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International Graduate School of Metrology

The Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (PTB) and the Technical University (TU) Braunschweig cooperate closely in the support and mentoring of doctoral candidates in metrology and have founded a joint graduate school under the name of "Braunschweig International Graduate School of Metrology" (B-IGSM). Within the scope of a structured doctoral program, the graduate school offers doctoral candidates from the field of electrical engineering and information technology, physics, mechanical engineering and life sciences well-founded metrological training. The events offered comprise lectures, seminars, topic workshops and international summer schools. The B-IGSM continues the tradition of the former graduate school of the same name which had been operated by TU Braunschweig with the participation of PTB, and with financial support by the State of Niedersachsen (Lower Saxony). Since its foundation, approx. 50 doctoral candidates from 20 countries have passed through the graduate school and left it with a doctor's degree and the IGSM metrology certificate.

The idea of the graduate school: Doctoral candidates who conduct research in subjects related to metrology and measurement accuracy are provided with assistance and well-directed support on the part of the B-IGSM, while they write their doctoral thesis. Scientists from PTB and TU Braunschweig jointly supervise the doctoral program and impart metrological concepts and principles in courses and lectures.