Collaborations with Science and Industry

The Graduate School HGS MathComp is located and run under the umbrella of the   Heidelberg Graduate Academy at the   Interdisciplinary Center for Scientific Computing (IWR), the very core of interdisciplinary research and teaching in scientific computing in Heidelberg.

Research groups from the faculties of   Mathematics & Computer Science,   Physics & Astronomy,   Chemistry & Earth Sciences and the   Biosciences participate in the School as well as researchers from the faculties of   Medicine,   Economics & Social Studies and   Philosophy of the University of Heidelberg. Non-university collaboration partners in Heidelberg are the   German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ), the   European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL), the   European Media Laboratory Research (EML), and the   Center for Modelling and Simulation in the Biosciences (BIOMS).

The school strongly collaborates with the international network of partners and will promote new ways of private public partnership with industry.

Two graduate colleges are currently integrated into HGS MathComp:

  1. The Graduiertenkolleg GK 1653 Probabilistic Graphical Models and Image Analysis
  2. The Graduiertenkolleg GK 850 Modeling of Molecular Properties

Heidelberg Graduate School HGS MathComp

HGS MathComp cooperates with many international and national research insitutions. Due to the extensive scientific exchange of these institutions and HGS MathComp, the students enjoy extraordinary lectureres (Romberg Professor), travel opportunities, insight into the best labs and reserch environments.

Heidelberg Graduate School HGS MathComp

Many scientific institutions worldwide, with doctoral programs comparable to the proposed school have agreed to collaborate and participate in an exchange program.

In Europe these include:

Heidelberg Graduate School HGS MathComp

Members of HGS MathComp can join into numerous collaborations with industry. These partnerships bring challenging applications from industry practice into the HGS and drive the development of new mathematical and computational methods.

Heidelberg Graduate School HGS MathComp


Several industrial partners have explicitly expressed their wish to be actively involved in the graduate school, e.g.

  • BASF will fund a junior research group on 'Model-Based Optimum Experimental Design';
  • Bayer Technology Services will establish an 'industrial partnership professorship' in 'Modelling and Simulation in Bioengineering'