The General Assembly 2020 starts tomorrow!

Once a year, all elected PhD representatives of the 96 Leibniz Institutes and Research Museums meet for two days of networking, exchange of best practices and discussions on current and future challenges of doctoral researchers in Germany. This General Assembly is of crucial importance for the Leibniz PhD Network, since it also contains a discussion of the Standing Rules and the election of a new Steering Committee.

Due to the current worldwide crisis, we decided that for the first time in the history of the Leibniz PhD Network the General Assembly will be held online. It will take place on October 1st and 2nd. However, we also see this new format as a great opportunity: the first day of the General Assembly 2020 will be open for all doctoral researchers of the Leibniz Association. We invite all members of the Leibniz PhD Network and our associated networks. Dr. Antje Wegner from the German Centre for Higher Education Research and Science Studies (DZHW) will give a keynote about “What does it mean to be a PhD candidate (today)? – Funding, employment conditions and career intentions”. On the second day, the doctoral representatives of all Leibniz institutes will be invited to vote for the new Steering Committee.


The first day of the general assembly will be open for all. Follow: and further information, such as the password, you should have becomed through your representative.

If you have any question regarding the General Assembly, please get in contact with Antoine Verriere ( or Jacob Gorenflos (‎.

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