Kiel is, next to Hamburg, the most famous port town. It is a vibrant, wealthy city with plenty of opportunities in academia and industry alike.
The topic can make or break a dissertation. It convinces selection committees, helps earn financial support, and steers a career in the right direction.
2019 marks the fourth round of the German Excellence Initiative (now the Excellence Strategy), a programme that aims to promote and support cutting-edge scientific research. But what exactly does the initiative fund, how does it work and why is it important for international scientists?