Leibniz PhD Network
The Leibniz PhD Network is an interdisciplinary network of doctoral researchers of the Leibniz Association, which was established on its own initiative in 2016.
It was founded with the goal to promote intensive professional and interdisciplinary exchange among doctoral researchers within and beyond the Leibniz Association. In order to work towards common standards for doctoral researcher within the Leibniz Association it organizes events and offers opportunities. Additionally, the Leibniz PhD Network also aims to contribute towards more transparency for careers within and outside academia.
The Leibniz PhD Network is open to all doctoral researchers of the Leibniz Association. Every institute’s doctoral researchers body is invited to send doctoral researchers representatives to the general assembly, the annual meeting of the electing body of the PhD Network, to vote for eight new members of the steering committee, to discuss the activities and achievements of the working groups, as well as to agree on a roadmap for the subsequent year. The steering committee comprises two spokespersons, five section spokespersons, and one treasurer.
Topics and Activities
The PhD Network aims to establish a platform to encourage and promote exchange among doctoral researchers of the Leibniz Association on their research as well as on topics of societal and political relevance. Therefore, it organise interdisciplinary conferences and workshop – some in cooperation with PhD networks of other non-university research organisations.
Beyond that, the PhD Network lends a voice to concerns of doctoral research within the Leibniz Association. Members of the steering committee participate among others in the Leibniz Project Group “Equal Opportunities” and get the opportunity to report to bodies of the Leibniz Association. Further topics are discussed and advanced in working groups. In general, Working Groups are open to all doctoral researchers within the Leibniz Association. Please contact one of the spokesperson to join an existing or to initiate a new working group.
The current working groups are:
- Mental Health
- Prevention of Power Abuse
- Welcome package
- Career development
- Alumni association
For news and detailed information on the activities of the Leibniz PhD Network visit our blog.