The IMPRS-ESM Office team runs the daily affairs of the doctoral program.
We organize the annual selection procedure and assist new members during their starting phase in our PhD program. We oversee the progress of doctoral studies, offer administrative guidance to all our members, organize the curriculum as well as social activities.
The IMPRS-ESM Office serves as a link between doctoral candidates and the Executive Committee as well as to the Universität Hamburg and to administrative units of the City of Hamburg.
You are a newly recruited doctoral candidate?
Welcome! We assist you to get started with your doctoral endeavor.
We give special attention to the assistance of foreign candidates, who may need to arrange for a visa before travelling to Germany, get residency in the City of Hamburg, a bank account, health insurance, and so forth. Newly admitted candidates may call upon Office support when looking for accommodation and finding their path through the university’s administrative jungle.
All IMPRS-ESM doctoral candidates participate in the Advisory Panel system. We oversee an early setup of individual Panels and supervise the routine throughout your doctorate. Experience shows that the Advisory Panel system ensures best possible support and academic supervision for our doctoral candidates. However, essential for the successful progress of the respective PhD study is an active use of the system inherent opportunities by each PhD candidate.
As IMPRS doctoral candidate you organize your courses, summer schools and retreats with help of the Office. The Office organizes the curriculum and the Office staff maintain the IMPRS-ESM academic calendar. PhD candidates may propose specific training opportunities to the Office or request filling gaps in the curriculum.
The Executive Committee approves proposed new academic training opportunities. The Office organizes the necessary steps to realize a training unit, including course evaluation and issuing certificates for successful participation.
IMPRS-ESM offers doctoral contracts to applicants who successfully pass the selection process. The amount of financial support is sufficient to make a basic living in Hamburg. Financial support is available for 3 years. The Executive Committee may grant a limited extension of an individual doctoral term, though exclusively based on accepted academic reasoning. The Office manages all issues related to financial support of doctoral candidates.
The IMPRS-ESM Office serves as link between doctoral candidates and the academic staff of MPI-M and UHH. We serve as first address for PhD candidates' academic training questions, wishes and complaints.
Representatives are elected at regular intervals from among the doctoral candidates at the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology. The Office supports them to fulfil their role as spokespersons of the doctoral candidates and encourages external academic contacts for example to the Max Planck PhDnet, a network for all PhD candidates and PhD representatives within the Max Planck Society.
We also support PhD candidates as well as senior scientists who wish to offer a certain training unit to the IMPRS-ESM doctoral candidates, for example a special course, a seminar or other events. We also assist in case a PhD candidate – in agreement with the respective supervisor – is hosting a guest from an external research institute.
In Germany, a doctoral degree is awarded by a university exclusively. The IMPRS-ESM office offers support for the necessary administrative processes with the UHH administration. Attention: The implementation remains the responsibility of the PhD candidates.
The majority of IMPRS-ESM doctoral candidates earn their doctorate degree at the Universität Hamburg, either from the Department of Earth Sciences (Dr. rer. nat.) or the Department of Economics (Dr. rer. pol.).
Please read and pay attention to the doctoral regulations that are specific to your degree awarding institution.
The IMPRS-ESM exclusively offers a structured program that serves as academic support of doctoral candidates as well as an opportunity for further advancement of individual skills by following individually selected additional training during the doctoral term. Successful PhD candidates earn a certificate (with transcript) from the IMPRS-ESM.
The IMPRS-ESM Executive Committee (ExeCom) provides scientific direction to our PhD program and the Coordinator. The ExeCom makes all appropriate decisions regarding IMPRS-ESM affairs, such as the selection of doctoral candidates and the invitation of guests, the organization of courses and retreats. The ExeCom monitors quality and timely progress of individual doctoral studies, as well as the advanced academic training followed by each doctoral candidate during the doctoral term. The ExeCom takes responsibility for financial decisions and represents IMPRS-ESM to the public.
The IMPRS-ESM Executive Committee is composed of representatives of the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology (MPI-M) and of the cooperating partner institutes of the Universität Hamburg (UHH).
The Head of IMPRS-ESM is a director of the MPI-M, the Deputy Head is a professor of the participating UHH faculties. The ExeCom delegates tasks to the head of IMPRS-ESM as it deems appropriate.
|University of Helsinki
|UHH Institut für Geophysik
|UHH Geologisch Paläontologisches Institut
|UHH Sustainability and Global Change
|TUHH Institute of Geo-Hydroinformatics
|University of Saskatchewan Institute of Space and Atmospheric Studies
|Universität Frankfurt Institut für Atmosphäre und Umwelt
|Cluster of Excellence „Climate, Climatic Change, and Society“
|German Climate Computing Center
|Research unit Sustainability and Climate Risks
|Helmholtz Center Hereon
|Institute of Oceanography
|Max Planck Institute for Biogeochemistry
|Max Planck Institute for Meteorology
|Faculty of Business, Economics and Social Sciences
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