Survey 2019

The final report of the survey of 2019 is finally ready and published! More than 900 doctoral reseachers working at nearly 90 different Institutes and Research Museums of the Leibniz Association participated this time. The report tells us a lot about the status quo of doctoral researchers, their aspirations, and the challenges they face in their daily work as well as in their career planning. For the first time ever in the history of the Leibniz Association, we also collected extensive information about power abuse in the Leibniz Association and the mental health of doctoral researchers. We thank the authors, the members of the survey working group and all people involved for their commitment and valuable work in the development, conduction and analysis of the survey. We invite you to study the results in detail within the full report. Soon we will also present insights into the data like last time.


When referring to the original publication, cite as: eadle, B., Do, S., El Youssoufi, D., Felder, D., Gorenflos López, J., Jahn, A., Pérez-Bosch Quesada, E., Rottleb, T., Rüter, F., Schanze, J.-L., Stroppe, A.-K., Thater, S., Verrière, A., Weltin, M. (2020). Being a Doctoral Researcher in the Leibniz Association: 2019 Leibniz PhD Network Survey Report.

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Note of thanks

Survey report: Survey Working Group and the team of authors consisting of doctoral Researchers of various Leibniz Institutes.

We acknowledge the close collaboration with the Leibniz Head Office during the development of the survey. Thank you very much!