What is the current status in the working groups? Which topics should we cover? Who would like to get involved? How can we push forward the work of the network?
The network aims to address these questions specifically for the working groups in the “Zukunftsworkshop” (or Future Workshop) which took place at the Leibniz Association’s Head Office in Berlin on May 6th and 7th. For this event, everyone who is active in the Leibniz PhD Network by participating in a working group or wants to join a group gathers in order to discuss accomplished work and future plans. Scattered all over Germany, opportunities for working group members to meet in person are rare and most communication has to be done via Skype conferences and email. Getting together for the Zukunftsworkshop is therefore a welcome change.
This publication marks an important milestone for the work of the Leibniz PhD Network:
For the first time, we provide and analyze detailed data on the situation of doctoral researchers across all sections of the Leibniz Association. Among else we describe the doctoral researchers’ current working situations, opportunities for career development and experiences with supervision as well as work-life balance. The Leibniz PhD Network designed, conducted, and evaluated the survey in which over 1,000 doctoral researchers participated. (more…)
After the General Assembly in September, the new steering group met for a kick-off meeting at the TU in Berlin on 23rd and 24th November to get ready for the upcoming term. With the upcoming events of 2019 of the Leibniz PhD Network and N2 – the Network of Networks, the publication of the results of the PhD survey or the finalization of a draft PhD agreement – just to name a few topics – a lot of material for discussion was on the table for the Network’s third year of activity. (more…)