Report

Who confers your PhD?

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.

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Leibniz female Professorship Program

A personal report from Rosa I. Grote-Gálvez, Section Officer C, on  the kick-off event for the Leibniz female Professorship Program “Sie kommen wie berufen”
What is the Leibniz female Professorship Program?

A funding and support program of the Leibniz Association to promote more women in science.

What is the aim of the Leibniz female professorship program?

The program aims to support the successful recruitment of internationally outstanding female scientists and to encourage the appointment to a professorship at an earlier stage in their career. The funding positions are W2 and W3 professorships, which are either permanent or have a tenure track option. The Leibniz Association started this program at its institutes in 2018. The first five female scientists have already been selected and are now being appointed to professors at their universities.

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Some statistics for the weekend

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.

The working group members have set the ambitious goals of delivering a first report by mid-September to the Leibniz Association and discuss the most important results at the General Assembly of the Leibniz PhD Network.

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N² – Shaping the future now

Plenty of ideas are in the room and after full two days of intense discussions and exchange the list of future tasks looks impressive. From July- 27th to 28th the board of N² – The Network of Networks, in which Max Planck PhDNet, Helmholtz Juniors and the Leibniz PhD Network join forces, met in Potsdam to set its future agenda. The Leibniz PhD Network was represented by our spokespersons Katarzyna Stoltmann and Jan-Lucas Schanze.

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