The European Graduate Program is a joint initiative of the ETH Zürich, the three universities of Berlin - Freie Universität, Technische Universität und Humboldt-Universität and the Konrad-Zuse-Research Center Berlin (and a number of other partner European institutions). Among others, the goal is to establish international contacts both on the research and educational side, and to create a focused program with completion of a Ph.D. thesis within three years.

It is following the graduate program "Algorithmische Diskrete Mathematik" which ended in September 2000.
Selected lectures presented within that program were published as volume 2122 of Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science.

This program ended in December 2005. In Berlin, there is a new research training group "Methods for Discrete Structures" that starts in October 2006. Most of the regular activities, in particular the Monday lectures, will be continued in the same style in the framework of the new program.

The German partners are financially supported by the German Research association (Deutschen Forschungsgemeinschaft, DFG).

In connection with this program we became a   Marie Curie Training Site (Scholarships for PhD students are available).

The speakers of the program are:

Berlin                         Zürich
Prof. Dr. Helmut Alt Prof. Dr. Emo Welzl
Institut für Informatik Institut für Theoretische Informatik
Takustr. 9 ETH Zürich, IFW
D-14195 Berlin-Dahlem CH-8092 Zürich
Tel. +49-30-838 75 160 Tel.+41-1-632 73 70
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