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Helmholtz Research School on Security Technologies
With the Helmholtz Research School on Security Technologies the German Aerospace Center (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt e.V., DLR) and the TU Berlin join forces to improve training, education and research on security technologies.
The school provides a challenging environment for interdisciplinary research and includes experts from the areas of physics, optical and electrical engineering, information and communication technologies, as well as social sciences, law and ethics.
Participating Chairs at the TU Berlin
(School IV - Department of Telecommunication Systems)
(School IV - Department of High-Frequency and Semiconductor System Technologies)
Human Centred Security Design
(Human Technology Lab at the Center for Technology and Society)
(School II - Department of Physics)
(Joint Chair of School II - Department of Physics - and Deutsches Zentrum für Luft und Raumfahrt e.V., DLR)
Security in Telecommunications
(Joint Chair of School IV - Department of Software Engineering and Theoretical Computer Science - and Deutsche Telekom Laboratories)
Technology of Silicon Based Integrated High-Frequency Circuits
(Joint Chair of School IV - Department of High-Frequency and Semiconductor System Technologies - and IHP - Innovations for High Performance Microelectronics)
Microwaves and Optoelectronics
(Joint Chair of School IV - Department of High-Frequency and Semiconductor System Technologies - and Ferdinand-Braun Institut)
In view of the importance of security research for society and economy both partner institutions have identified security research as one of their main pillars. Training and education is conducted in high-level research groups at the TUB and at DLR with research groups having a strong background in physics, optical and electrical engineering, information and communication technologies.
The research is focused on security-relevant technologies primarily but not exclusively in the areas of optical and photonic systems, the development of enabling technologies and information and communication technologies needed for implementation of security systems.
The mission of the Helmholtz Research School on Security Technologies is to contribute to civil security by training and education of excellent young researchers in several complementary technological fields of highest importance for global security. Interdisciplinary research projects integrate different scientific and technological field to close the gap between application-driven security implementation and fundamental research.
The curriculum is designed to provide students with an excellent education in physics, electrical engineering and information technology relevant for research and development of security technologies. Furthermore, the curriculum will provide the students with a profound knowledge and awareness of ethical, legal and social aspects of civil security. The three-year doctoral program is divided into six semesters. In addition to the laboratory-based experimental thesis work, doctoral students participate in a structured training program, which includes approximately 40 hours per semester of lectures, workshops, and seminars, and summer/winter schools. In addition transferable and soft skill courses are offered.
Languages of instruction are English and German.
The TU Berlin does not charge tuition fees. A number of scholarships are available for potential doctoral candidates.
The first round of applications was in 2010 with scholarships being offered for positions at the DLR and the TU Berlin. All further rounds of applications will be published on the school website.
Candidates profit from the first Helmholtz Research School in cooperation with the TU Berlin by participating in a well-established training program for early stage researchers organized by the Helmholtz Association as well as the exchange with the DLR.