions, located in
one of the most culturally interesting regions in the heart of Europe.
University homepage: www.rub.de
International Office: www.international.rub.deGerman language courses start each October (winter
term) and April (summer term) and are free of charge for all RUB students.
RUB homepage: http://www.rub.de/index_en.htm
International: http://international.rub.de/index.html.en
Contact:
Ms. Jonna Haensel-Neumann
Ruhr-Universitaet Bochum
Studierendenhaus (SH), Raum 1/193
Universitätsstr. 150, D-44780 Bochum
Phone +49-234-32-25425,
Fax +49-234-32-14684,
E-mail: [email protected]
# BC 1
Institute
Contact at the
institute
Number
of
places
Discipline or
subject area
2
Biology,
Biochemistry,
Genetics, Medicine
(B = Bachelor; M =
Master; P = PhD)
Department of Anatomy
and Molecular Embryology
Prof. Beate
Brand-Saberi
Time frame:
May – December
Institute’s focal research
areas
Developmental and Stem Cell Biology
Cell Migration, Tomor Biology, Cytoskeleton
– 12/45 –
Scholars’ degree
program
M, P
# BC 2
Institute
Philosophy of Language
and Cognition
Contact at the
institute
Prof. Dr. Markus
Werning
Number
of
places
Discipline or
subject area
2
Philosophy
Scholars’ degree
program
(B = Bachelor; M =
Master; P = PhD)
M, P
Linguistics
Mercator Research Group
Structure of Memory
(Philosophy &
Neuroscience)
Cognitive Science
Time frame:
May – December
Institute’s focal research
areas
Philosophy of Language and Mind, Epistemology, Semantics,
Philosophy of Neuroscience and Psychology
EEG, Computational Modelling
# BC 3
Institute
Institute for Philosophy II
Contact at the
institute
Prof. Dr. Tobias
Schlicht
Number
of
places
Discipline or
subject area
2
TheoreticaI
Philosophy: Mind,
Logic, Language,
Epistemology
Prof. Dr. James
Wilberding
Scholars’ degree
program
(B = Bachelor; M=
Master; P= PhD)
M
Ancient Philosophy
Time frame:
May – December
Institute’s focal research
areas
The institute is specialized in Philosophy of Language, Mind and
Science. It is also offering Logic and Epistemology and a program in
Ancient Philosophy
– 13/45 –
# BC 4
Institute
Contact at the
institute
Hans Kilian und Lotte
Dr. Christian
Köhler Centrum für sozialGudehus
und kulturwissenschaftliche
Psychologie und historische
Anthropologie
Number
of
places
Discipline or
subject area
1
Social Science
Time frame:
September – December
Institute’s focal research
areas
Possible Fields of Research
Scholars’ degree
program
(B = Bachelor; M=
Master; P= PhD)
M, P
- Social and Cultural Psychology
- Social Theory
- Memory Studies
- Violence and Aggression Research
- Postcolonial and Gender Studies
- Qualitative Research Methods
Depending on the Qualification of the Applicant:
- Developing a research project for the Master/PhD Thesis
- Work on the Master/PhD Thesis
- Preparation of a research project (e.g., writing a proposal)
- Teaching
- A workshop/conference may be organized in advance and held during
the applicant’s stay
– 14/45 –
# BC 5
Institute
Contact at the
institute
Number
of
places
Discipline or
subject area
3
Archaeology of the
Graeco-roman
eastern
Mediterranean /
Near East;
Phoenician
archaeology
Scholars’ degree
program
(B = Bachelor; M =
Master; P = PhD)
Institute of Archaeological
Science
Dr. Patric Kreuz
Time frame:
May – July
Institute’s focal research
areas
- Jordan and the Decapolis in the Graeco-roman period;
M, P
- The Herodian kingdom;
- Archaeology of the Phoenician diaspora
# BC 6
Institute
Contact at the
institute
Number
of
places
Discipline or
subject area
2
Neuropsychology,
Cognitive
Neuroscience
Scholars’ degree
program
(B = Bachelor; M=
Master; P= PhD)
Dept. Of Neuropsychology
Prof. Dr. Boris
Suchan
Time frame:
April – July; October - December
Institute’s focal research
areas
We have many research topics. We are interested in the processing of
faces and bodies in the human brain. We are also interested in the
involvement of the medial temporal lobe in the formation of long term
memory and also in perception.
M, P
As techniques, we are using EEG and fMRI. Please take a look at our
homepage to get an impression of our research topics (http://www.ruhruni-bochum.de/neuropsy/).
– 15/45 –
Bonn-Rhein-Sieg University of Applied Sciences
(BRS)
The Bonn-Rhine-Sieg University of Applied Sciences (BRS U) was established in 1995 as a national
university funded by the government.
BRS U specializes in business administration, natural sciences, computer science, social security
management, technical journalism and engineering. The focus areas for BRS U are applied research
and development, technology transfer using international and interdisciplinary approaches. There is an
emphasis on internships and practical applications in industry and research and joint research projects
with numerous companies and institutions.
As English or another foreign language is a required subject for all students, the university has
established a central Language Centre which designs, coordinates and carries out foreign language
instruction on all three campuses. These specific-purpose courses are taught predominantly by native
speakers, and state-of-the-art IC technologies are often implemented, primarily through the use of new
language labs and self-access centres in both Rheinbach and Sankt Augustin. Especially for foreign
students, “German as a foreign language” is offered including the TestDaf Exam.
The campuses in Sankt Augustin, Rheinbach and Hennef are well-equipped with modern laboratories,
and technical equipment. BRS U has approximately 120 Professors of which many receive research
grants and other 280 teaching staff. There are about 120 support staff including technical and
administrative employees. BRS U currently has around 5500 students and the Department of Natural
Sciences recruits about 200 undergraduate in Bachelor programs and about 30 students in a Master
program each year in two study courses: Applied Biology (as an international study course), Chemistry
with Material Sciences (as an German study course), and Forensic Sciences (taught in German and
English).
www.h-bonn-rhein-sieg.de
Contact:
Ms.Lea Mund
Hochschule Bonn-Rhein-Sieg
(Bonn-Rhine-Sieg University of Applied Sciences)
International Office – Welcome Centre
Grantham-Allee 20
53757 Sankt Augustin
Germany
Tel +49 (0) 2241/865-671
Fax +49 (0) 2241/865-8671
E-Mail: [email protected]
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# BRS 1
Institute
Contact at the
institute
Number
of
places
Discipline or
subject area
2
Biology
Scholars’ degree
program
(B = Bachelor; M =
Master; P = PhD)
Department of Natural
Sciences
Prof. Dr. Edda
Tobiasch
Time frame:
July 1 / August 1 – November (any time period within this time frame
is possible, but it must be at least 10 weeks)
Institute’s focal research
areas
The work deals with stem cell differentiation and signal transduction.
st
M, P
st
Overview:
Recent progress in our understanding of stem cell differentiation and
cell transplantation has opened new therapeutic avenues in the
treatment of human diseases involving chronic or acute tissue-specific
cell loss. Consequently, experimental cell replacement strategies have
been attempted involving adult stem cells with the aim of developing
therapies.
