The computer scientists at Nanjing University, located approximately 300 kilometers northwest of Shanghai and site of the former ancient capital, maintain especially close ties with their colleagues at Hasso Plattner Institute (https://hpi.de). Of the eight million residents of the city , located approximately 300 kilometers northwest of Shanghai and site of the former ancient capital, currently eight Chinese PhD candidates, under joint supervision of their five professors, contribute to research on the topic of “Mass Data Analytics and Knowledge Discovery“ at the HPI Research School, with its fifty total members. It is the graduation college of the completely privately financed Hasso Plattner Institute. The Chinese junior scientists receive their grants from Potsdam as do the PhD candidates in Israel and Cape Town from Potsdam. The doctoral candidates are mentored jointly by all professors at the school rather than by a single advisor.
“In this way each of our PhD students becomes familiar with the questions, paradigms and approaches of the other disciplines involved,” said HPI director Prof. Christoph Meinel explaining the significant advantage. This helps in understanding context and enabling the fruitful collaboration with other scientists and specialists. At CeBIT, exhibitor Hasso Plattner Institut (Hall 9, Stand D44) presents the research achievements that have come from China thus far. “A Chinese junior researcher at the HPI Research School has already successfully earned his PhD,” said HPI Research School speaker Prof. Andreas Polze. The intensive exchange in the international graduate school leads to high mutual understanding and to fruitful collaboration. More at: http://hpi.de/forschung/research-school/standorte/nanjing-university.html.