Our Purpose

LogoThe NHR Graduate School is the joint graduate school of our NHR Centers. We support qualified national and international PhD students in the field of high-performance computing. 

The Graduate School of the NHR Association offers its fellows a three-year full-time scholarship at a NHR Center of the universities that are part of the NHR Association. In order to ensure an excellent research environment, all doctoral students are supervised at an NHR Center whose research focus coincides with the focus of the doctoral project. 
Doctoral students have academic supervisors who assist them in all aspects of the dissertation, including advice on participation in professional meetings and the publication of professional articles. 

A special feature is the six months of interdisciplinary research to be completed at one of the nine NHR Centers (secondment). This gives the doctoral students an insight into the divergent working methods of the centers.

But the graduate school does not only focus on the financial support of the doctoral students: We organize an annual joint summer school (duration 3-4 days). In this the following topics are covered:

  • Operation and computer architecture
  • Software and HPC methods
  • Application of HPC methods in different disciplines

Working as a scientist requires more than excellent research. To practice other skills and get advice from experienced researchers, the NHR Graduate School program also includes soft skills and mentoring offerings.