What is EASE Integrated Research Training Group?

Collaborative Research Centres provide an excellent research environment for doctoral students. For this reason the DFG offers Integrated Research Training Groups (IRTG), or Graduate Schools, with the aim to equip doctoral students with the competence and skills necessary for a successful professional career, be it in academia or industry.

The EASE IRTG provides high-quality training to doctoral researchers to obtain key skills and expert knowledge. It offers measures and activities to ensure and safeguard that they receive the best possible support in the start-up phase of their career, professionally and personally.

Its qualification program includes topic-based seminars and workshops as well as an annual Fall School. Below you find an overview of the program.

Qualification Program

PhD Retreat
Date: 28. – 29.11.2019

The first two-day doctoral workshop took place in Rastede, Lower Saxony. The workshop is held without supervisors and serves for the open and intensive exchange and joint discussion among PhD students of all subprojects. The workshop is aimed at doctoral students in every phase of their doctoral studies. Thus, especially the younger scientists benefit from the experience of the advanced students. Within the framework of such a mutual discourse, new suggestions are offered and research cooperation across subprojects is promoted.

EASE Fall School 2019
Date: 16.09. – 20.09.2019
Cognition-enabled robot manipulation. Hands-On Courses:

  • Hands on Knowledge Graph
  • Hands on CRAM
  • Hands on Everyday Activity and Machine Learning
  • Hands on Virtual Reality and Robotics
  • Hands on Robot Perception

Social Media Workshop
Date: 15.08. – 16.08.2019
Instructor: ScienceLighter

Developing strategic and technical competencies in using social media tools and data. Doctoral researchers learn the basics of creating their own digital content and how to use it to expand their reach to a wide audience.

Patent Law Workshop
Date: 17.06. – 18.06.2019
Instructor: Florian Meyer

Introduction to Intellectual Property and Patents, Patentability Requirements especially in the field of computer implemented inventions (CII) and the protection of disruptive software inventions.

Equal Opportunities: Presentation Training
Date: 28.05. – 29.05.2019

Coach: Dr. Saskia Schottelius
Cooperation with the Office for Equal Opportunities at Bremen University

Giving presentations and lectures in English has become one of the skills that are required of scientists in their professional life. This two-day workshop is aimed specifically at women scientists who will learn about communication techniques and get the opportunity to practice presentations in English. Furthermore, it provides insights into the use of positive language and the practice of successful self-expression.

EASE Fall School 2018
Date: 17.09. – 21.09.2018
Cognition-enabled robot manipulation. Hands-On Courses:

  • Hands on CRAM
  • Hands on Everyday Activity and Machine Learning
  • Hands on Virtual Reality and Robotics
  • Hands on Robot Perception