We are very happy to share a guest contribution by our Leibniz Postdoc colleagues who recently held their second assembly after their foundation a year ago. The Leibniz Postdoc Network and Leibniz PhD Network are in the process of deepening their relationship, identifying common topics and supporting each other. Mary-Ann Blätke, Glòria Martrus, and Gitta Heinz – all members of the Postdocs Network’s newly elected steering committee 2018/19 (pictured above) – let you know how they experienced the event and see the cooperation with the Leibniz PhD Network. (more…)
A workshop on cooperation with German universities
On September 6th, our Officer for Section A Saskia and our Spokesperson Jan-Lucas co-organized a workshop on “Doctorates in graduate schools at non-university organizations” (Promotionen in Graduiertenprogrammen an außeruniversitären Forschungseinrichtungen) at the UniWiND/GUAT 2018 conference, together with Christine Vogler from the International Leibniz Research School for Microbial and Biomolecular Interactions – ILRS Jena. The conference „Vielfalt durch Kooperation – Promotionsverfahren mit Partnereinrichtungen“ (Diversity through cooperation – Doctorates with associated organizations“) at the Technical University Munich dealt with challenges and chances when it comes to cooperation concerning doctorate programs between universities and non-university research institutions. (more…)
To physically unite all forces and proceed in large steps with the evaluation of the Leibniz PhD Network’s survey data, the Survey working group met in Berlin for a retreat at the German Institute for Economic Research (DIW) on the 17th and 18th of August. The survey, with over 1,000 respondents, gives a first comprehensive overview of the situation of the doctoral researchers in the Leibniz Association.
All PhD representatives from the 93 Leibniz Institutes meet annually in the General Assembly where they collect new ideas and tackle challenges, discuss essential actions, elect the new steering group and section officers, and define the goals for the upcoming 12 months. Fruitful exchange of experiences is achieved also due to a cooperation with the leaders of the Max Planck PhD Network (PhDNet), the Helmholtz Juniors (HeJus) and the Leibniz Postdoc Network.
The General Assembly is hosted voluntarily by different Leibniz Institutes every year. This year, the 3rd General Assembly is organized by the collaboration of three Leibniz Institutes (Leibniz Institute of Photonic Technology, Leibniz Institute on Aging and Leibniz Institute for Natural Product Research and Infection Biology) in Jena, Thuringia (September 26th to 28th, 2018). Meet the people who make this event happen! (more…)
The first Conference on Interdisciplinarity of the Leibniz PhD Network at the Leibniz Institute for Neurobiology (LIN) in the beautiful city of Magedburg was a full success. For two days, highly motivated doctoral researchers from all Leibniz institutes and experts in the field of interdisciplinary cooperation shared ideas on how to find the whole in the sum of the parts of different disciplines and scientific approaches in order to move towards the best of all possible worlds. (more…)
Do you care about the working conditions of doctoral researchers? Do you want to turn research into policy advice? Does data speak to you?
If the above only slightly fits you, then we have the perfectly right challenges for you! (more…)
The first months of 2018 are already over, the perfect opportunity to look back and provide you with a first summary. So far, this year proves to be extremely fruitful and productive for our Leibniz PhD Network. Here is our logbook from its first month. (more…)