The total number of participants in the graduate school
is at present 23 Ph.D. students and 3 post-docs (12 + 1 fellowship holder, 11 +
The teaching programme consists of
- Lectures: Analytical methods, modern synthetic
methods, materials chemistry;
- Lectures accompanied by seminars: X-ray
crystallography and X-ray structure analysis; near-field interface physics;
analysis of NMR spectra; X-ray absorption spectroscopic techniques; diffuse
scattering using synchrotron radiation; EPR spectroscopy; analytical methods
in solid state chemistry; thermal analysis and calorimetry; nano-analytics;
organometallic catalysis; biological, medicinal and technical significance of
vanadium; solid state chemistry; template-directed synthesis of mesoporous
- Language classes: English for chemists;
- Workshops (nano-analytical methods based on scanning
probe microscopy; solid state NMR spectroscopy; NMR in materials research; soft skills).
In addition, a two-day workshop is organised every year
for all members, and a weekly seminar is held in which students and invited
speakers present results of their research. Sporadic block seminars on specific
topics (e.g., "soft" skills) are also organised.
Participating students will have the opportunity to take
part in the International Centre of Graduate Studies at the University of
last modified: 16 June 2006.