Training programme

NETWORKS offers an extensive and inspiring training program. The program includes the components listed below. In addition, there are several other NETWORKS events that you can participate in.


  • Training Weeks. NETWORKS organizes two Training Weeks per year. The morning sessions in each Training Week are devoted to two mini-courses, one on a topic from stochastics and the other on a topic from algorithmics. The afternoon sessions feature research presentations by NETWORKS researchers (PIs or other staff members, postdocs and PhD students) about their current work, and working sessions where participants can collaborate on research problems. The Training Weeks are held at off-campus locations, to maximize social interaction and community building among the NETWORKS researchers.
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  • Industrial Internships. Each PhD student will do an internship of 2-3 months in a non-academic environment, typically in the second or third year of her/his PhD.
  • Professional skills courses.  There is a variety of courses on professional skills and personal development available to NETWORKS PhD students. These include courses on technical writing and giving presentations, developing teaching skills, personal effectiveness, and more. Together with your supervisor, you decide on a personal course program.


The research and training program of NETWORKS offers you excellent opportunities for a future career, be it in academia, government, or industry. NETWORKS graduates found jobs at top academic institutions both in and outside Europe (including MIT, Georgia Tech, Warwick University, and Max-Planck-Institut für Informatik), at major multinationals in the high-tech and financial industry (including Microsoft, Google, PriceWaterhouseCoopers and ABN-AMRO) and at medium-size companies and start-ups.