Studying with SuCo2

We welcome students with an interest to collaborate with us. There are different opportunities to work and study with SuCo2. We are offering courses both at Arizona State and at Leuphana. We also supervise dissertation projects, on Bachelor, Master, and Doctoral level. Finally, there is always the opportunity to get involved in ongoing research projects.

Whether you want to speak with us about your course and class assignment, your final thesis or any other academic project: please make sure to come prepared. On this page, we have collected some useful hints and advice to make our meetings as productive and rewarding as possible.


Q1. How do you write a research prospectus / short expose for your research paper or final thesis with SuCo2?

As a basis for a productive discussion of your ideas, we ask you to write a short exposé and bring it to the consultation hours. You should be able to write this exposé within 15-20 minutes. The exposé should not exceed 2-3 pages. We have developed a template that guides you through the different steps you should think through before signing up for a consultation with us. Please consult the short expose / research proposal guidelines for more information.

Q2. How do you prepare a meeting to discuss and make decisions about challenges and open questions that you have?

Problems, open questions and challenges arise in every research project, be it a term paper, a thesis or funded grant work. They usually require consultation with others. How can we make best use of our time and ensure that meetings produce high-quality outcomes? The decision recommendation matrix is a helpful tool to achieve these goals. You will find that when you prepare your next meeting using the matrix, the meeting will be much more focused, productive and efficient. Please refer to this decision recommendation matrix guide for more information.

Q3. How to optimize your meetings with instructors / supervisors?

SuCo2 group members offer regular consultation hours that students can sign up for. There is usually limited time available to discuss your concerns. Please consult our consultation hours guidelines to prepare for the meeting and learn about what we expect from you and what you can expect from us.