Human mesenchymal stem cells which are isolated from adipose tissue
have the advantage of potential autologous transplantation ability.
There is evidence that they can be differentiated in chondrogenic,
osteogenic, adipogenic and myogenic lineages. Inductions of the cells
into multiple mesenchymal lineages already resulted in the expression
of several lineage-specific genes, proteins and specific metabolic
activity.
We aim at investigating fat-derived MSC, as potential donor cells, for
their ability to differentiate in the osteogenic and beta cell direction for
future treatment of diabetes and large bone defects and in the
adipogenic direction to investigate the influence of the differentiating fat
cell in the development of atheroclerosis.
In another project ecto-mensenchymal stem cells derived from dental
follicles of wisdom teeth are used to improve dental implant stability.
The last study involves Hox genes for the characterization of stem cells
derived from various human body parts during differentiation.
More information on the subjects ca be found on the homepage:
http://fb05.fh-bonn-rhein-sieg.de/tobiasch.html
The work encompasses the following topics for potential
scholarship holder:
• Differentiation and characterisation of adult, human mesenchymal
stem cells
• Determination of the role of the differentiating adipocyte in the
pathogenesis of diabetes mellitus type 2
• P2 and Hox signalling in human stem cells
• Biocompatibility testing of nano-structured polymers as scaffolds for
3D tissue engineering
• Stem cell interaction with natural and artificial scaffolds
The group is composed of the lab leader, a scientist, two PhD
students, and several Master- and Bachelor students working on their
theses. One of the PhD students will take care for the guest student.
– 17/45 –
University of Cologne (KL)
The University of Cologne was founded in 1388 and is one of the oldest and largest universities in
Germany. The six faculties offer students a wide range of subjects as well as a great variety in choice
and combination of courses and disciplines. The University of Cologne is popular not only due to the
diversity of academic opportunities but also to the unique atmosphere of Cologne itself. Also by
tradition, the university is internationally oriented and cooperates closely with people and institutions
worldwide. The internationalization of teaching and research can be seen through joint programs with
universities and colleges from abroad, double degree programmes, graduate schools, summer
schools, short-time programmes, the binding of the (German and international) alumni. An important
aspect of the strong international position of our university is the recruitment of qualified international
students. Students who expect and fulfil high standards at the university, will find best studying
conditions here.
In 2012, the University of Cologne was distinguished by the German Excellence Initiative, and now
belongs to the small group of elite universities in Germany.
The University of Cologne offers German language courses for international students. They are taught
by our German as a Foreign Language Department. Scholarship holders can participate in the presemester intensive language courses which take place in March / September or in the semester
courses (April to July / October to February respectively). These courses are offered also for
beginners’ level; in case of successful completion participants can obtain credit points. The number of
places is limited. Registration for the courses takes place through the International Office of the
University.
www.uni-koeln.de
Contact:
Dr. Stefan Bildhauer (Mr.) /
Daniela Simut-Perent, M.A. (Ms.)
Universitaet zu Koeln
Albertus-Magnus-Platz; 50923 Koeln
Tel. +49 221 470 - 2382; or -1340
[email protected]
[email protected]
– 18/45 –
# KL 1
Institute
Contact at the
institute
Department of Criminal Law Prof. Dr. Martin
and Criminal Procedure
Wassmer
Law
Number
of
places
Discipline or
subject area
1
Criminal Law;
Criminal Procedure
Law
Scholars’ degree
program
(B = Bachelor; M =
Master; P = PhD)
M
Time frame:
May - December
Institute’s focal research
areas
Criminal law, criminal procedure law, criminal tax law, administrative
criminal law, European criminal law and medical criminal law. This can
be the areas of work of the scholars.
# KL 2
Institute
Contact at the
institute
Number
of
places
Discipline or
subject area
2
Classics-Ancient
History
(B = Bachelor; M =
Master; P = PhD)
History Seminar
Prof. Dr. Werner
Eck
Time frame:
June – October
Institute’s focal research
areas
Roman Imperial History (first five centuries AD)
– 19/45 –
Scholars’ degree
program
M
TU Dortmund University (DO)
The TU Dortmund University was established in 1968 and comprises 16 Faculties, Collaborative
Research Centres, Graduate Schools & Graduate Colleges, and a number of affiliated institutes as
well as other associated and science institutes like Fraunhofer Institutes-and the Max Planck Institute
for Molecular Physiology (MPI) The number of students in the fall term WS14 /15 amounted to almost
32.000. The staff consists of 350 professors, 1.900 academics and about 1.300 non-academic staff.
The TU Dortmund University supports interdisciplinary cooperation between its fields of study. To
combine and analyze the strengths and activities a program of thematic "research bands" has been
developed. The “bands” allow cross-referencing beyond the bounds of single departments, faculties
and disciplines.
The TU Dortmund University has set itself an ambitious goal: research, teaching and courses of study
are to be given an even more consistently international orientation over the coming years. In addition
to its integration within the region, with all its structural changes, the university is deliberately focusing
on a second aspect: Within the scope of a comprehensive network of international university
partnerships and research co-operations, the TU Dortmund University will strengthen its position
among the global players in the field of science.
The university already offers extensive support measures for foreign students. With the regular
orientation program "Come2Campus", the Office for International Relations helps international
“freshmen” to cope with the new living and learning conditions. Together with the city of Dortmund, the
university strives to improve the services provided for foreign students.
