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…)
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Our working group was founded as a sub-group of the working group on diversity, equal opportunities and working conditions during the Leibniz PhD Network general assembly of 2017 in Rostock.
During the discussions of the World Café format we identified several cornerstones that define the conditions for doctoral candidates at Leibniz institutes and research Museums. It became clear that the working and supervision conditions vary greatly due to the diversity of institutes, employment contracts, scholarship providers and associations with universities. This developed mainly due to the various prerequisites within the individual research disciplines and sections. Therefore, we concentrate on the creation of guidelines in order to ensuring equal and fair standards for all doctoral students in the Leibniz Association. (more…)
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. (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 deadline for signing in for the Leibniz PhD Network’s first Interdisciplinary Conference is extended till June 3rd. I already registered and here is why: (more…)
Feel stuck in your own projects? Get out of the box with an interdisciplinary approach! Don’t miss the chance to connect with 150 doctoral researchers from all fields and establish collaborations for interdisciplinary research. Secure your spot before June 3rd here!
The two-day conference aims at enhancing theoretical and practical expertise through keynote lectures, panel discussions, interactive workshops and social events, with focus on healthy ageing, global crises, improving science impact, start-up companies, political and business consulting themes. We are looking forward to see you all in June.