Doctoral programme Natural Hazards in Mountain Regions

Head

Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Bernhard Gems (Institute of Infrastructur, Unit for Hydraulic Engineering)

Deputy Head

Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Barbara Schneider-Muntau (Institute of Infrastructur, Unit for Geotechnical and Tunnel Engineering)

Coordination/Management

To be announced shortly.

Aims

The doctoral programme „Natural Hazards in Mountain Regions" focuses on all relevant natural scientific, engineering, demographic, economic and management aspects in the context of analysing geophysical natural hazards in mountain regions as well as handling risks and developing solutions for protection. Ph.D. students and members are related to 7 research units and 5 ARMU research centers at the University of Innsbruck. They collaborate and exchange with each other in a high-quality interdisciplinary research environment. The doctoral programme means a supplement to the individual faculty-related doctoral programmes and provides a manifold offer of activities, amongst covering themed lecture series, common training courses, thesis seminars and also summer / winter schools. Interdisciplinary research approaches, developing correlations and interfaces between the contributing disciplines, as well as soft skills and key elements for the further professional career are particularly fostered. The doctoral programme means a platform for sharing and extending knowledge of researches. It emphasizes the University of Innsbruck as one of the international leaders in research of natural hazard processes in mountain regions and related impacts on and consequences for human society.

The doctoral programme aims to provide a systematic, efficient and high-quality training of excellent Ph.D. students within an interdisciplinary research environment. By complementing the individual faculty-related doctoral programs, Ph.D. students are pushed to extend their research interests, to recognize and develop correlations and interfaces with other research disciplines and foci, and to present their research in a broader context. Activities cover academic topics as well as the training of soft skills and career planning. The doctoral program is further aimed to be a fruitful platform for the members to discuss, propose and work on common interdisciplinary research issues and thereby also cooperate with external national and international research institutions.

Faculty Members

  • assoz. Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Stefan Achleitner (Institute of Infrastructur, Unit for Hydraulic Engineering)
  • Univ.-Prof. Dr.-Ing. Markus Aufleger (Institute of Infrastructur, Unit for Hydraulic Engineering)
  • Univ.-Prof. i. R. Dr. Rainer Brandner (Institute of Geology)
  • ao. Univ.-Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Wolfgang Fellin (Institute of Infrastructur, Unit for Geotechnical and Tunnel Engineering)
  • Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Bernhard Gems (Institute of Infrastructur, Unit for Hydraulic Engineering)
  • assoz. Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Manfred Kleidorfer (Institute of Infrastructur, Unit for Environmental Engineering)
  • ao. Univ.-Prof. Mag. Dr. Hugo Ortner (Institute of Geology)
  • Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Barbara Schneider-Muntau (Institute of Infrastructur, Unit for Geotechnical and Tunnel Engineering)
  • Dr. Rudolf Sailer (Institute of Geography)
  • assoz. Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Robert Sitzenfrei (Institute of Infrastructur, Unit for Environmental Engineering)
  • o. Univ.-Prof. Dr. Johann Stötter (Institute of Geography)
  • Univ.-Prof. Dr. Michael Strasser (Institute of Geology)

 

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