WG Prevention of power abuse

Current Challenges in Academia – The PhD student perspective

We want to discuss our current situation regarding the power structures and working conditions in academia with you to improve our situation as PhDs!

We would like to invite you to our “Current Challenges in Academia – The PhD student perspective” workshop on the 25th – 26th of November initiated by the working group prevention of power abuse and contract situations. The workshop will be held at Deutsches Bergbau-Museum Bochum (Am Bergbaumuseum 28, 44791 Bochum)

On the 25th at 10:00 we would like to initiate the workshop with a panel discussion regarding the current power structure within academia, followed by a contact situation workshop with a focus on time tracking and a second workshop regarding the situation of stipends finishing at 18:00. Followed by a dinner (self-pay).

On the 26th we will hold a workshop focusing on power abuse in academia (starting at 10:00) and work on a position paper stating our ideas to improve the situation for doctoral researchers. The official program will end at 14:30 and an additional visit of the “Bergbau-Museum” is possible afterwards.

Register here:

The registration will be open until 13.11.2023, but the earlier you register the better we can organize everything.

Further information and a timetable will be sent closer to the event. For any questions, please contact: