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Write, Talk & Feel Good - Writing groups for doctoral researchers


Writing groups may help doctoral researchers to increase their productivity. The new offer is scheduled to start in May 2019. Previously, we are looking for peer group facilitators. On the 11th of April there will be a training for them.

About the new offer of the writing groups informs the project page of the Research Academy:

Information on the training workshop for peer group facilitators on 11th April offers the workshop description in the program of the competence school under:

Registration for the training workshop for group facilitators is possible via this registration form of the competence school.

Please note that the registration for the writing groups will start after the training of the group facilitators.

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Science Slammers wanted!


On May 9, the new edition of the popular science slam will take place on the occasion of the doctoral researchers' day. The stage will open for doctoral researchers and recently graduated PhDs to present their projects entertainingly. As preparation, a workshop will be held on 2 April.

For the ninth time already, on May 9th, on the occasion of the doctoral researchers' day, "Research on Stage - Science Slam Leipzig" will take place.

Doctoral researchers and recently graduated PhDs of all disciplines are cordially invited to present their projects. In a maximum of eight minutes, a research project / object of investigation should be presented vividly and entertainingly.

For undecided participants, the Research Academy offers a specially tailored science slam workshop on 2 April. Registration for the workshop is done through the competence school of the Research Academy using this Google form.

Participation in the workshop is not a prerequisite for participating in the science slam. Other interested persons can register by email no later than May 1st.

Further information is available on the project page of the Research Academy:

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Agreement on objectives for Graduate Schools BuildMoNa und Global and Area Studies signed


Maintaining optimal professional support for doctoral candidates and maintaining good scientific practice are the focus of the objective agreements for the graduate schools BuildMoNa and Global and Area Studies.

The two graduate schools "BuildMoNa" and "Global and Area Studies" are important institutions for the promotion of young scientists at Leipzig University. At the beginning of March 2019, target agreements were concluded between the Rectorate, the graduate schools and the participating faculties. Further graduate schools are planned. The concept is considered the best practice model for the structured doctoral qualification.

Further information is available from the Leipzig University Magazine in its current issue (in German only)

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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