Representation of PhD Candidates
The doctoral candidates and postdocs are represented by a wide range of bodies at the Carl von Ossietzky University of Oldenburg.
The staff council (Personalrat) represents the interests of the employees of the University of Oldenburg. Research staff(Wissenschaftliche MitarbeiterInnen) may consult the staff council, for example, regarding questions related to employment contracts. Furthermore, the staff council pools relevant current information and offers consultation and assistance with regard to the following topics:
- collective agreement and transitional arrangement (Tarifvertrag-Land (TV-L) und die Übergangsregelungen (TVÜ))
- assessment structure (Beurteilungswesen)
- transfer of holiday leave in case of illness
Moreover, the staff council draws attention to important information for researchers of the Carl von Ossietzky University of Oldenburg (only available in German):
The representation of severely disabled individuals (Schwerbehindertenvertretung) of the Carl von Ossietzky University of Oldenburg represents the collective interests of all employees with a severe handicap as well as for their equals and supports through consultation and assistance.
The tasks of the representatives, who are elected by the severely disabled employees of the Carl von Ossietzky University of Oldenburg, include:
- enhancement of the integration of severely disabled individuals
- representation of interests
- consultation and assistance for severely disabled individuals
The Commission for Research Impact Assessment and Ethics (Kommission für Forschungsfolgenabschätzung und Ethik) of the University of Oldenburg advises and evaluates regarding ethical aspects and impact assessment of research projects. Please note the deadlines for the submission of requests for research projects.