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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

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

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