All IMPRS-IS scholars are required to register at either the University of Stuttgart or the University of Tübingen within their first year in our program. For those with MPI-IS contracts, enrolling (matriculating) as a student and paying student fees is also mandatory.
All scholars must assemble a valid thesis advisory committee (TAC) with whom they meet with once per year (i.e., 3-4 times over the course of the program). Find more details concerning the thesis advisory agreement here.
IMPRS-IS boot camps consist of a week of intensive training that provide scholars with an interactive, one of a kind subversive learning experience. The week is filled with scientific talks from leading researchers in the fields of AI, career-development courses, interactive discussion sessions, scientific challenges, and social activities.
All scholars are expected to attend IMPRS-IS boot camps. If unavoidable or emergency circumstances prevent a scholar from attending, an email detailing the matter must be sent to the IMPRS-IS coordination office and their supervisor, at which point the request will be evaluated. This year’s boot camp is scheduled to take place in Michelsberg from Monday, October, 5, through Friday, October 9, 2020.
While in our program, all scholars are required to earn 12 ECTS credit points. A scholar works with their supervisor to develop a course of action, specific to their academic needs, for earning these credit points. Some scholars may be asked by their TAC to earn additional credit points. This is decided on a case-by-case basis.
IMPRS-IS scholars can earn credit points by attending boot camps and university courses.
We kindly ask that you acknowledge IMPRS-IS in all publications while in our program. Find suggested citation phrasing and IMPRS-IS branding elements here.
IMPRS-IS uses an online platform to digitally store and track relevant documents pertaining to a scholar‘s Ph.D. This platform is called the Zentralized Electronic Buddy for Research and Administration (ZEBRA). It is a scholar’s responsibility to keep their ZEBRA account up to date. This includes providing documentation for the five aforementioned requirements. Through ZEBRA, the IMPRS-IS coordination office can track a scholar’s academic progress, offer support, and follow up on development. Current scholars can access their ZEBRA profiles here: https://zebra-imprs-is.tue.mpg.de/