One major goal of ViVaCE is students working together, cooperating intensively within an interdisciplinary field of research. A “tandem coaching” concept is applied right from the beginning depending on the research topic. During the stay at ENS, the student is supported by the French PIs.
Collaborative research is promoted at the IRTG. PhD students are integrated into this interdisciplinary programme in such a way that they acquire a substantial depth of understanding in the fields of contact and computational mechanics, engineering applications and applied mathematics. In order to stimulate communication and interaction among the graduate students,evaluation presentations will take place and a jour fixe is arranged.