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IMPRS-UFAST PhD Scholarship Programme, Germany: ultrafast imaging with a view to exploring structural changes of atoms, molecules, condensed, biological, or warm dense matter on femtosecond time scales.

IMPRS-UFAST is a PhD programme which offers unique training opportunities in the field of ultrafast imaging with a view to exploring structural changes of atoms, molecules, condensed, biological, or warm dense matter on femtosecond time scales. Students work and research alongside an international and interdisciplinary team of experts with access to first-class research facilities and whilst obtaining a PhD degree. Our mission is to enable young scientists to achieve their full potential through supervised thesis research complemented by a multifaceted programme of lectures, interactive workshops and advanced courses. The duration of the programme is 3 years.
IMPRS-UFAST students normally graduate from the programme with a doctorate (Dr. rer. Nat, the German equivalent to a PhD) which is awarded by the University of Hamburg. The language of instruction is English and the Research School strives to attract a diversity of talented students from around the world. Funding in form of stipends and PhD contracts is available. Applicants will hold or are about to receive an MSc, a German “Diplom” or an equivalent degree in an area relevant to the programme. Please apply online under . The programme starts in October 2011.The IMPRS-UFAST is a collaboration of the Max Planck Society, the University of Hamburg, Deutsches Elektronen Synchrotron (DESY), and European XFEL GmbH. The location of the School is Hamburg, Germany.

Scholarship Application Deadline: 10 April 2011

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University of Hamburg, Doctorate Programme 2011 in Germany: Neural Multimodal Integration & Neural Speech Localisation

The Knowledge Technology Research Group is looking to fill two fulltime PhD studentships funded by the DFG in the context of the International Research Training Group CINACS  . This project offers a 3-year doctoral programme based at the University of Hamburg and at Tsinghua University, Beijing. The dissertation projects will be carried out at the University of Hamburg. A part of the studies (a few months) can be performed at Tsinghua University. The interdisciplinary programme provides exciting research opportunities in multisensory perception and cross-modal information processing.
The candidate is expected to conduct research in the area of Knowledge Technology and Neural Network Robotics. In these two projects we are particularly focused on working to-wards a) neural multimodal integration based on the superior colliculus and b) neural sound localisation for speech processing based on the inferior colliculus. We use an attractive humanoid robot scenario where humanoid robots interact with humans based on multimodal information. This includes the integration of an ambient environment with new cognitive humanoid robots.
Academic degree preferably in computer science or related qualifying the holder to carry out the above-mentioned responsibilities. In particular, an MSc or equivalent in computer science, artificial intelligence, robotics, engineering or equivalent is essential. Knowledge of artificial intelligence, neural networks or robotics and an interest to work in an interdisciplinary environment will be important. The post involves international travel. We are looking for excellent programming skills, e.g. in C++, C, Python, Java etc. We are also looking for very good communication skills and teamwork, including very good knowledge of English. Knowledge of German would be desirable.
The PhD stipend is for three years (2 plus 1) and fulltime.
The university intends to increase the number of women amongst its academic personnel and encourages qualified women to apply. In compliance with the Hamburg Equal Opportunity Law, if applicants are equally qualified, preference will be given to qualified female applicants or qualified disabled applicants.

Scholarship Application Deadline: 28.2.2011

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MathMods – Erasmus Mundus MSc Scholarship

2-year Master’s Course called MathMods – Mathematical Modelling in Engineering: Theory, Numerics, Applications.
Courses are given in English and students will be spending their 2 years in at least two of the five European universities that made up the MathMods Consortium:
– University of L’Aquila, Italy
– Autonomous University of Barcelona, Catalonia
– University of Hamburg, Germany
– Gdansk University of Technology, Poland
– University of Nice – Sophia Antipolis, France. Applicants must have obtained a recognized Bachelor’s Degree (BS, BSc, SB, etc.) – or a degree at the same level of an academic Bachelor’s Degree, for instance its equivalent from a college, university, or technical school of high standing, or 180 ECTS credits in the European system – in one of the following (or equivalent) fields:
* Applied Mathematics
* Mathematics with a good background in Physics
* Physics with a good background in Mathematics
* Engineering with a large background in Mathematics and Physics.

Students in their final year of undergraduate study may be admitted on condition that their Bachelor’s degree is awarded before the enrolment on MathMods MSc. The accomplishment of the Bachelor’s studies must be documented no later than 15 August 2011.
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All applicants whose native language is not English are required to prove a satisfactory level of spoken and written English, certified by:

* TOEFL: minimum 550 for PBT / 213 for CBT / 80 for IBT. You may send the TOEFL certificate simply as a photocopy or you may send it directly through ETS. Use these data when adding us as a new score recipient: Code number: 3676, Institution: University of L’Aquila.
* IELTS: 6.0 points
* CPE: Grades A, B, C
* CAE: Grades A, B
* or equivalent to the above.

The test must have been taken within the four years immediately preceding the requested semester of admission and be valid at the time of enrolment.

If applicants don’t have an English certificate by the deadline, we may also accept a temporary certificate by the Director/Coordinator of the Bachelor’s Degree study programme (or an academic in that group) stating that the applicant is so fluent in English that s/he can understand and discuss high level scientific topics. If possible, the letter should be signed either by a native English speaker academic full Professor or by an academic full Professor in English language (with full contacts included). Then, if you are selected, you will have to send an official certificate (see the list above) no later than 15 August 2011.

Scholarship Application Deadline: 31 January 2011

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