On October 1/2, the DIW Graduate Center welcomed its new cohort through various events. Fifteen promising young students introduced themselves at the welcome reception in the evening of October 1, following the opening speeches of Prof. Marcel Fratzscher, president of DIW Berlin, and Prof. Helmut Lütkepohl, Dean of the GC. On October 2, a detailed introduction to the doctoral program structure was organized to get newcomers familiar with the challenges and prospects in the coming years. Then the library, Communication Department and IT Department presented their service fields in the afternoon. We wish the new students a fruitful and enjoyable time at DIW Berlin!