MICMoR is a Helmholtz-funded Research School on Mechanisms and Interactions of Climate Change in Mountain Regions, for doctoral researchers from the field of climate change research. It is based at IMK-IFU in Garmisch-Partenkirchen with partner institutions being Technische Universität München, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Universities of Augsburg, Bayreuth and Würzburg, DLR Oberpfaffenhofen and Helmholtz Zentrum München.
MICMoR’s research is directed to the consequences of climate change for biosphere, atmosphere and pedo-/hydrosphere processes. It offers scientific training through Summer Schools and Technical Short Courses and also provides training in professional skills, e.g. working in interdisciplinary and multicultural teams, presentation and communication skills. It offers various opportunities of international exchange and collaboration through meetings, participation in international conferences and research visits at international research institutions. A structured cross-disciplinary mentoring through a Thesis Advisory Committee provides a reliable and supportive mentoring process.
Overall, MICMoR’s vision is to train a new generation of outstanding young scientists to navigate successfully in collaborative climate change research fostering comprehensive multidisciplinary approaches and improving the knowledge of climate change interactions in mountain regions.
The Research School has opened its doors in January 2012 and has by 2019 accepted 36 fellows from KIT and a total of 13 other national and international institutions. MICMoR will have reached its end of funding by the end of 2020.