Every year only a limited number of students is admitted to the Ocean and Climate Physics program. We therefore provide students with a familial work and learning environment in which they can grow their scientific knowledge and develop crucial soft skills through personal guidance. We wish to see our graduates succeed in their professional careers and try our hardest to help them distinguish themselves in their field. During the phase of the masters thesis every student gets direct and personal guidance by a professor and a working group scientist who help through scientific discussions and meaningful input.
Even after graduation we try to keep in touch with our graduates to foster a network of professional connections throughout the scientific community but also in the private industry.
Science: Our program provides a specialized science-oriented education that thoroughly prepares and qualifies students for further scientific work. Many of our graduates take up PhD-studies at a university or non-university research institutions, including (but not limited to) the Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency (BSH), the German Weather Service (DWD), the Max-Planck-Institute for Meteorology (MPI-M) or at comparable facilities abroad.
Private industry: Our graduates have gained a deep knowledge in mathematics, physics, numerics and also computer science, and are thereby also prepared for a career in the private sector. Following individual interests, students often already utilize the elective courses to deepen their knowledge in such a direction. Recently, students have taken up positions as system administrators, in large data processing, but also consulting.