A further way of improving the general conditions for successful completion of courses of study for
international students is to increase the number of lectures held in English. Building the network
connecting the TU Dortmund University with partner institutions in Europe and all over the world has
been a priority for decades. A huge number of co-operations among students, academics, institutes
and departments, as well as world-wide university partnerships, opens up global thinking for the region
and makes the university's achievements and competence available to the scientific community
worldwide.
www.tu-dortmund.de
TU Dortmund University offers a 4-week intensive German class prior to each semester, i.e. in the
months of March and September. During the semester students can take part in German as a foreign
language classes offered by our Language Center. More information:
http://www.aaa.unidortmund.de/cms/en/International_Students/Exchange_Students__ERASMUS_/Ge
rman_Language_Course/index.html
Students have to be enrolled to take part in these courses.
Contact:
Dr. Barbara Schneider
TU Dortmund University / International Office
Emil-Figge-Str. 61, D–44227 Dortmund,
Phone: +49-(0)231/755-5331
E-mail: [email protected]
– 20/45 –
# DO 1
Institute
Experimental physics
Contact at the
institute
Prof. Dr. Dr.
Rhode
Number
of
places
Discipline or
subject area
1
Physics
Scholars’ degree
program (M =
Master; P = PhD)
M
Thorben Menne
Time frame:
May – August 15th
Institute’s focal research
areas
Scientific Program and Experimental Purpose: The astroparticle physics
group working at TU Dortmund offers the possibility to gain insight and
knowledge in neutrino astronomy for students from North America and
Great Britain. The utilization of neutrinos as a probe for astrophysical
processes is a relatively young field in astroparticle physics having its
beginning in the 1980s. Since then, the field of neutrino astronomy has
evolved rapidly. Nowadays there are several neutrino telescopes
running or under construction with the IceCube detector being by far the
biggest one at the moment. The IceCube detector is a cubic kilometer
neutrino telescope located at the geographic South Pole operating 1.5
kilometers under the Antarctic ice. Institutes around the globe contribute
to the success of this challenging experiment. IceCube consists of more
then 5000 photomultipliers and records about 78 TB of raw data per
day. The energy range goes from 10 GeV up to multiple PeV and gives
deep insight to many different aspects of stroparticle physics. In the
high energy range IceCube detects ultrahigh-energetic extraterrestrial
neutrinos, which may come from Active Galactic Nuclei (AGN) and
Gamma Ray Bursts (GRBs). As these astrophysical neutrinos are
expected to be created by the interaction of protons accelerated by a
black hole with the surrounding matter, the detection of such neutrinos
would shed light on processes taking place in the ultimatevicinity of
black holes. At lower energies IceCube mainly detects neutrinos and
leptons being created in the atmosphere. Therefore it’s an excellent
instrument to investigate the spectrum and composition of cosmic rays.
Furthermore IceCube is involved in the search for physics beyond the
standard model in the fields of dark matter and sterile neutrinos. With
neutrino astronomy being a relatively young discipline there is much
room for contribution in the development of new analysis strategies and
software. Project Description: With the IceCube detector it is possible to
explore a field of physics with many mysteries and unsolved questions.
Analyses are made with a specific selection of events to find answers
for those questions. Those selections try to separate between relevant
and irrelevant events for the specific analysis, therefore most of the time
you are only able to find what you are looking for. In this Rise-Project
you will investigate the IceCube data with a broader perspective by
using techniques andalgorithms from the field of unsupervised learning.
With unsupervised learning one tries to find outliers and hidden
structure in data. It is used for example to detect insurance fraudsters,
to get a better read of genetic codes, to find irregular bank transfer and
in many more applications. In your project you will apply some of those
techniques in recorded IceCube data. While interpreting your results
you will get a deep understanding of the detector and the related
physics. You will be the first using unsupervised learning on IceCube
data and your analysis will give a completely new view of the detector.
So this will be pioneering work and we can’t give you step-by-step
directions. Instead you are challenged to contribute with own ideas so
we can work out an analysis plan together.
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# DO 2
Institute
Contact at the
institute
Number
of
places
Discipline or
subject area
1
Urban Design/
1
Spatial Planning
Scholars’ degree
program (M =
Master; P = PhD)
M, P
Faculty of Spatial Planning,
Department of Urban
Design and Landscape
Planning
Prof. Christa
Reicher;
Claudia Becker
Time frame:
September 15 – December 15
Institute’s focal research
areas
Sustainable regional development; Urban reconstruction and
environment; Urban design and housing; Reconstruction of historical
sites.
th
th
1
with specification in sustainable regional and urban development, water and environment
management, renewal of ancient sites, housing and social development (e.g. MSc of UPLD Master
programme at Birzeit,University or MSc of GJU’s Master programme in Spatial Planning)
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Heinrich-Heine-University Duesseldorf (DS)
Even though the French emperor Napoleon I planned to found a university in Duesseldorf in 1811,
with the Rhine area being thought of as an intellectual buffer zone between France and Prussia,
Duesseldorf had to wait one more century. In 1907 the Duesseldorf Academy for Applied Medicine
was founded and opened together with the newly-built Municipal Hospital, which was at that time the
most modern clinical complex in the German Empire. Since the Academy had no university
constitution, it was only allowed to instruct medical trainees, not students. The academy itself and part
of the population launched several initiatives to change the status of the institution. In 1923 they finally
succeeded when a university constitution including the right to train students was given to the Medical
Academy of Duesseldorf. The study of dental medicine was subsequently incorporated, and by 1935
even doctoral degrees could be awarded in Duesseldorf.
After World War II the federal state of North Rhine-Westphalia and the City of Duesseldorf signed a
contract which stated that the federal state would take over the Medical Academy, while the hospitals
remained municipally owned. The Medical Academy became the University of Duesseldorf in
November 1965, and in January 1966 it became a university with a medical faculty and a combined
faculty of arts and natural sciences. In December 1988 the university senate decided to change the
institution's name to Heinrich-Heine University Duesseldorf, in commemoration of one of the city's
most renowned sons whose critical and inquisitive, poetic mind reached out across national borders
and fought against small-mindedness.
Today the university forms the backbone of Duesseldorf's academic reputation. Faced with nationwide cuts in university spending, the University of Duesseldorf has continued to thrive. Despite its
recent foundation it has gained the reputation usually associated only with universities rich in age and
tradition. The university's continuous development has made it home to a distinguished range of
subjects, including medical science, natural sciences, economics, law, and the humanities. The
degree requirements allow for numerous combinations of subjects, and study programs can be
tailored to fit individual needs. Some subjects, such as Literary Translation, Yiddish Culture, Language
and Literature, and Media Science, are unique features of our curriculum. Further specialties in the
Faculty of Arts include Modern Japan Studies, and German as a Foreign Language which address the
needs of the international business community. The Faculty of Economics focuses particularly on
International Management. European and International Law enjoy an elevated position at the Faculty
of Law, which is also a renowned center of commercial law. Duesseldorf has also become a hub of
Biotechnology. The focal points of research within the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences
are Genetics and Molecular Biology.
