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Interdisciplinarity in research: Annual Reception of the Research Academy Leipzig 31 January 2019


The Research Academy Leipzig cordially invites you to it's annual reception at Villa Tillmanns, Wächterstraße 30, on Thursday, January 31, 2019. The event starts at 4pm with a welcome by the Rector of the University of Leipzig,...

The Research Academy Leipzig cordially invites you to it's annual reception at Villa Tillmanns, Wächterstraße 30, on Thursday, January 31, 2019. The event starts at 4pm with a welcome by the Rector of the University of Leipzig, Prof. Dr. Schücking, the Vice-Rector for Research and Young Academics, Prof. Dr. Schröger, and the PhD Candidates' Council. Subsequently, the awarding of the doctoral prizes will take place.

At 5:15pm, Dr. Ing. Sabine Matthiä and Dr. med. Marten Winter will give an impulse on the subject of interdisciplinarity with their lecture (in German) "
Herausforderungen in Wissenschaft und deren Management ̶ iDiv: Integrative Biodiversitätsforschung." In the following panel discussion, the associated career perspectives of junior scientists will be discussed. Dr. Thomas Horstmann (acting Doirector of the Research Academy Leipzig) will moderate. The evening will end with music by Sabine Korek & Band and Fingerfood.

The Vice Rector for Research and Young Academicy cordially invites all doctoral candidates, postdocs, university lecturers and interested parties!

Save the date: Annual Reception of the Research Academy on 31 Januar 2019


Photo of the Villa Tillmanns on the evening of the annual reception in 2018, taken by Swen Reichhold

The annual reception of the Research Academy Leipzig will take place on 31 January 2019, from 4 p.m., in the Villa Tillmanns. The focus is on the topic of interdisciplinarity and the related career perspectives of junior...

As part of the annual reception, the 2018 doctoral prizes will also be awarded.

Further information follows.

Call for submissions: Pre-Doc Award for 2019


The Pre-Doc Award goes into a new round. After successful testing in 2017/18, the Rectorate has decided a continuation. Project submissions are still possible until 27 January 2019.

You will find the regulations of the call for submissions and further information on the Pre-Doc Award page.

Foto: Christian Hüller

In the name of the people - To criticize a political claim


"the German people" - inscription at the Reichstag building in Berlin (Photo: wikipedia, Lighttracer)

A conference organized by young academics picks up a particularly topical political problem. The public lectures and discussions will take place on the 8th and 9th of November at Villa Tillmanns. All interested are cordially...

"We are the people!" Is heard from the streets. It is a challenge to those who speak for their part in the name of the people: to the government, courts and people's representatives in parliament. Here the claims of various actors collide to speak for the people. Is this just a random political phenomenon in Germany? Or is there a potential for conflict in this and similar phenomena that can be observed worldwide that is inherent in the concept of political representation itself? In order to answer this question, it is necessary to understand the general form of political representation. So who is the "people"? And what does it mean to speak in the name of the people?

Further information and the detailed programme:

The Research Academy supports the conference project with interdisciplinary aspirations and cordially invites all interested to Villa Tillmanns. Please note that the conference will be held in German Language.

(Photo: wikipedia, Lighttracer)

New Leibniz Professor in the winter semester 2018/19


Leibniz Professor at Leipzig University in the winter semester 2018/2019 will be a proven expert in sustainable development, economic growth and environmental economics.

Economist Sjak Smulders teaches at the University of Tilburg and advises i. a. the World Bank and the Kiel Institute for the World Economy in the areas of resource economics and the economic fundamentals of climate and environmental policy.
As author of well-respected publications and co-publisher of influential journals, Professor Smulders focuses on environmental, resource and energy economics, economic growth, economic history and international trade. For his work he has received numerous awards. Special attention was given to his research, which shows the connection between economic growth and environmental pollution. A model he developed describes the conditions of unlimited economic growth in the face of limited natural resources.
For example, he will teach a doctoral researchers course at the Central-German Doctoral Program Economics and a master's course in economics at the Faculty of Economics and Management Science. A Science Café and a lecture in an interdisciplinary series of events is also planned.
Further information on the Leibniz Professorship and on Professor Smulders can be found here.

Photo: Maurice van den Bosch