DFG Research Training Group

Ausschreibung : In October 2015, the DFG Research Training Group “Natural Hazards and Risks in a Changing World” (NatRiskChange) was established at the University of Potsdam and is run in cooperation with the Freie Universität of Berlin, the German Research Centre for Geosciences GFZ and the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK).


12 Academic Staff Members (12 PhD-positions, part-time, 30 hours per Week – 75 % at the salary grade E 13 TV-L)


Subject: NatRiskChange aims to develop methods that improve hazard and risk analyses and quantifica-tions considering the transient, non-stationary nature of hazards and risks due to changing natural and anthropogenically altered components of the earth system. Key scientific aims are the devel-opment, testing and pilot application of methods that are able to identify, quantify or predict transi-ent natural hazards and associated risks. Earthquakes, floods, mass movements and storms are of major research interest.


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