The Faculty of Medicine has gained a reputation for its research in Cardiology; Cell and Gene Therapy
form the backbone of clinical research. The Center of Biomedical Research (BMFZ) stands out as a
center of excellence. Several institutions devoted to special fields are attached to the university, for
example the Institute of Diabetic Research, and the Medical Institute for Environmental Hygiene. The
Institute for International Communication is also located on campus.
Ample proof of the confidence that sponsors place in the research conducted at HHUD can be seen in
the number of collaborative research centers and research training programs. The University of
Duesseldorf ranks 18th among the top 45 universities (113 in total), which together receive 90% of all
project funds granted in Germany.
The university's international profile is the result of the active exchange programs it maintains with
partner universities in regions as diverse as California and Peking, Reading and Naples. In any given
year, about 3000 foreign students come from more than 110 nations, and over 120 guest academics
conduct their research here. The total number of students amounts to approximately 25000. The
number of faculty exceeds 1500.
Last but not least, the university has the advantage of occupying a pleasant site. After long hours of
study it is tempting to take a stroll through the Botanical Garden located right on campus....
www.uni-duesseldorf.de
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Contact:
Monika Lent-Oeztuerk (Mrs.)
Heinrich-Heine-Universitaet Duesseldorf
International Office (Building 16.11)
Universitaetsstraße 1, D–40225 Duesseldorf
Phone: +49-(0)211/811-0726
E-mail: [email protected]
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# DS 1
Institute
Institute of Computer
Science
Contact at the
institute
Prof. Dr.-Ing.
Number
of
places
Discipline or
subject area
2
Technology of
Kalman Graffi
st
Scholars’ degree
program
(B = Bachelor; M =
Master; P = PhD)
M, P
Social Networks
th
Time frame:
July 1 – November 30
Institute’s focal research
areas
Topic 1: Smart devices (based on Android) allow nowadays to create
wireless mesh networks which can be used to implement large scale
mobile ad hoc networks used for local communication. Using only local
wireless communication technology, our aim in this project is to
investigate the potential and capacity for multihop routing and multinode data synchronization within the Android operating environment.
Having 10 Android Tablets and 30 Raspberry Pis at hand, the student
will sep up a testbed environment for wireless mesh networking. Based
on previous work, which allows to create wireless mesh networks with
Android devices, the student will implement a specific application, using
this functionality and test it within the testbed environment. In specific
the student will research with help of the advisor a peer-to-peer
communication scheme (such as multicast) or a data storage and
replication on top of this wireless mesh network. This can create
convenient applications which do not use the Internet but fully rely on
decentralized, geographical close wireless communication. Potential
applications to test are messaging services, such as Whatsapp, or data
synchronization (such as Dropbox) on mobile devices. During the
internship, the student will gain insights in Android programming,
researching protocols for local wireless (peer-to-peer) networks, as well
as a solid background in the evaluation of wireless networks. The
student is lead to a point that a scientific publication can be created,
which is submitted to an IEEE or ACM conference.
Topic 2: Peer-to-peer networks gain more and more popularity as a tool
to overcome surveillance in the Internet and to foster highspeed peerto-peer connectivity for media streaming or data synchronization. In the
core of peer-to-peer research activities is the search for new overlays
matching the needs of timely applications. New applications such as
social networks or decentralized markets for services for on-the-fly
computing define dedicated functional and quality-related requirements,
which must be matched by the overlay. Within this project the student
selects together with the advisor a popular yet unsupported application
area and surveys briefly related work in this field. As main tool for
research evaluation, the peer-to-peer system simulator
PeerfactSim.KOM is used. The student is getting a crash-course in the
simulator. As a main step, a novel overlay is designed (specific for the
aforementioned application) and implemented in the simulator. Using
the simulator, largescale experiments are conducted to evaluated the
new solution in detail. During the internship, the student will gain insight
in the design, implementation and evaluation of timely peer-to-peer
overlay networks. With a solid introduction in the evaluation
methodology, the student is lead to a point that a scientific publication
can be created, which is submitted to an IEEE or ACM conference.
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# DS 2
Institute
Contact at the
institute
Number
of
places
Discipline or
subject area
3
Yiddish (including
interdisciplinary
studies)
Scholars’ degree
program
(B = Bachelor; M =
Master; P = PhD)
Department for Yiddish
Culture, Language, and
Literature
Prof. Dr. Marion
Aptroot
Time frame:
April – July or September - December
Institute’s focal research
areas
Yiddish: Yiddish Language, Yiddish Literature and Culture, Yiddish
Historical Linguistics
M, P
# DS 3
Institute
Contact at the
institute
Number
of
places
Discipline or
subject area
2
Jewish Studies;
History (English
language)
Scholars’ degree
program
(B = Bachelor; M =
Master; P = PhD)
Institute for Jewish Studies
Prof. Dr. Stefan
Rohrbacher
Time frame:
Summer term 2015 (May – September)
Institute’s focal research
areas
Jewish history of the early modern period, 19th century German-Jewish
History, History of Antisemitism
M, P
# DS 4
Institute
Bioinformatics
Contact at the
institute
Prof. Lercher
Number
of
places
Discipline or
subject area
2
Informatics, Biology, M, P
Physics
Scholars’ degree
program
(B = Bachelor; M =
Master; P = PhD)
Time frame:
May - December
Institute’s focal research
areas
Bioinformatics, especially evolutionary genomics and simulations of
metabolic network function
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University of Duisburg-Essen (DE)
Creative inspiration between the Rhine and Ruhr: the University of Duisburg-Essen (UDE) is located in
the European region with the highest density of institutions of higher learning. Created in 2003 by the
merger of the universities of Duisburg and Essen, the UDE is the youngest university in North RhineWestphalia and one of the ten largest universities in Germany. Both campuses are easy to reach and
offer some 31,000 students a broad academic spectrum with an international orientation – ranging
from the humanities and social sciences to economics and the engineering and natural sciences,
including medicine. Students from 130 countries are currently enrolled at the UDE.
In many disciplines the UDE ranks amongst the TOP 10 of German research universities. Over the
past three years, research income has risen by 150 percent, a development which is also thanks to
the five main research areas: Nanosciences, Biomedical Sciences, Urban Systems, Empirical
Research in Education, and Change of Contemporary Societies.
