Training in the scientific sector
Talented young scientists are specifically trained and promoted at the Max Planck Institute for Plasma Physics (IPP).
The IPP focuses on the promotion of outstanding young scientists, starting with student jobs, student trainee positions and internships for students, through the assignment and supervision of bachelor's, master's and doctoral theses, to the offer of comprehensive graduate studies with seminars, colloquia and study visits abroad, as well as with support for habilitation.
- The „International Helmholtz Graduate School for Plasma Physics“ (HEPP) organised by IPP together with Technical University Munich and University of Greifswald offers a PhD course in plasma physics and fusion research in Garching and Greifswald.
- IPP Summer University for Plasma Physics and Fusion Research takes place annually, alternating between Garching and Greifswald. The one-week course is aimed at undergraduate students of physics and engineering (with Bacherlor degree) who are enrolled at European universities.
- The Career Center for Postdocs at IPP gives support to postdocs in their career planning and development.
- IPP is involved in a European network providing in the context of the Erasmus Mundus Programme a two-year, multinational training programme for obtaining a European Master in Nuclear Fusion Science and Engineering Physics. This qualification is recognized in Belgium, France, Germany, Spain and Sweden.
- IPP is a Member of the European Fusion Education Network (FUSENET) for coordinating training in fusion research and technology throughout Europe.
- IPP is one of the founders of the Munich School for Data Science (MUDS). The aim of MuDS is to combine training in Data Science with training in application domain areas, namely plasma physics, biomedicine, robotics and earth observation, to educate the next generation of data scientists.