MICMoR is a Research School on Mechanisms and Interactions of Climate Change in Mountain Regions. It is based at IMK-IFU in Garmisch-Partenkirchen and funded by the Helmholtz Association. MICMoR offers a structured graduate programme for PhD students from the field of Climate Change research, i.e. coming from disciplines such as physics, meteorology, chemistry, biology, geography, environmental or related sciences. The Research School is a joint project of KIT with its partner institutions Technische Universität München, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Universities of Augsburg, Bayreuth and Würzburg, DLR Oberpfaffenhofen and Helmholtz Zentrum München, with more than 50 scientists involved.
MICMoR’s research is directed to the consequences of climate change for biosphere, atmosphere and pedo-/hydrosphere processes. The Graduate Programme offers scientific training to its PhD students through Summer Schools and Technical Short Courses. It also provides training in professional competencies, e.g. working in interdisciplinary and multicultural teams, presentation and communication skills. It offers various opportunities of international exchange and collaboration through meetings, participation at international conferences and research visits at international research institutions. A structured cross-disciplinary mentoring through a Thesis Advisory Committee provides a reliable and supportive mentoring process.
Thus, MICMoR’s vision is to train a new generation of outstanding young scientists to navigate successfully in collaborative Climate Change research fostering comprehensive multidisciplinary approaches and improving the knowledge of Climate Change interactions in mountain regions.
The Research School has started in January 2012 and has accepted 15 Fellows during the first two application periods coming from KIT, TUM, LMU, Helmholtz Zentrum München, University of Augsburg, University of Würzburg, University of Marburg (all Germany), University of Cuenca (Ecuador) and University of Ostrava / Global Change Research Centre (Czech Republic).
For more details see www.micmor.kit.edu.