Steering Committee 2017/2018


Kasia_webseiteKatarzyna Stoltmann
Leibniz-Center General Linguistics (ZAS)

One of the aims of Katarzyna is the implementation of intranet for all Leibniz doctoral researchers to enhance the internal communication and interdisciplinarity. Due to her years of experience in research as well as in free enterprises, Katarzyna wishes to support Leibniz PhD students with professional decisions.




janlucas_webseiteJan-Lucas Schanze
Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences (GESIS)

Jan-Lucas advocates for a culture that let us benefit from the extraordinary diversity of the Leibniz Association and its doctoral researchers. Every doctoral researcher should be aware of our network and is kindly invited to participate for the sake of our common interests.



Financial Officer

Marie_websiteMarie Urbicht
German Rheumatism Research Center Berlin (DRFZ)

In Marie’s opinion, the Leibniz PhD Network provides a great framework to connect young and creative minds from different areas of research and to represent their interests. It is important to her to keep up the good work of the first year and make it even more publicly visible.



Section Officer
Section A – Humanities and Educational Research

Saskia_websiteSaskia Ripp
Institute for the German Language (IDS)

For Saskia a great potential of the network lies in interdisciplinary exchange. This is why she wants to promote the flow of information within the network. Furthermore, she wants to establish basic guidelines for the employment of doctoral candidates.



Section Officer
Section B: Economics, Social Sciences, Spatial Research

aida_webseite.jpegAida Cumurovic
Halle Institute for Economic Research (IWH)

Aida sees the PhD Network as a great way for doctoral students to network between all Leibniz-Institutes. It offers a platform to exchange experiences and ideas on research, working conditions, and career possibilities. She wants to help shaping a lively exchange and engages for fair working conditions.



Section Officer
Section C: Life Sciences

Rosa_WebsiteRosa Isela Grote-Gálvez
Bernhard-Nocht-Institute for Tropical Medicine (BNITM)

Rosas personal concerns are the working conditions of scientist in Germany. Young scientist should have more courage to demand good working conditions, fair payment and employment contracts. We have to claim for more scientists with influence in the regulatory agencies and among government officials.



Section Officer
Section D: Mathematics, Natural Sciences, Engineering

florian_webseite.jpgFlorian Korinth
Leibniz Institute of Photonic Technology (IPHT)

In Florian’s opinion the Leibniz PhD Network is first and foremost a platform to further improve the communication between doctoral researchers, even beyond their own institute – and section borders. This broadened communication supports the development of new projects and sparks new impulses for excellent research.



Section Officer
Section E: Environmental Research

Meike_websiteMeike Weltin
Leibniz-Centre for Agricultural Landscape Research (ZALF)

Meike is inspired by the spirit of the network to connect doctoral researchers in order to jointly raise awareness for their indispensable contributions to excellent and relevant scientific achievements and to actively shape the future of doctoral researchers in Germany themselves.