It is time for the next step! The Leibniz PhD network has been communicating to its members and the public already via Facebook and Twitter channels and newsletters. In the future you’ll be able to read about our PhD Network, the Leibniz Association, as well as the world of science and doctoral researchers here on our weblog! Stay tuned! (more…)
The PhD agreement group is a subgroup within the working group of diversity, equal opportunities, and working conditions of the Leibniz PhD Network. The group’s task is to develop an agreement between PhD candidates and their institutes that aims to be valid for all Leibniz institutes. Among others the topics of the agreement are supervision, career options, advanced training and working hours. Besides developing a basic agreement for all, we also take into account the different sections and research areas within Leibniz and their possible specifics. Of course, we will also consider the results of the survey group to take a closer look at the actual conditions that should be improved by an agreement. In the end we want to present a fundamental agreement that all PhD representatives and candidates can use to either develop a PhD agreement for their institute or modify and improve their existing one.
Now, meet the people behind the group!
Long planned and often announced, it finally happened! On 6th-8th November 2017, 150 doctoral researchers of the N² networks gathered for their first joint event. It was an exciting and dense program, also involving the interested public during the “Science beyond borders” festival, which was framed by the Berlin Science Week.
The survey group is a subgroup within the working group of diversity, equal opportunities, and working conditions of the Leibniz PhD Network. This group’s task is to develop, conduct, and evaluate internal surveys that help the network to know more about the doctoral researchers it represents. This information will then be utilized to shape the argument’s thrust of the network in order to advocate fair working conditions for its members.
Meet here those who are behind this important mission!
From October 26th to 27th 2017, the Kick-Off Meeting of the Leibniz PostDoc Network took place in in the Research Center Borstel – Leibniz Center for Medicine and Biosciences (FZB). Representatives of postdoctoral researchers of 45 out of 91 institutes joined the first meeting. The Leibniz PhD Network welcomes the initiative and also had the chance to be present at this foundational meeting.
What future do you wish to have for your own PhD? And is there anything you would like to change for the next generation of doctoral researchers? N2 – Network of Networks currently deals with those questions and aims to initiate a dialogue about the future of doctoral researchers in Germany. In a joint political statement of N2, the PhD networks of Leibniz, Max Planck and Helmholtz demand a national pact for diversity and a cultural change in science.