The Science College Computational Materials Science
Following a joint application from all scientific members of the Research Center (RC) CMS, the Austrian Science Funds (FWF) decided in December 1998 the creation of the Science College (SC) (Wissenschaftskolleg - WK) Computational Materials Science . The SC-CMS is based on the existing structure of the Research Center CMS and extends its role from a research center to an institution housing concomitantly a graduate college and a research center of high international standards. Work in SC-CMS started in April 1999 when the first four doctoral students started their thesis work. After evaluations by high-ranking international scientific boards in January 2002, in December 2004, and in December 2007 funding was granted for a fourth and final three-year period until April 2011.