What is a Forschungskolleg?

In July 2014, North Rhine-Westphalia launched the program "Forschungskollegs NRW" (formerly known as Fortschrittskollegs NRW). The strategy emphasizes the promotion of young scientists in the field of sustainable development. Within this broad field, the framework incorporates amongst others issues of climate change, demographic development, food and health care, resource depletion and power supply, access to information, and mobility. All are major challenges confronting contemporary society. These areas are divided across twelve structured graduate schools housing doctoral students, including FUTURE WATER.