In the third funding phase (PoF III) of the ATMO programme, talent promotion had already a high priority. Among other things, so-called ATMO PhD Days were organised once a year, at which PhD students from the Helmholtz centres participating in ATMO came together to discuss research questions and exchange ideas. In addition, the graduate school GRACE and the graduate programme MiCMoR at IMK-IFU made an important contribution to the promotion of young researchers.
Also during the fourth funding period (PoF IV), we want to strengthen research at KIT in the research field Earth and Environment by promoting the talents of employees. This includes, but is not limited to, the promotion of young researchers. One of our overarching goals is to increase the proportion of women, especially in leadership positions.
In 2018, a working group on talent management was founded. This working group works on strategies to promote talent and develops new measures based on these strategies. In this context, a guide is currently being developed, i.e. an overview of further education offers and promotion measures for KIT staff in the research field Earth and Environment and students of meteorology.