CASED is funded by

Landes-Ofensive Entwicklung Wissenschaftlich-ökonomischer Exzellenz

Graduate School

Head: Prof. Dr. Mira Mezini

The CASED Graduate School offers an excellent Ph.D. program. Doctoral students will find the best foundations not only for an academic career, but also for a career in business.

Furthermore, the CASED Graduate School offers continuing education in professional qualifications and transferable skills. These programs are part of the structured Ph.D. program, which guarantees a goal-oriented doctoral degree. The program takes between three and four years, a time frame guaranteed by the well-defined research framework, the opportunity to concentrate 100% on a research topic, as well as the excellent support.

Due to the size of the graduate school and its lead partners – the Technische Universität Darmstadt, Fraunhofer Institute for Secure Information Technology (SIT), the University of Applied Sciences Darmstadt –, the graduate school offers excellent opportunities to network. In particular, the regularly held conferences and workshops promote contact to senior researchers and other up-and-coming researchers.

The graduate school places importance on internationality and the inter-cultural exchange of academics. Many of CASED's scholarship holders come from abroad: for example from China, France and Tunisia all the way to Darmstadt. At the same time, participants in the CASED Graduate School are actively encouraged to spend several months researching abroad. In this way, young researchers can obtain new perspectives on research and teaching and experience the cultural facets of other countries.

In order to promote the start and careers of women in the areas of CASED research, women are particularly well supported – for example with mentoring specific to women.


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Advisory Board of Study Affairs
Benjamin Hermann

TU Darmstadt
Hochschulstraße 10
64289 Darmstadt
Phone: +49 6151 16-5668
Fax: +49 6151 16-5410