Maximilian Karl Scharf

Vice Chair

Henriette Engelke

Simon Kirchmann


Bahareh Azad

Topics of the PhD Council

Tasks of the PhD council

  • central contact for all doctoral candidates who have questions/concerns about their doctorate.
  • advise on questions concerning our doctoral students and make recommendations to the organs of the university, e.g. the senate and faculty council: University Senate and Faculty Council.
  • As advisory members, we represent the doctoral candidates in the University Senate and in the Faculty Councils.
  • The basis of our work is § 9 para. 4 sentence 3 of the Lower Saxony Higher Education Act (NHG):

"The doctoral candidate representation advises on issues concerning doctoral candidates and makes recommendations on this to the organs of the university."

Topics of the PhD council

Our current topics are

  • Equal rights for all doctoral students - regardless of funding (WiMi, scholarship holder, external).
  • Problems of international doctoral candidates.
  • Amendment of the WissenschaftsZeitVertragsGesetz (WissZeitVG for short)
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