Free German classes in preparation for one’s studies see:
http://www.uni-due.de/international/en_germancourses.shtml
www.uni-duisburg-essen.de
Contact:
Petra Günther
International Office
University Duisburg-Essen
45117 Essen
Tel.: +49-(0)201-183-2068
Tel.: +49-(0)203-379-2445
[email protected]
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# DE 1
Institute
Chair of Educational Media
and Knowledge
Management,
Contact at the
institute
Prof. Dr. Michael
Kerres
Number
of
places
Discipline or
subject area
2
Educational
Technology,
Instructional Design
Scholars’ degree
program
(B = Bachelor; M =
Master; P = PhD)
M, P
Learning Lab
Time frame:
Institute’s focal research
areas
12 weeks during May - December
•
Open Education and Open Educational Resources
•
Impacts of MOOCS for Education
•
Implications of BYOD in school settings
•
Social media for informal learning and in formal learning
contexts
•
Sustainable implementation of learning innovations
•
Instructional design for problem based approaches in online
learning
•
Game based learning and gamification, mobile learning
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Research Center Juelich (FZJ)
Research Centre Jülich, member of the Helmholtz Association, is one of the major research
institutions in Europe.
Key technologies in the areas of health, energy and environment, and information characterize the
profile of Forschungszentrum Jülich.
Our potential for meeting the objective of "key technologies for tomorrow" lies in 4,600 employees who
work together in an interdisciplinary manner, over 200 cooperation partners in Germany and abroad, a
unique infrastructure, and our special expertise in physics, materials science, nanotechnology, and
information technology. We harness this potential to generate new solutions for the areas of health,
energy and environment, and information.
Forschungszentrum Jülich is proud of the tools it provides for its researchers to do their work:
simulation with supercomputers, research with neutrons, imaging techniques for medicine,
nanotechnology tools–these modern instruments allow science to break through to new horizons of
knowledge. This infrastructure, valued and used by researchers throughout the globe, characterizes
Jülich the home of key technologies.
The Research Centre is located near the town of Jülich, close to the university cities Aachen, Bonn,
Cologne and Düsseldorf. The proximity of Jülich to the Netherlands, Belgium and Luxemburg as well
as about 700 international guest scientists per year add to an excellent and inspiring training
environment.
German language courses are organised in the context of our in-house training programme and are
free of charge.
www.fz-juelich,de
Contact:
Gabriele Weiland
Corporate Development (UE)
Forschungszentrum Juelich GmbH
D-52425 Juelich, Germany
Phone:+49 – (0)2461 – 61.3388
Fax:+49 – (0)2461 – 61.1816
e-mail: [email protected]
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# FZJ 1
Institute
Central Institute of
Engineering, Electronics
and Analytics (ZEA)
Contact at the
institute
Dr. Ghaleb
Natour
Number
of
places
Discipline or
subject area
1
Mechanical
engineering;
Material Science;
Physics
Scholars’ degree
program
(B = Bachelor; M =
Master; P = PhD)
M, P
ZEA-1- Engineering and
Technology
Time frame:
Institute’s focal research
areas
End of August - end of November
Modern research requires technically sophisticated experimental
facilities, expensive laboratory instruments and complicated measuring
techniques. The institute part “Engineering and Technology | ZEA-1 of
the Central Institute for Engineering, Electronics and Analytics| ZEA
develops and builds technical equipment, instruments, setups and
processes on a high level as an important contribution to successful
scientific cutting-edge research. More than 150 people, mainly
engineers, scientists and technicians are working closely together with
the researchers of our scientific partner institutes, and with the other
institute parts “Electronic Systems” and “Analytics” of ZEA.
For the participants of the NRW Scholarship Program for students from
Israel, Palestine, and Jordan ZEA-1 offers the following internships:
Welding of special metals with the laser beam under vacuum
conditions
First studies about laser beam welding in vacuum have shown that
significantly different interaction of the laser beam with the treated
materials can be generated by the reduction of ambient pressure.
Previous works with the aim of achieving high weld depth in aluminum
and steel alloys show very beneficial results.
The potential of laser beam welding in vacuum of refractory metals,
such as titanium, niobium, molybdenum and tungsten, but also of
copper were so far still not or only superficially investigated.
To determine the potential of laser beam welding in vacuum as a
manufacturing process for scientific apparatus engineering, the limits of
pressure-reduced laser application shall be scientifically investigated.
The pressure dependency of beam/material interaction and the material
properties after laser beam treatment in vacuum shall be examined.
Strength evaluation of glass-ceramic joints for high temperature
applications
Solid oxide fuel cells (SOFC) are energy conversion devices for an
efficient and clean production of electricity. The aggregates need to be
sealed gas-tight and electrically insulating by a glass-ceramic sealant.
Unfortunately the insufficient strength often is a problem for the
operation of SOFC stacks.
Latest investigations of ZEA-1 have shown that tensile strength
measurements can be improved by an adaptation of component
geometry of the glass-ceramic joints. The preparation of samples and
evaluation of the improved toughness method is the main focus of the
scholarship. In further experiments, the influence of different operation
conditions like increased temperatures, cyclic and long term ageing of
the joints have to be investigated.
Setting up a black body with temperature control for the
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calibration of an interferometer
A black body is an idealized physical body that absorbs all incident
electromagnetic radiation, regardless of frequency or angle of
incidence. A blackbody at a constant temperature also emits
electromagnetic radiation; the so called black-body radiation. The
radiation is emitted according to Planck's law, meaning that it has a
spectrum that is determined only by the temperature and not by the
body's shape or composition.
In the internship the following tasks has to be done:
Determine a cooling concept using Peltier elements.
Performing Temperature measurement and evaluation of the black
body radiator surface. Development of a remote control system using
LabView to control and readout the temperature.
Testing of the black body system.
