We would like to invite you to our New Year's Meeting either on 17.01.22 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. or on 18.01.22 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.. Simply choose the date that suits you best!
Do you want to know what we are working on as PhD Committee or do you want to connect to other PhDs, then join us on our New Year´'s Meeting via Webex. You can find the link and further informations in this document.
It is a challenging time for doctoral students. The academic life can be complicated by the closed facilities, canceled research trips and studies, home office, stressful adjustments, lack of exchange, and extra teaching work. All of these can become additional burden given the time pressure from a fix-period contracts and scholarships.
First steps towards normalization have already been taken (e.g., a partial opening of the university library), but many restrictions will likely remain for a long time. If your doctoral schedule has been severely affected by these policies, you can contact your supervisor about extending employment contract or scholarship. Currently, legislators, many funding agencies and universities are adapting their regulations for corresponding solutions.
The Committee of PhD representatives is in close contact with the University Management and the Research and Graduate Service to discuss the current challenges and seek for possible solutions. You can always contact us if you have questions or need support with problems and conflicts: firstname.lastname@example.org
Tasks and Goals
We articulate and promote the interests of doctoral researchers at the University of Erfurt. We facilitate an interdisciplinary and cross-faculty exchange on matters relevant to doctoral studies and contribute to an interdisciplinary, cooperative and international doctoral culture. In addition, it is our task to make recommendations on all relevant matters in the university administration and political bodies such as the senate (Senat) or the faculty councils (Fakultätsräten Empfehlungen). Last but not least, we would like to support networking and exchange among doctoral researchers at the university.
Members of the Committee are elected for one year (current term of office 01.10.2021-30.09.2022).
The Committee of the PhD representatives consists of one representative and one deputy from each faculty and the Max-Weber-Kolleg (5+5). The term of office is one year and usually begins on October 1st every year. All enrolled doctoral researchers may elect the Committee and stand for election. Each faculty and the Max-Weber-Kolleg elects its own representatives. Candidate who receives the most votes is elected as the representative. The candidate with the second most votes is elected as deputy.
Helpful Information for Doctoral Students
Information on the financing of doctoral projects
The information (German)we have compiled is intended to help with the financing of doctoral projects and the associated research costs.
Information for doctoral students on the time limit of qualification positions