The International Research Training Group (IRTG) study programme promotes original research by its PhD students, while providing intensive supervision of their doctoral dissertations. The study programme integrates dissertations in individual disciplines in an interdisciplinary research programme and combines close mentoring with high mobility.
The research-oriented study programme is designed to be finished in a period of three years and consists of four elements:
- research as part of the doctoral project
- courses in theory and methodology tailored according to the dissertation topic
- interdisciplinary seminars
- courses for learning different skills (academic writing, professional training seminars, etc.)
Participants in the study programme have the opportunity to take part in both locations (in Mexico and Germany) and to be involved in additional training courses designed to prepare them for their career outside the university, as well as for academic purposes.