Doctoral students participating in the DDAp will work on joint research projects in astroparticle physics, e.g., related to the Pierre Auger Observatory, and spend at least one year in the other country. The doctoral students have to follow the rules of both universities and a specific cooperation agreement. The research project is complemented by a lecture program covering astrophysics, astroparticle and particle physics as well as language courses. At the conclusion of a project after typically three years, KIT and UNSAM, will conduct a joint examination and both issue their doctoral degree.
The DDAp is supported by the German Argentinean University Center (CUAA-DAHZ), which provides additional funding for the exchange, but not the doctoral positions themselves. This means that all doctoral students of KSETA can apply to participate in the DDAp, provided that their research topic fits also to our partner institute ITeDA.