The International Mentoring Program of the Research Training Group is aimed at ensuring the international scientific socialization of the PhD students. In order to promote the integration into the international science community, the PhD students are encouraged and supported to find a mentor from abroad. The mentors advise the PhD students with regard to their scientific careers on matters such as publication strategies, networking and application strategies. If possible, the mentors also support them in specific questions concerning their dissertations. The Research Training Group has 17 active and former mentors in its network.