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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!

Inaugural Lecture of the new Leibniz-Professor İştar Gözaydın


The Leibniz-Professor in the summer semester 2018 Prof.İştar Gözaydın will hold her inaugural lecture „The Desire Was There“ on 15 May at 6 pm at Villa Tillmanns.

Since 1994, the Leibniz-Professorship has been awarded biannually to renowned international scholars and is one of the highest honours conferred by Leipzig University. The Leibniz-Professor provides interdisciplinary instruction for graduates and students as well as conducts research. The goal is to stimulate cooperation, to create the foundation for scientific innovations, and to advance the training of junior scientists.

Inaugural address „The Desire Was There“
This lecture is a brief account of Turkey's path to authoritarianism especially in 2010's and its possible impact on international affairs. Much has already been achieved by Erdoğan, current president of Turkey, and yet on the other hand, apparently there is much that he fears. The passion remains to refashion the minds and bodies of the nation according to his own ideals just as the founding elite of the country had done back in their time, though certainly the contents totally differ. Erdoğan's way of dealing with things and the style he has imposed – polarisation, divisiveness, creation of new real or imaginary enemies at each significant juncture, the adoption of a personality cult to suppress a climate of negotiation – has been adopted to such an extent at all levels that, should he be toppled by an unforeseeable confluence of events, there is little ground to hope that his replacement will embody a more democratic and peaceful understanding of governance, policy or even of life.

We cordially invite all those interested to the inaugural lecture at Villa Tillmanns, room 03, Wächterstraße 30, 04107 Leipzig.

Further informationen on the Leibniz-Professorship at the Research Academy Leipzig

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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