The IOER offers a stimulating scientific environment and extensive structured support for doctoral candidates. Special supporting structures and processes ensure the qualification and completion of excellent and relevant dissertations.
The central element of structured support for doctoral candidates is the individually composed supervisory board, which serves to discuss the doctoral project and solve questions that arise, as well as ensuring mentoring. The participation in a training programme, among others in cooperation with the Graduate Academy of the TU Dresden, enables the targeted further qualification of the doctoral candidates. Other special formats of discussion are the regional PhD Day and an international Autumn School. To support the networking of doctoral candidates, the IOER finances, for example, the participation in national and international conferences.
The IOER offers various positions for doctoral candidates including those allowing the candidate to focus entirely on the doctorate.
Furthermore, doctoral students at the IOER can also be funded within the framework of the Dresden Leibniz Graduate School.