The BIG-NSE is an international Graduate School founded on May 29 2007 at the Technische Universitaet Berlin (TUB). The School is part of the Cluster "Unified Concepts in Catalysis" (UniCat: see www.unicat.tu-berlin.de) founded by the TUB and five other Institutions in the Berlin area within the framework of the "Excellence Initiative" of the German Government. The high-ranking research in catalysis covers a broad range of topics from natural sciences to engineering. The success of this research programme, which is unique in Germany, requires highly qualified and motivated young researchers in the different projects. With the founding of BIG-NSE, UniCat aims to recruit the most gifted students and young researchers in the world and offer them a broad, high level structured educational programme in order to prepare them for the high-ranking research performed at the cluster.
The latest deadline for application submission was January 15 2014 (the next one is January 15 2015). If you are interested in obtaining your PhD within the BIG-NSE, do not hesitate to send us your application documents a few months before the next deadline, using our online application portal.
Monday, 3. March Two BIG-NSE PhD students help young students (11th class) from the Romain-Rolland-Gymnasium in Berlin-Reinickendorf win first prizes at the annual scientific "Jugend forscht" competition!
On Wednesday February 12 2014, the best research projects submitted within the youth research competition "Jugend forscht" (youth researches) were crowned. Two projects supported by two of our BIG-NSE students, Mikaela Görlin...
Monday, 17. February New PhD days in March, May and June 2014
The next PhD evaluation seminars for the running PhDs (batches WS10, WS11 and WS12) will take place on:
- Friday March 7 (schedule here)
- Friday May 16 (schedule here)
- Friday May 23 (schedule here)
- Friday June...
Friday, 3. January 7 th BIG-NSE workshop on Friday January 10!
As every year once their "Initial Phase" is finished, the new PhD students of BIG-NSE will soon have the great honor to present their PhD work plan in front of the UniCat community.
All presentations will take place on...
Monday, 21. October The new BIG-NSE Initial Phase has started!
A couple of week ago, the 2013 version of the annual Initial Phase of the BIG-NSE programme started. During the coming 3 months, the PhD students of the new batch will be offered a varied activity programme, consisting of a mix...
Monday, 21. October Klaus-Grohe-Prize 2013 of GDCh for Bartek!
Dr. Bartlomiej Krawczyk, BIG-NSE alumni (batch SS09) from the group of Prof. Roderich Süßmuth, was given the "Klaus-Grohe-Prize" 2013 by the GdCh (German Chemical Society). Congratulations dear Bartek!