Structured Doctoral Research and Training Programme

PhD students in the department of Astrophysics at the University of Potsdam are working at various institutes in the region, e.g. at the University itself (UP), the Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam (AIP) or the DESY/Zeuthen.

To optimize the networking and prepare the students for their future careers in research, the framwork of the structured doctoral training program was started. However, this does not affect the standard regulations for doctoral studies at the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences at UP.


Current members of the Executive Board are Carsten Denker (AIP), Martin Pohl (UP/DESY Zeuthen), Lutz Wisotzki (AIP).



PhD representatives

The group of PhD students at the institutes elects two representatives who represent the PhD students of AIP in the Structrued PhD training network at the University of Potsdam and among the PhD Network of the Leibniz association .

Also, at least one PhD student is elected into the Internal Science Committee of the AIP to represent the status group.

The current represenatatives are:

  • Anke Arentsen
  • Dalal El Youssoufi
  • Kristian Ehlert

In case of comments, questions, or problems, the PhD representatives can be contacted via email studentrepresentatives [at] aip [dot] de.