How did Abhishek Garg prepare for chemistry

SFB 1349 Fluorine-Specific Interactions: Fundamentals and Applications

The most important part of the qualification program is the three times a year SFB colloquia (1.5 SWS). For this purpose, all members of the SFB (PIs, postdocs and doctoral candidates) meet for various lectures by guests and members of the SFB.

There is also a one-day event every summer Networking meeting (0.5 SWS), in which all members of the SFB meet in small groups that are differently composed each time. These can be groups that define themselves using similar materials, methodological approaches or comparable synthesis techniques. The interdisciplinary discussion of problems is to be promoted and, if necessary, new collaborations to be initiated.

Once a year there is a two- to three-day course that is organized independently by the doctoral candidates Winter school with guest and project lectures (1 SWS). This winter school is intended to be a further forum for the exchange of ideas among doctoral students and to initiate or intensify the networking of projects within the SFB at the individual project level. The winter school takes place without the PIs for good reason.

In addition to academic qualifications, the teaching of Rules of Good Scientific Practice to the doctoral candidates. These principles are discussed every year on the day of good scientific practice in a DRS event (0.5 SWS) in which all doctoral students of the SFB should take part; Aspects that are particularly relevant for the SFB are also discussed once a year in an event that is compulsory for all members of the SFB (0.5 SWS). In addition, the DRS, the Humboldt Graduate School (HGS) and to a limited extent that too Center for Digital Systems (CEDIS) the FUB offers training on certain aspects of good scientific practice. Last but not least, all project managers undertake to appropriately address the rules of good scientific practice while supervising their doctoral candidates.

Each doctoral candidate, together with his / her supervisor, becomes a Qualification agreement which defines which courses (e.g. language courses, courses in rhetoric, scientific writing, presentation, organization, etc.) should contribute to individual qualification in addition to mandatory SFB events (colloquia, winter school, networking meetings, events on good scientific practice). Doctoral candidates join the MGK with different prior knowledge, skills and dispositions and have different ideas about their career after completing their doctorate. The qualification agreement should take these individual needs into account without losing sight of the general objectives of the MGK.

According to the recommendation of the DRS For structured doctoral programs, a successful completion of a doctoral degree 30 is required credit points in 6 semesters, which can be obtained as follows.

event1 year2 years3rd year
SFB colloquia and Networking meeting
(twice a semester)
individual Laboratory talks Doctoral candidate with guests at the SFB colloquia0,50,50,5
Project presentations in the SFB colloquium
(maximum twice)

Session chair at SFB colloquia
(maximum twice)

Presentation lecture to guests at SFB colloquia
(maximum once)
Winter / summer school of the SFB
(once a year)
Poster / lecture at Wiss. conference
(maximum twice)
2,0 - 4,0
at least one week Research stay, industrial internship, summer / winter school
(maximum two weeks)
1,0 - 2,0
Doctoral Representative for a year
(maximum once)
public relation as part of the SFB (school laboratory, NatLab, Long Night of Science, Girls' Day)max. 2.0
Language course (Science)English
(maximum 4 hours per week)
max. 6.0
Language courseGerman for non-native speakers
(maximum 6 SWS)
max. 9.0
Individual project-relevant courses / lectures
(max. 4 SWS)
max. 6.0
Individual Courses in presentation, communication, academic writing, university didactics, career preparation, etc.
(max. 4 SWS)
max. 6.0
Acquiring third-party funds / computing time to a substantial extentmax. 2.0
Participation in Module "Teaching in Chemistry"
(3 SWS)
max. 5.0
Substantial content care, support by students for bachelor / master theses2,0 - 4,0

The curriculum consists of mandatory elements (purple) and various optional elements (orange and green). The mandatory elements include the core events of the MGK, SFB colloquia, winter schools and networking meetings. 15 CP must be acquired for this area. The elective elements include other activities relevant to the CRC (orange; up to 10 CP), such as the presentation of results at conferences and involvement in the organization of the CRC or its public relations work or individual qualification measures (green; up to 38 CP), such as language courses, other project-relevant or Soft skill Courses, involvement in teaching or in the acquisition of third-party funds. The doctoral candidates and their supervisory team select suitable elements from the elective elements. Language courses in German or (scientific) English may be compulsory for selected doctoral candidates at the decision of the supervisory team.