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PhD students pages

PhD Day 2011 on Helgoland (M. Wehkamp)

PhD Days 2013 Potsdam

PhD Days 2014 Helgoland

Welcome to the pages dedicated to PhD students at the Alfred Wegener Institut (AWI).


Currently we have about 180 PhD students working at the AWI.


Every year we organise PhD Days in one of the AWI outposts at Helgoland, Sylt or Potsdam. During the PhD Days we have talks and poster sessions and have the possibility to present our work, get in new scientific exchange and to discuss challenges of the daily PhD student life. In 2012 we had the PhD Days on Sylt, in 2013 in Potsdam, and in 2014 on Helgoland.


The PhD students are represented by the yearly elected Dokteam. If you have questions, feel free to contact us (see also contact information on the right).


More information as a prospective PhD student can be found here.

More information as a current PhD student in AWI can be found here.



2014-07-24/25 First Helmholtz-wide Science Slam

2014-07-23 AWI Employee's Day

2014-05-05 Begin AWI PhD Days on Helgoland (until May 8, 2014)


Graduate schools at AWI

PhD students at the AWI have the possibility to participate in a structured postgraduate education program.

For more information refer to:

Helmholtz Graduate School for Polar and Marine Research (POLMAR)

Helmholtz Research School on Earth System Science (ESSReS)


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Contact information

The AWI Phd students are represented by the elected

contact: Dokteam(at)

Team members are...

in Bremerhaven:


in Potsdam:


in Helgoland:


In Sylt: