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The SICSS Doctoral Program

Are you interested in focusing your doctoral research on earth system sciences, impacts of climate change or climate related aspects of social and economic sciences? Does your research proposal fit one of the CliSAP research groups’ topics?

SICSS brings together doctoral candidates from various disciplines. In quest of answers, they will not be restricted by their specialist skills and perspectives, but will cooperate in looking beyond the obvious.

In that case we would like to invite you to apply for our three-year doctoral program.

SICSS unites young researchers from numerous disciplines – all addressing different areas of climate sciences and climate change.

SICSS offers workshops: to exchange ideas and to improve your qualifciation in a variety of technical and soft skills. All workshops being guided by internationally renowned scientists and experts.

For those aiming to draft their postdoctoral professional career in- or outside of the pure sciences, SICSS offers a career mentoring program in cooperation with the institutions of Universität Hamburg.

With its extraordinary research facilities and a maximum of about 80 doctoral candidates SICSS provides excellent conditions for building your professional career!



“Climate science is an extremely complex, multifaceted field, developing fast and changing constantly. Being a climate expert means being ready to absorb and critically process new knowledge coming from different disciplines and learning to be creative in this activity. CliSAP provides a stimulating academic environment, where it is possible to benefit from the interaction of colleagues from many different disciplines from both inside and outside the university. It is a special place to do science and gives the almost unique opportunity to interact in a truly interdisciplinary fashion with extremely talented colleagues.”

Prof. Dr. Valerio Lucarini, Institute of Meteorology, Universität Hamburg and SICSS lecturer