The integrated research training group (MGK) is part of the collaborative research centre 1265 “Re-Figuration of Spaces”, which is hosted by TU Berlin. Partner institutions are Freie Universität Berlin, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster and the Leibniz Institute for Research on Society and Space (IRS).
More than twenty doctoral candidates are currently enrolled and are supported by a structured teaching program, academic congresses, visiting scholars and intensive supervision from one of the eighteen professors involved.
The integrated research training group (MGK) provides a framework and learning environment to support doctoral students from the SFB’s projects and establish productive networks to advance the completion of their doctoral degree. Top priority is given to encouraging early-career researchers to look further than the specific approaches required for their individual projects and keep in view the overarching research perspective of the SFB, which in turn serves as inspiring resource and driving force for their own work.
MGK thus addresses challenges for young scientists the research on space poses, which include the development and/or refinement of theoretical concepts and suitable empirical methodologies, as well as interdisciplinary collaboration and communication between the engineering and social sciences.
In addition to doctoral candidates working as research associates within individual projects of the SFB, the MGK is open to PhD students from SFB partner institutions, if their doctoral thesis is topically related to the re-figuration of spaces.