Data Science for the Future:

Our Schools

Under the roof of the Helmholtz Information & Data Science Academy (HIDA), six research schools train young scientists at the interface between information & data science and a scientific domain.

Interdisciplinary Research

Evaluating huge amounts of data requires intelligent algorithms and methodologically skilled experts. That is why the Helmholtz Association trains young scientists at the interface between Information & Data Science and a scientific domain at six research schools. At these schools, doctoral researchers deepen their expertise in data science methods and learn to combine knowledge from the six Helmholtz research fields - Energy, Earth and Environment, Health, Aeronautics, Space and Transport, Matter and Information - with data science.

Innovative Y-Supervision

The Schools are characterized by an innovative supervision concept: At all Helmholtz Information & Data Science Schools, PhD researchers are guided by two experts each - one person from the field of computer science or mathematics, and one person from the natural science application field. In this way, the PhD researchers receive the best possible training in both areas - in the field of information & data science and in the research domain.

Networks between First-Class Research Institutions

Tandem supervision not only has advantages for the PhD researchers: it also brings the scientists of the Helmholtz Centres into contact with the researchers of the partner universities and ensures an extremely valuable exchange of experience and methods between them. By establishing numerous smart point-to-point connections throughout Germany, the Helmholtz Information & Data Science Schools thus span comprehensive networks between first-class research institutions and researchers and develop research-related competence nodes with international appeal.

Our Schools


PhD researchers will be trained at the schools at the interface between classical research domains and information & data science by 2025

Current calls for applications of the Schools

The six Helmholtz Information & Data Science Schools regularly advertise new positions for doctoral researchers.

Current calls


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