The Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) has approved the new Graduiertenkolleg/Research Training Group GRK 2240: Algebro-Geometric Methods in Algebra, Arithmetic and Topology. It is located at the Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf (HHU) and the Bergische Universität Wuppertal (BUW). The main goal of the research training group is the application of tools and results from Algebraic Geometry to pure mathematics, for instance in nearby areas of Algebraic Topology, Group Theory, K-theory, Model Theory, Number Theory and Representation Theory. The emphasis is on the qualification of doctoral researchers within the framework of a focused research programme and a structured training strategy. In June 2018, the DFG Research Training Group GRK 2240 began its work.

The DFG is funding 12 positions for doctoral researches which are subsequently filled.