Committee of PhD Representatives

picture of the current committee of phd representatives

PhD Student Days from 23.05.22 to 25.05.22

We invite you to the first PhD Student Days from 23.05.22 to 25.05.22! Find all information here.
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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.


Contact and Members of the Committee

Members of the Doctoral Student Representation

Madeleine Boehm (Faculty of Economics, Law, and Social Sciences, Chair)

Leonie Otten (Faculty of Philosophy, Vice-Chair)

Jana Asberger (Faculty of Education)

Lena Burth (Faculty of Economics, Law, and Social Sciences)

Holger Futterleib (Faculty of Education)

Lukas Meisner (Max-Weber-Kolleg)

Terms of Office

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

We have written this summary with Information of time limited qualification positions (German) as information for doctoral students with qualification positions.