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Helmholtz Research School
Mechanisms and Interactions of Climate Change in Mountain Regions

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  • MICMoR Fellows' Retreat
  • MICMoR Career Days 2017
  • MICMoR Vision
  • What we offer ...

The Environmental Research Station Schneefernerhaus on Mount Zugspitze was the venue of the 6th MICMoR Fellows' Retreat, which this time treated the topic "Scientific Communication".

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MICMoR Fellows' Retreat

MICMoR's second Career Days offered glimpses into different career options outside academia. On Day 1, invited speakers with an academic background in environmental sciences gave insights into their own career paths and job profiles, whereas Day 2 provided the participants with information from the KIT Career Service, CV and application checks and a professional photo shooting.

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MICMoR Career Days 2017

MICMoR aims at training young scientists for careers in the climate change field. Today much more is asked from the next generation of researchers: academic research skills in just one scientific field is often not enough, but an interdisciplinary approach is required to be able to cross boundaries and seek new innovative ideas. In addition, an international global orientation as well as networking and exchange with cooperation partners is crucial for scientific careers ...

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MICMoR Vision

MICMoR offers supplemental funding for up to 30 doctoral students from a climate change background performing their research in the MICMoR environment.



National and international PhD students with a disctinct orientation of their PhD topic towards interdisciplinary research at the interfaces of atmosphere-biosphere and pedo-/hydrosphere processes can apply for a fellowship.

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What we offer ...

Welcome to MICMoR,

the Helmholtz Research School on Mechanisms and Interactions of Climate Change in Mountain Regions, based at KIT/IMK-IFU in Garmisch-Partenkirchen!

MICMoR’s research is directed to the consequences of climate change for biosphere, atmosphere and pedo-/hydrosphere processes. Its Graduate Program offers scientific training for PhD students from a background in climate change research. It also provides training in professional competencies and offers various opportunities of international exchange and collaboration. Our vision is to train a new generation of outstanding young scientists to navigate successfully in collaborative climate change research.

At the beginning of 2018 we can look back on the past six MICMoR years and be very happy with how our Research School has developed. We thank especially all our 31 MICMoR Fellows and the MICMoR Scientists for their commitment and engagement in MICMoR activities.

The MICMoR Coordination Team
KIT/IMK-IFU, Garmisch-Partenkirchen