# FZJ 2
Institute
Contact at the
institute
Number
of
places
Discipline or
subject area
1
Physics,
Mathematics,
Biomedical
Engineering,
Computer Science
Scholars’ degree
program
(B = Bachelor; M =
Master; P = PhD)
Institute of Neurosciences
and Medicine (INM-2)
Prof. Andreas
Bauer
Dr. Simone Beer
Time frame:
May - December
Institute’s focal research
areas
Positron Emission Tomography (PET) is a non-invasive technique for
studying in vivo tracer pharmacokinetics and metabolism. High
resolution animal PET is used e.g. for receptor studies in brain
research, where the best possible image quality and quantitative
accuracy is required. The combination of PET with Computer
Tomography (CT) gives additional and complementary information
about the anatomy. The focus for the scholarship project is to take part
in the development of methodology to provide the best possible image
quality and quantitative accuracy for high-resolution PET and combined
PET/CT. The work may involve computer modeling and simulation, the
development of dedicated imaging strategies, image reconstruction
algorithms or statistical analysis. PET is multi-disciplinary, so that the
projects offer the opportunity to experience collaborative research and
teamwork among various disciplines from chemistry, physics,
engineering and mathematics to biology and (pre)clinical research. The
hosting group “Molecular Neuroimaging” comprises physicians,
biologists, physicists and several technicians. Currently, the working
group operates a combined PET, CT and SPECT scanner for small
animal imaging as well as laboratory facilities for in vitro techniques
(e.g. autoradiography) and extensive analytical processes as parts of
PET imaging studies.
M, P
More information is available at http://www.fz-juelich.de/inm/inm2/EN/Home/home_node.html
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# FZJ 3
Institute
Institute of Neurosciences
and Medicine (INM-2)
Contact at the
institute
Prof. Andreas
Bauer;
D. Elmenhorst
Number
of
places
Discipline or
subject area
1
Medicine / Health
Sciences; Biology;
Scholars’ degree
program
(B = Bachelor; M =
Master; P = PhD)
M, P
Psychology
Time frame:
May - December.
Institute’s focal research
areas
Why do we need to sleep and what are the regulating mechanisms
behind the sleep-wakefulness cycle? Which factors influence synaptic
plasticity and how is neuroreceptor expression affected in
neuropsychiatric diseases? These questions describe the main
research interests of the hosting institute.
The putative scholar will participate in a preclinical or clinical imaging
project addressing varying (e.g. within the 24 hrs day-night cycle) or
altered (e.g. in states of disease) neuroreceptor expression.
In technical terms we use radioactive labeled tracers and positron
emission tomography (PET) to visualize distinct molecules and
molecular mechanisms in a living organism. Modeling of
pharmacokinetic processes and quantitative analysis of data ascertain
an optimal usage of PET in preclinical and clinical research.
PET is multi-disciplinary, so that the scholar has the opportunity to
experience collaborative research and teamwork among various
disciplines from chemistry, physics, engineering and mathematics to
biology and (pre)clinical research.
The hosting group “Molecular Neuroimaging” comprises a physicist, a
biologist, four physicians and several technicians. Currently, the
working group operates a combined PET, CT and SPECT scanner for
small animal imaging as well as laboratory facilities for in vitro
techniques (e.g. autoradiography) and extensive analytical processes
as parts of PET imaging studies. Clinical PET and MRI scanners are
available as well.
Depending on the duration of the scholarship, the student will be
involved in PET imaging procedures and concomitant experiments (e.g.
electro-encephalography or in vitro experiments) as well as data
analysis.
More information is available at the institute’s webpage (http://www.fzjuelich.de/inm/inm-2/EN/Home/home_node.html) or via email to
[email protected]
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# FZJ 4
Institute
Contact at the
institute
Number
of
places
Discipline or
subject area
1
Physics, Chemistry,
Biology
Scholars’ degree
program
(B = Bachelor; M =
Master; P = PhD)
Institute of Complex
Systems
Dr. Thorsten
Auth
M, P
Time frame:
May to July
Institute’s focal research
areas
The student will perform numerical calculations to study interfacemediated interactions between particles: this can either be interactions
of particles at liquid-gas interfaces or interactions of particles that are
attached to lipid-bilayer membranes. Our main interest are membranemediated interactions that are particularly important from a biological
point of view. Examples are viral budding, the entry of parasites into a
cell, and the interaction of nanoparticles bound to cell membranes.
From a technical point of view, both systems are closely related and
can be investigated using triangulated surfaces. We will employ the
program package „Surface Evolver“, therefore knowledge of a
programming language is not required, but can be helpful. However,
basic knowledge of Linux, bash scripting, as well as of a plotting
program such as gnuplot are necessary prerequisites. The details of the
project and the work plan for the student will be adjusted according to
the area of study of the applicant.
http://www.fz-juelich.de/ics/ics-2/EN/Home/home_node.html
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# FZJ 5
Institute
Contact at the
institute
Computational Biomedicine Elisa Polese
Number
of
places
Discipline or
subject area
1
Biology/Chemistry
or Physics.
Scholars’ degree
program
(B = Bachelor; M =
Master; P = PhD)
P
Time frame:
May - December
Institute’s focal research
areas
Parkinson’s disease (PD) is currently a neurodegenerative disease
affecting about 1% of the population over the age of 65. The discovery
of new effective potential therapeutic targets for this and other
neurodegenerative diseases is thus of paramount importance. Recently,
proteins belonging to the NEET family (mitoNEET, mNT and NAF-1) are
emerging as potential new targets.
The student will be involved in the initial phase of a long-term project
aiming at assessing the effect of different NEET-ligands against
neurodegenerative diseases. To this purpose a novel approach is
developed, in which molecular dynamics simulations will be coupled
with in vivo experimental studies.
In particular the student will work on the in silico structural modeling of
the transmembrane domain of the relevant NEET proteins, currently
experimentally unavailable. Our initial studies indicate that these
domains play a crucial role in NEET proteins biological/cellular function.
http://www.fz-juelich.de/ias/ias-5/EN/Home/home_node.html
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University of Muenster (MS)
The University of Muenster (WWU Muenster) has developed a strong research profile in natural
sciences, the humanities, medicine, law and business administration. The WWU Muenster is one of
the biggest universities in Germany and has 15 Departments in 7 Faculties. Founded in 1780, the
WWU is also a university with a long tradition in teaching and research.
http://www.uni-muenster.de/en/
The language center of the University of Münster offers language classes at different dates throughout
the whole year. You will find more information on the dates and the requirements here: http://spz.unimuenster.de/en/daf
Contacts:
Elisabeth Schattke / Dr. Petra Hille
International Office
Westfaelische Wilhelms-Universitaet Muenster,
Schlossplatz 3, 49149 Muenster, Germany
[email protected], Tel. 0251/ 83- 22459;
[email protected], Tel.: 0251/ 83-22255
# MS 1
Institute
Contact at the
institute
Number
of
places
Discipline or
subject area
1
Physical chemistry,
nanoscience
Master; P = PhD)
Institute of Physics
Prof. Dr. Helmut
Zacharias
Time frame:
May - December
Institute’s focal research
areas
Self-organization, functional organic films.
