Senate Commission for Research and Graduate Services
The Commission for Research and Graduate Development gets established and appointed by the Senate. It advises the Senate on fundamental questions of research and graduate development, fundings and services, which go beyond the scope of a single faculty. In addition, it prepares resolutions to these topics, e.g. regarding the allocation of funds for the internal university research and graduation programmes.
Term of office and members
TERM OF OFFICE
Members of the Senate Committee for Research and Graduate Development are elected for a term of three years (current term of office 01.01.2020 – 30.09.2022, whereas elected representatives from the group of doctoral candidates are elected for a term of one year.
Vice President of Research and Graduate Services (chairman)
Prof. Dr. Benedikt Kranemann
Four professors, one from each faculty and, if applicable, one substitute professor from the respective faculty
Prof. Dr. Oliver Himmler, Deputy: Prof. Dr. Oliver Kessler (Stawi)
Dr. Patrick Becker, Deputy: Prof. Dr. Julia Knop (KTF)
Prof. Dr. Frank Domahs, Deputy: Prof. Dr. Kai Brodersen (Phil)
Prof. Dr. Claudia Steinbrink, Deputy: N. N.(Ewi)
One professorial representative of the Max-Weber-Kolleg
Prof. Dr. Markus Vinzent
One representative of the ESE
Dr. Benjamin Dreer
One respresentative of the speaker of the Graduate Centres
Prof. Dr. Bettine Menke
One representative of the Gotha Research Library or the Gotha Research Centre
Dr. Markus Meumann
Two representatives from the group of academic staff
Dr. Nadine Böhme
Dr. Meiling Liu
Two representatives from the group of doctoral candidates
The head of the Research and Graduate Services (advisory)
The faculty managers of the four faculties and the MWK are invited as permanent guests of the committee.
Guidelines for avoiding conflicts of interest
Expert opinions are obtained within the university for applications and funding measures. Consultation and decision-making are also organized within the university. These procedures must be conducted in a fair and transparent manner for both the experts and those being evaluated. Biases, which can never be excluded within a university, should be reduced to a minimum. The guidelines for avoiding conflicts of interest should contribute to this (only available in German).