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Seminar on research data management, 15th and 16th October at Machern castle


What does “research data management” actually mean and what impact does the life cycle of data have on the scientific work?

Experts and junior researchers will discuss these and other questions at this year's seminar "Junge Wissenschaft und Praxis". It will take place on 15th and 16th October 2018 at Machern castle. Thanks to the financial support of the Hanns Martin Schleyer Foundation, meals and accommodation on site are possible. The number of participants is limited to 30 people. Further information about the programme and the process will be announced soon.


Foto: Swen Reichhold

Award Ceremony for Doctoral Prizes


On 5 June, the Doctoral Prizes as well as the Katharina Windscheid Prize were ceremonially awarded to doctoral students from the three graduate centres of the Research Academy Leipzig.

Dr. Anna Marcecová and Dr. Jiranuwat Sapudom from the Graduate Centre for Life Sciences, Dr. Thomas Jussuf Spiegel and Dr. Ninja Steinbach-Hüther from the Graduate Centre for Humanities and Social Sciences, and Dr. Daniel Splith from the Graduate Centre for Mathematics/Computer Science and Natural Sciences were honoured. The Katharina Windscheid Prize, which is awarded to doctoral students who completed an outstanding dissertation under special circumstances, was awarded to Dr. Giulia Sirianni from the Graduate Centre for Life Sciences. We cordially congratulate all award winners!

Further information on the Doctoral Prizes

Picture: Christian Hüller

Summer Party at the Research Academy Leipzig


On 5 June the Research Academy Leipzig invites all of Leipzig's (junior) scientists, doctoral researchers, postdocs and friends to a summer party into the garden of the the Villa Tillmanns at Wächterstraße 30.

In a relaxing atmosphere we will enjoy the summer and have a barbecue (including vegetarian and vegan food), cool drinks and live music.

The highlight of the evening is the award ceremony for the Doctoral Prizes 2017 as well as the Katharina- Windscheid-Prize. This prize is given to a doctoral researcher at the Academy, who completed an outstanding dissertation under special circumstances.

Children are most welcome and we offer childcare service from 4 to 7 PM. Please register with Juliane Rein (e-mail: juliane.rein(at), phone.:0341 97-37184) by June 4th.


4 pm
Opening of the summer party - the barbecue is fired up and a DJ provides relaxed music

5:15 pm
Award ceremony for the Doctoral Prizes 2017

6 pm
Guided tour through Villa Tillmanns (in German language)

6:30 pm

Jazz live-band

7 pm

Guided tour through Villa Tillmanns (in English language)

8 pm

Live music by Tee und Wein

We're happy to welcome you!

About the Research Academy

The Research Academy is the central institution for the promotion of junior scientists at Leipzig University. Through its three Graduate Centres – Mathematics/Computer Science and Natural Sciences, Life Sciences, and Humanities and Social Sciences – the Academy consolidates all interdisciplinary and structured doctoral programmes at Leipzig University.

At the Competence School, the Research Academy offers programmes tailored specifically to the needs of doctoral researchers and postdocs, so as to assist them in preparing for careers both in academia and outside of it.

In the Leibniz Programme, the Research Academy promotes international, interdisciplinary, and intergenerational exchange in a "temporary learning community".

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Goals and Tasks of the Research Academy