The CLIB Graduate Cluster “Industrial Biotechnology” started in April 2009 as a central part of CLIB2021, the NRW cluster “Industrial Biotechnology”, which was awarded the 1st prize in the 2007 competition “BioIndustry2021” of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF). By utilizing renewable resources or more efficient conversion routes, Industrial Biotechnology has become a key technology for novel materials and substances and a driver in climate protection. It gives decisive impulses for innovation in many fields of industry, household application and medicine.
In a unique PhD program the three partner universities Bielefeld, Düsseldorf and Dortmund unite their profound knowledge in four technology platforms in close cooperation with industry. The Heinrich-Heine-University Düsseldorf contributes in the fields of Biocatalysis and Expression offering a high-level post graduate education within a stimulating interdisciplinary environment of internationally renowned research groups of CLIB2021 at Heinrich-Heine-University Düsseldorf and partner institutes at Research Centre Jülich. The competitive advantage of the graduate school is the industrial orientation including an internship at a CLIB2021 member company. The program is substantially funded by the Ministry of Innovation, Science, Research and Technology of the German federal state North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW) in addition to the universities and CLIB2021 associated companies. Within the network, 84 PhD scholarships are offered to excellent young scientists in the next three years, making the CLIB Graduate Cluster one of the biggest PhD programs in life sciences Europe-wide.
With about 15000 students the Heinrich-Heine-University Düsseldorf is the centre of research and education in the capital of North Rhine-Westphalia, a federal state of Germany well known for the Rhine-Ruhr area, the largest economic area in Europe and among Europe’s largest academic hubs. With her five faculties (mathematics and natural sciences, medicine, law, economics, philosophy) the Heinrich-Heine-University promotes close interdisciplinary co-operations on regional, national and international levels. In the tradition of European universities and the spirit of Heinrich Heine, the community of teachers and students offers high-level education in an atmosphere of tolerance, respect for minorities and coexistence across national borders.
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