The school is located in Dresden and offers, besides excellent research facilities, a training program as well as Ph.D. fellowships and is open for students from all countries world wide. The official language is English. Students are expected to complete a PhD thesis within three years.
It is intended to give young highly motivated students research skills and strong theoretical background in atomic, molecular and optical as well as chemical physics, theoretical and computational chemistry or scientific computing. The research focus of the school is on the modelling in the natural sciences, covering a wide range from finite atomic and molecular systems up to infinite surfaces and solids.