Committee of PhD Representatives

picture of the current committee of phd representatives 2023


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Contact Information

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Postal Address:
Promovierendenvertretung der Universität Erfurt
Nordhäuser Straße 63
99089 Erfurt

Sebastian Schmidt

Alicia Göthe

Useful Informations for Doctoral Students

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The information (German)we have compiled is intended to help with the financing of doctoral projects and the associated research costs.

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

Tasks and Goals

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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.

Terms of Office
Members of the Committee are elected for one year (current term of office 01.10.2022-30.09.2023).

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.

Form "Election proposal for the new election of the committees of the University of Erfurt as of 01.10.2023 (student group) DE

Current Members

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Sebastian Schmidt
Faculty of Theology

Alicia Göthe
Faculty of Education

Jan Frederik Grundmann
Faculty of Economics, Law, and Social Sciences

Alina Zeller
Max Weber Centre

René Porschen
Faculty of Philosophy