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Scholars’ degree
program (M =
M
# MS 2
Institute
Center for Eastern
Mediterranean Studies
Contact at the
institute
Prof. Dr.
Reinhard
Achenbach
Number
of
places
Discipline or
subject area
2
Religious Studies,
Jewish Studies,
Coptic Studies,
Ancient History;
Archaeology;
Oriental Studies
Dr. Nikola
Moustakis
Time frame:
Institute’s focal research
areas
Scholars’ degree
program
(B = Bachelor; M =
Master; P = PhD)
M
whole academic year; please note that in July, August and September
most scholars are not on location because of holidays and fieldworks.
The focus of research is on religious, historical, cultural, social and
economic themes concerning the ancient Eastern Mediterranean
region.
The scholarship holder can use the excellent libraries, make contact
with the scholars of the Center of Eastern Mediterranean Studies to
discuss his/her thesis and visit the regular courses (please note: the
language of instruction is German).
German language courses are offered by the University of Muenster
(see above) and are strongly recommended to scholarship holders who
don’t know any or just a little German.
# MS 3
Institute
Contact at the
institute
Department of Biology
Dr. Roda
Niebergall
Time frame:
May - December
Institute’s focal research
areas
Number
of
places
Discipline or
subject area
6
Biological Sciences,
Biomedical
Sciences,
Biotechnology
Scholars’ degree
program (M =
Master; P = PhD)
M, P
The research carried out in the Department of Biology
has a special focus on:
•
•
•
Biotechnology
Evolutionary Biology and Biodiversity
Molecular Cell Biology and Physiology
For further information, please visit our website:
http://www.uni-muenster.de/Biologie/en/Forschen/index.html
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# MS 4
Institute
Contact at the
institute
Number
of
places
Institute for Applied Physics Prof. Dr. Cornelia 2
Denz
Nonlinear Photonics Group
Discipline or
subject area
Scholars’ degree
program (M =
Master; P = PhD)
Physics; Optics;
M, P
El. Engineering
Time frame:
June – October
Institute’s focal research
areas
Photonics – applications of optics in information processing, biology and
medicine – has recently achieved a highly developed state that allows
to consider the actual century as the "century of the photon" that
displaces the last century - the "century of the electron".
Photonics is therefore one of the most promising technologies of the
future, and driving motor for many industry applications of optical
technologies which are nowadays already used e.g. in optical data
storage as for CDs and DVDs, in optical illumination with LEDs or
OLEDs, or in optical communication using optical fibres.
Nonlinear optical effects allow to amplify, control and steer light in order
to realize complex information processing tasks. They require the
understanding and control of nonlinear effects as well as tailoring light
for the purpose of application. Using nonlinear optical processing
features, we can use light as the carrier of information of the future.
Our actual research activities are centered around this vision, based on
two major focus lines - nonlinear optical applications in information,
biology and medicine, and photonic circuits by light is guiding light.
In this field, we are offering places for PhD students or Master students
in the following fields:
•
Optimization of organic solar cells by surface structuring
•
Investigations of cell elasticity by optical tweezers
•
Development of tailored light fields for holographic optical trapping
•
Realization of polymer structures by dielectrophoresis
•
Nonlinear light localization in photonic crystal structures
•
Nondiffracting beams as tools for photonic lattices
•
Creating 3D nonlinear photonic spiral lattices
•
Nonlinear integrated optics by direct femtosecond laser writing
•
Nonlinear microscopy
•
Grating-assisted nonlinear frequency conversion
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# MS 5
Institute
Department of Cell Biology
Contact at the
institute
Prof. Dr. Erez
Raz
Number
of
places
Discipline or
subject area
1
Life Sciences
Scholars’ degree
program (M =
Master; P = PhD)
P
Gabriele
Glaesner
Time frame:
Institute’s focal research
areas
Middle of April to middle of August
Using zebrafish as a model organism, the research in the Institute of
Cell Biology focuses on the mechanisms regulating cell fate and cell
migration during early embryonic development. Specifically, the role of
RNA binding proteins in ensuring proper cell specification and the role
of chemokines and their receptors in controlling proper migration are
examined. These processes are highly relevant for diseases such as
cancer and inflammation in which improper cell fate decisions or cell
migration bear pathological consequences. Understanding the
molecular basis for cell identity acquisition and for guided cell migration
would contribute for the understanding of cell transformation and
invasive cell behavior in malignant cancers, as well as for determining
the basis for the abnormal infiltration of immune cells into sites where
chronic inflammation occurs.
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Muenster University of Applied Sciences (MFH)
The University of Applied Sciences (MUAS) was founded in 1971 out of public and private schools and
has developed to a modern, achievement-oriented and science-oriented university. MUAS is with
around 12,700 students and 14 faculties/central research institutions one of the biggest institutions of
its kind in Germany. The departments and institutions are located at different places in Münster and
Steinfurt.
A Welcome Service for foreign students is offered to make students´ life easier and to integrate them
successfully into everyday life at the university.
Internet: www.fh-muenster.de
Contact:
International Office
Patricia Ferrier
Hüfferstraße 27, 48149 Germany
Phone +49 251 8364119
Fax: +49 251 8364014
Email: [email protected]
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# MFH 1
Institute
Department of Mechanical
Engineering
Contact at the
institute
Prof. Dr.-Ing.
habil. Stefan aus
der Wiesche
Number
of
places
Discipline or
subject area
2
Mechanical
Engineering
Scholars’ degree
program (M =
Master, P = PhD)
M,
PhD possible
(together with
University of
Paderborn)
Laboratory for Thermal and
Power Engineering
Time frame:
May – December
Institute’s focal research
areas
All research projects are dealing with fluid mechanics and heat transfer
(both experimental and theoretical research). Every project is linked to a
larger research project coordinated by PhD students and research
assistants in the lab. The supervision and support of the students is fully
ensured. The following projects are currently open for the present
initiative:
-
Boiling heat transfer and investigation of microscale flow
phenomena
-
Convective heat transfer from rotating disks
-
Flow separation and reattachment of a turbulent boundary layer
Further information are available (see corresponding internet page of
the lab).
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University of Paderborn (PB)
University of Paderborn is a fully accredited state university offering all types of academic degrees
including PhD and postdoctoral lecture qualification.
