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In accordance with section 9, paragraph 4 of the Lower Saxony Higher Education Act (NHG, January 2016), the elected PhD Council represents the PhD candidates and students of the Carl von Ossietzky University of Oldenburg and is charged with discussing matters concerning doctoral students and issuing recommendations to bodies of the university.

Members

Nadine Dji-Yung Pirsch (Chair)

Nadine Dji-Yung Pirsch

Nadine is a PhD student and research associate at the German Language Department since December, 2020. In her research, she is focusing on the development of writing skills in high school students.

Daria Engelmann

Daria Engelmann

Daria Engelmann has been a research associate in the Literary Studies component at the Institute of German Studies at the University of Oldenburg since 2018. As part of her doctorate, she deals with the question of the reception of the Historical Avant-Garde in West Germany after 1945.

Carolin Danzer

Carolin Danzer

Since 2019 Carolin Danzer works as research associate in the field of mathematics education at the Institute of Mathematics. In the context of her doctoral thesis, she analyses mathematical discovery processes of secondary school students.

René Engelmann

René Engelmann

René Engelmann is PhD student at the Institute of Philosophy in Oldenburg since 2019 and holds a PhD scholarship since 2020. In his doctoral thesis he is working on the analysis of kinds of knowledge and a concept of specific negative knowledge (›docta ignorantia‹) coined by John Scottus Eriugena, Eckhart of Hochheim and Nicholas of Cusa.

Joanna Scanlon

Joanna Scanlon

Joanna is a Canadian PhD student at the University of Oldenburg since 2018. She is funded by NSERC and DAAD in the department of Neuropsychology. For her doctorate, she studies mobile EEG methods, as well as social influences on brain and behaviour during gait.

Aneliya Paneva

Aneliya Paneva

Aneliya Paneva is a PhD candidate at the Carl von Ossietzky University, Oldenburg, Germany in the field of Ecological Economics and Sustainability Management. The focus of her research is on the governance challenges in the transition towards sustainability in the region of Central and Eastern Europe, based on the case study of Bulgaria. She owes its inspiration to the training made during a research stay at the Centre for Sustainable Corporate Leadership at the Witten/Herdecke University as part of the German Federal Environmental Foundation (DBU) Scholarship Exchange Programme with CEE Countries. She graduated from the New Bulgarian University in Sofia, Bulgaria with a master’s degree in International Business and Economics.

Maximilian Scharf

Maximilian Scharf

Max Scharf has started his PhD in 2021 at the Institute for Medical Physics and Acoustics. He is a physicist by training and is researching the topic of models for speech intelligibility.

(Changed: 19 Dec 2022)