With the research camp, the University wants to support students in their final phase of studies or early-career researchers in developing their ideas for a high-quality and socially relevant Master's thesis or doctorate. Applicants should submit an outline of their idea on a topic at the intersection of sustainable development and digital transformation in advance. "In the future, it will become increasingly important to link shaping sustainable development with the opportunities and risks digital transformation offers. This is why we want to see new, exciting ideas linking these two topics", says KU Vice President for Research, Prof. Dr. Jens Hogreve.
In addition to specialist scientific impulses on topics such as sustainable mobility, data ethics or climate modeling, the interdisciplinary research camp offers various opportunities for continuing education. For example, all participants can take part in workshops on designing scientific posters or applying to conferences and learn how design thinking as a method can guide them to bring their own ideas to the point more specifically. “Being a committed University, we place a particular value on personal commitment. We are therefore looking for young people who, beyond their professional interests, are actively committed to sustainable social development", says Dr. Thomas Metten, who is organizing the camp on behalf of the KU.
Those interested in the scholarship can apply for the admission procedure by June 15. Afterwards, a scientific commission will select the 20 participants who will spend a week at the KU discussing and developing their research ideas together with experts from various disciplines. The costs for travel, accommodation and meals will be covered by the KU.
The “Ignaz Kögler Research Summer Camp 2023” is supported by the Ingolstadt Science Foundation of Excellence - Ignaz Kögler. The name of the foundation and the research camp commemorates the Jesuit Ignaz Kögler (1680-1746), who studied and taught as a scholar in Ingolstadt and worked at the Chinese imperial court as a bridge builder between continents, countries and cultures.
Further information on the call for applications and the application process can be found at www.ku.de/rsc