The university has an academic staff of about 1.000 and offers a wide range of subjects in five
faculties: Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Faculty of Business Administration and Economics, Faculty
of Science, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Computer Science, Electrical Engineering
and Mathematics.
There are about 19.500 students currently studying at the Úniversity, among them about 1500
international students.
www.uni-paderborn.de
Language courses: 4 - weeks crash course of 20 hours per week; starts before the official start of the
semester in March and in September (100 €). Another course of 10 hours per week runs during the
semester (200 €).
Contact:
Nicola Weinert
International Office, Universität Paderborn, 33095 Paderborn, Germany
E-Mail: [email protected]
Tel.: +49-5251-60-3208
# PB 1
Institute
Chair of Mechatronics and
Dynamics
Contact at the
institute
Dr. Tobias
Hemsel
Number
of
places
Discipline or
subject area
2
Mechanical
Engineering,
Electrical
Engineering,
Scholars’ degree
program
(B= Bachelor; M=
Master; P= PhD)
M, P
Mechatronics
th
th
st
Time frame:
July 15
Institute’s focal research
areas
- Dynamics and dependability of mechatronic systems
- September 30 or October 1 – December 15th
- Actuators and sensors, piezo- and ultrasound systems
- Non-linear dynamic systems and contact mechanics
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# PB 2
Institute
Contact at the
institute
Number
of
places
Discipline or
subject area
1
Theoretical Physics, M, P
Applied
Mathematics
Scholars’ degree
program
(B= Bachelor; M=
Master; P= PhD)
Department of Physics
Prof. Dr. Arno
Schindlmayr
Time frame:
July 15
Institute’s focal research
areas
Within the field of theoretical solid-state physics, the focus of our
research is the development and application of ab initio methods to
investigate the electronic structure and excitation spectra of solids
without adjustable parameters. Our principal techniques are densityfunctional theory and many-body perturbation theory, which is based on
Green functions. With these methods, the electronic, optical and
magnetic properties of a material can be predicted using only
fundamental quantum mechanics and the chemical composition of the
material in question. We are particularly interested in the effects of
correlation on the electronic band structure and in the accurate
description of collective excitations, such as plasmons, excitons and
magnons. Within a research project, candidates could make use of
these techniques and the available computer codes for quantitative
simulations of technologically interesting materials. Another important
activity is the formal theory development with the aims of analysing the
influence of common approximations and of improving the internal
consistency of practical implementations as well as the conformance
with known exact relations. For this purpose the methods are applied to
model systems that can be studied either analytically or with the support
of standard numerical computer software. This offers a variety of
possible short-term projects for candidates with a background of
theoretical solid-state or molecular physics, many-body quantum
mechanics or applied mathematics.
th
th
st
- September 30 or October 1 – December 15th
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# PB 3
Institute
GET Lab –
Contact at the
institute
Prof. Dr. Bärbel
Mertsching
Number
of
places
Discipline or
subject area
3
Computer Science,
Electrical
Engineering and
related fields
Cognitive Systems
Engineering
th
th
Scholars’ degree
program
(B= Bachelor; M=
Master; P= PhD)
st
Time frame:
July 15
Institute’s focal research
areas
Autonomous and teleoperated mobile robot systems
M, P
- September 30 or October 1 – December 15th
Computer vision
Virtual and augmented reality/ simulation
Learning
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University of Wuppertal (WU)
Bergische Universität Wuppertal / The University of Wuppertal, Germany
The University of Wuppertal, founded in 1972, is one of the state universities in North RhineWestphalia (NRW), which is economically the most significant German state with an
outstanding educational and cultural landscape. The city of Wuppertal, situated close to
Düsseldorf and Cologne in a particularly delightful region with wooded hills, meadows,
orchards and fields, called the “Bergisches Land”, is an interesting mixture of outgoing
metropolis and cosy village with a lot of leisure facilities. From any part of the city it is only a
10 minute walk to the nearest park or shady woodland path.
https://www.wuppertal.de/microsite/en/index.php
The University of Wuppertal towers over the city. The main campus enjoys a panoramic view
across the town – a perfect environment for developing inspiring ideas and academic
projects that will shape the future. Some 18.000 students from more than 100 countries
benefit from our high-level academic approaches in teaching, and the university’s
commitment to research and international collaboration. Wuppertal University offers a
diverse range of programs in science, engineering economics and the humanities, as well as
educational science, design and architecture. Our academic culture is marked by diversity,
experience and innovation.
Study in Germany – Join us in Wuppertal!
http://www.internationales.uni-wuppertal.de/en/incoming/international-students.html
www.uni-wuppertal.de
Our Language Center (“Sprachlehrinstitut –SLI” – www.sli.uni-wuppertal.de ) offers the following
courses of German as a foreign language:
•Intensive German Courses
Levels: A1(beginners) to C1b (advanced).Weekdays daily beginning in April and October each year
September 1 to 30, 2015 (level advanced)
•Lecture course „German Grammar“ (Level: B2 upward), 2 hours per week
•German for Business and Economics (Level: advanced), 2 hours per week
•German for Humanities and Social Sciences (Level: advanced), 2 hours per week
•German for Science and Technology (Level: advanced), 2 hours per week
Contact:
Andrea Bieck
Head of International Office
Bergische Universitaet Wuppertal
Gauss-Str. 20, D – 42097 Wuppertal
Phone: +49 (0) 202 439 2181 / Fax: +49 (0)202 4393856
Email: [email protected]
www.internationales.uni-wuppertal.de
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# WU 1
Institute
Contact at the
institute
University of Wuppertal
Prof. Dr. Martin
Faculty of Mathematics and Riese
Natural Sciences Atmospheric Physics.
Dr. Martin
Kaufmann
In cooperation with:
Number
of
places
Discipline or
subject area
2
Physics/
Atmospheric
Physics
Scholars’ degree
program
(B= Bachelor; M=
Master; P= PhD)
M, P
Research Centre Jülich
Institute for Energy and
Climate Research
Time frame:
May - December
Institute’s focal research
areas
•
Development of a temperature-control unit for an infrared detector
of the Wuppertal Ground-based Infrared P-Branch Spectrometer
(GRIPS) using an Arduino Yun
(Knowledge in unix and/or microcontroller-programming
required)
•
Derivation of Mesopause temperatures from ground-based OH*
measurements using different retrieval methods
(Knowledge in Python programming language required)
•
Development of a mock-up model for a nano-satellite (CubeSat)
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