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Structured doctoral programs at Faculty of Natural Sciences III

22. Jan 2020

IPK Graduate Program

Written by

spokesperson: Prof. Dr. Nicolaus von Wirén, coordinator: Dr. Britt Leps

Doctoral students from over 30 countries are engaged in research aiming to improve crop plants. Their work is focused on enhancing adaptation to drought and high temperature, strengthening host resistance to a number of diseases, bolstering the plants‘ capacity to take up nutrients and water from the soil, and generally increasing crop productivity. [read more]

The graduate school is part of Leibniz Institute of Plant Genetics and Crop Plant Research (IPK). It is one of the world’s leading international institutions in the field of plant genetics and crop science. Its research programme and services contribute materially to conserving, exploring and exploiting crop diversity. Its research goals are driven by the need to ensure an efficient and sustainable supply of food, energy and raw materials, thereby addressing a major global ecological challenge. website


  • Universität Göttingen
  • Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel
  • Julius Kühn-Institut, Quedlinburg
  • Hochschule Anhalt
  • Hochschule Harz
  • Max-Planck-Institut für molekulare Pflanzenphysiologie, Golm
  • National Institute of Agrobiological Sciences, Tsukuba, Japan

10. Jan 2020

IAMO Graduate School

Written by

spokesperson: Prof. Dr. Thomas Herzfeld, coordinator: Dr. Franziska Schaft 

Internationally oriented research in agricultural and food economics and exchange of ideas between academic, business, and political communities are in the focus. Main research areas are policies and institutions, natural resource use, livelihoods in rural areas, organization of agriculture and agricultural value chains. [read more]

With its research focus the Leibniz Institute of Agricultural Development in Transition Economies (IAMO) is a worldwide unique research institution of agricultural economics. The institute analyses economic, social and political processes of change in the agricultural and food sector, as well as in rural areas in general. The geographic focus covers the enlarging EU, transition countries of Central, Eastern and South Eastern Europe, as well as Central and Eastern Asia., website

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