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Research, discover, develop

The Horst Görtz Institute (HGI) at Ruhr University Bochum is one of Europe’s leading research centers in IT-Security. The DFG, or German Research Foundation, awarded more than 4 million euro to the HGI for the establishment of the interdisciplinary research training group “New Challenges for Cryptography in Ubiquitous Computing” (UbiCrypt).


The research training group will study problems which are fundamental for securing the Internet of Things.  The research topics range from cryptographic foundations such as fully homomorphic encryption for privacy in cloud computing, over security for medical implants to internet security solutions involving new national ID cards. A central goal of the doctoral training is an interdisciplinary and structured education at the highest scientific level. Establishing networks to internationally top ranking research groups is part of the training.

Young promising scientist?

A group of internationally renowned researchers together with excellent funding provides an extremely interesting scientific environment. The HGI is known for its good working atmosphere. We are looking for candidates with outstanding master’s (or Diplom) degree in the fields of electrical engineering, computer science, mathematics or related areas.