VDS Physics partner programmes

The Vienna Doctoral School in Physics acts as a host for doctoral candidates from a range of externally funded, topical doctoral programmes:

Doctoral College Advanced Functional Materials

The Doctoral College Advanced Functional Materials (DCAFM) provides doctoral education at the highest international level on the synthesis, characterization, analysis and theoretical description of novel functional materials, ranging from low-dimensional materials with exotic electronic and optical properties to soft matter systems with tailored mechanical responses to external stimuli. The faculty of the DCAFM consists of members of the Faculties of Physics and Chemistry of the University of Vienna with complementary backgrounds in diverse fields of materials science.

DCAM has been awarded a doc.funds project Hierarchical Design of Hybrid Systems (HiDHyS) from the Austrian Science Fund (FWF)

Doctoral Program Particles & Interactions

The purpose of the Doktoratskolleg Particles and Interactions (DK-PI) is to combine the expertise on the properties and the interactions of elementary particles and hadronic matter available in theoretical and experimental physics institutions of the University of Vienna, the TU Wien and two institutes of the Austrian Academy of Sciences (HEPHY and SMI) in order to create a unique and fertile educational and research environment.

DK-PI runs as a Doctoral Programme (DK) funded by the Austrian Science Fund (FWF)

The Vienna Doctoral Program on Complex Quantum Systems (CoQuS)

The Vienna Doctoral Program on Complex Quantum Systems (CoQuS) is a training center for more than 40 students who are selected from an international pool of applicants, based on their academic excellence, scientific success and ambition. Research in CoQuS covers experimental and theoretical quantum physics.

CoQuS has been supported as a Doctoral Programme (DK) by the Austrian Science Fund (FWF)