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Integrated Research Training Group (IRTG)

Magnetic Condensed Matter - Synthesis, Spectroscopy and Modelling

An integrated research training group (IRTG) is a necessary and indispensable ingredient of the ICRC. It will strengthens and extends the cooperation between the Russian and German teams and establishes a new generation of young, skilled scientists. All PhD students of the ICRC are envisaged to participate also in the IRTG. The research aspect of the IRTG will be covered by the scientific projects of the ICRC. An essential contribution from the IRTG to the research work is the demand that every PhD student involved has to spend in total at least 6 months at an institution of the partner country. As most projects are collaborative, the mutual visits will be organized in a complementary way, so that the candidates will work together for at least one year at one side. The IRTG will also associate PhD candidates who work on thematically related topics but are financed through other sources such as university grants or third party funding.

The key add-on of the IRTG to the ICRC is the qualification program providing several key features: Supervision of the PhD candidates will be warranted by a team of supervisors, two from the home country and one from the host country. A lecture series is being offered as well as a weekly seminar covering two aspects, presentation of the status of the own work as well as presentation of current research related to but outside of the ICRC. For other seminars and workshops the IRTG will utilize the offers of the ICRC with appropriate extension of the events for internal retreats. Furthermore, we broaden the vision of the participants through the lecture program by covering aspects of spin physics and magnetism that are not central focus of the ICRC research. Corresponding expertise is only partly covered within the ICRC, but will be imported through guest speakers in addition to the local senior personal. Also the improvement of soft skills will be handled by the IRTG. In particular through the mandatory 6 months stay at the partner institution, PhD students are being exposed to another country, language and culture providing an invaluable international experience. International team work is essential for the success of each project.


Prof. Dr. Mirko Cinchetti (TU Dortmund)
Prof. Dr. Ivan V. Ignatiev (St. Petersburg State University)

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Location & approach

The campus of TU Dort­mund University is located close to interstate junction Dort­mund West, where the Sauerlandlinie A 45 (Frankfurt-Dort­mund) crosses the Ruhrschnellweg B 1 / A 40. The best interstate exit to take from A 45 is "Dort­mund-Eichlinghofen" (closer to Campus Süd), and from B 1 / A 40 "Dort­mund-Dorstfeld" (closer to Campus Nord). Signs for the uni­ver­si­ty are located at both exits. Also, there is a new exit before you pass over the B 1-bridge leading into Dort­mund.

To get from Campus Nord to Campus Süd by car, there is the connection via Vogelpothsweg/Baroper Straße. We recommend you leave your car on one of the parking lots at Campus Nord and use the H-Bahn (suspended monorail system), which conveniently connects the two campuses.

TU Dort­mund University has its own train station ("Dort­mund Uni­ver­si­tät"). From there, suburban trains (S-Bahn S1) leave for Dort­mund main station ("Dort­mund Hauptbahnhof") and Düsseldorf main station via the "Düsseldorf Airport Train Station" (take S-Bahn S1, which leaves every 20 or 30 minutes). The uni­ver­si­ty is easily reached from Bochum, Essen, Mülheim an der Ruhr and Duisburg.

You can also take the bus or subway train from Dort­mund city to the uni­ver­si­ty: From Dort­mund main station, you can take any train bound for the Station "Stadtgarten", usually lines U41, U45, U 47 and U49. At "Stadtgarten" you switch trains and get on line U42 towards "Hombruch". Look out for the Station "An der Palmweide". From the bus stop just across the road, busses bound for TU Dort­mund University leave every ten minutes (445, 447 and 462). Another option is to take the subway routes U41, U45, U47 and U49 from Dort­mund main station to the stop "Dort­mund Kampstraße". From there, take U43 or U44 to the stop "Dort­mund Wittener Straße". Switch to bus line 447 and get off at "Dort­mund Uni­ver­si­tät S".

The AirportExpress is a fast and convenient means of transport from Dortmund Airport (DTM) to Dortmund Central Station, taking you there in little more than 20 minutes. From Dortmund Central Station, you can continue to the university campus by interurban railway (S-Bahn S1). A larger range of international flight connections is offered at Düsseldorf Airport (DUS), which is about 60 kilometres away and can be directly reached by S-Bahn S1 from the university station.

The H-Bahn is one of the hallmarks of TU Dort­mund University. There are two stations on Campus Nord. One ("Dort­mund Uni­ver­si­tät S") is directly located at the suburban train stop, which connects the uni­ver­si­ty directly with the city of Dort­mund and the rest of the Ruhr Area. Also from this station, there are connections to the "Technologiepark" and (via Campus Süd) Eichlinghofen. The other station is located at the dining hall at Campus Nord and offers a direct connection to Campus Süd every five minutes.

The facilities of TU Dortmund University are spread over two campuses, the larger Campus North and the smaller Campus South. Additionally, some areas of the university are located in the adjacent "Technologiepark".

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