The aim of the Graduate Academy at the KU is to ensure that young researchers receive all the help they need to successfully complete their doctorates and also necessary ongoing support during the postdoctoral phase. The Graduate Academy is a central institute of our university and therefore open to all doctoral candidates, supervisors, and post-doctoral researchers. It also works across faculties with existing research training groups and research associations. The Graduate Academy sees itself as an open and welcoming institution with high academic standards. The KU Graduate Academy receives the kind support of the Pädagogische Stiftung Cassianeum Donauwörth (the Cassianeum Educational Foundation in Donauwörth).