Information for PhD candidates

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Within the R&D department of a company, researchers will focus their research on industrial issues or problems. For a dissertation, however, PhD candidates are required to undertake innovative academic research and publish original results. By participating in a Campus 2020 project, both aspects will be combined into a single project.

This wiki will support you with information about your relationship with your advisor and the company as well as the expectations and goals of the programme.

How to start?

How to find project partners?

Getting a Campus 2020 project started

Before coming to Germany

After arriving in Leipzig

Even once you have set foot out of the plane, you are not done yet. There are several important tasks to be carried out timely:

If you need any help from a German speaker (for authorities, forms, finding a flat etc.) please ask Ulrike Weber (

During your thesis