Welcome to the Einstein Center of Catalysis / BIG-NSE!
Participants of the BIG-NSE retreat 2019
The BIG-NSE is an international Graduate School founded on May 29 2007 at the Technische Universitaet Berlin (TUB). Between 2007 and 2018, the School has been part of the Cluster "Unified Concepts in Catalysis" (UniCat: see www.unicat.tu-berlin.de) founded in 2007 by the TUB and five other Institutions in the Berlin area within the framework of the "Excellence Initiative" of the German Government. UniCat has been running succesfully during all this time and in September 2018, the Excellence Initiative decided to finance its follow-up Cluster of Excellence "UniSysCat" (see www.unisyscat.de) for another 7 years at least.
Since January 2019, the BIG-NSE has been part of the "Einstein Center of Catalysis" (EC2) supported by the Einstein Foundation Berlin. The concept of EC2, which is closely linked to the UniSysCat research cluster, aims to inspire, initiate, and promote novel collaborations between research networks and institutions in Berlin on cutting-edge projects in chemistry and the molecular life sciences that may, in turn, open new directions for future catalysis research. For this purpose, in the coming years EC2/BIG-NSE will recruit excellent PhD students from all over the world, whose task will be to work on highly interdisciplinary research projects, overcoming the frontiers of classical disciplines in catalysis (soon more details about these projects about the recruitment procedure).
...and 8th worldwide!
Since March 5, 2012, the BIG-NSE office is situated in the recently renovated Catalysis Inn of Villa Bell; Here the new address and location plan.
The next PhD evaluation seminars for the running PhDs (batches SS09, WS09 and WS10) will take place on: - Monday March 12 (batches SS09 and WS09 - schedule here) - Thursday/Friday April 25/26: details here - Friday May...
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 Friday...
The BIG-NSE students of the new batch (WS2011) present their PhD work plan
Again, the BIG-NSE was on the road yesterday! Despite of the not-so-good-weather forecast, a few PhD students met for a 35 km-long bike tour through Wittenau, Lübars, Hermsdorf, Heiligensee and Tegel. Despite of the low number of...
Great participation by BIG-NSE and UniCat students again