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Doctoral Researchers survey for the National Academics Panel Study starts


Leipzig University doctoral researchers will soon be asked to participate in an online survey of the National Academics Panel Study (Nacaps). The aim of the longitudinal study is to enable statements about doctoral conditions,...

For the first time, data on career paths of highly qualified persons in Germany are to be collected systematically. The findings are used for research, university planning and science policy.

Leipzig University is a partner university of the National Academics Panel Study (Nacaps). The project is being carried out by the German Center for Higher Education and Science Research Hannover.

Further information about the study and participation at:

Photo: Swen Reichhold

Doctoral Prizes for 2018 awarded


The Katharina Windscheid Prize and the awards for outstanding doctoral thesis at the three graduate centers of the Research Academy in 2018 were awarded. The presentation of the award winners took place during the annual...

Awarded for their outstanding work in 2018 are:

Dr. Damián E. Blasi (Graduate Centre for Mathematics/Computer Sciences and Natural Sciences - IMPRS Mathematics in the Sciences)

Dr. Toni Grell (Graduate Centre for Mathematics/Computer Sciences and Natural Sciences - Graduate School BuildMoNa)

Dr. Marie Müller-Zetzsche (Graduate Centre for Humanities and Social Sciences - Graduate School Global and Area Studies - GSGAS)

Dr. Maria Näther (Graduate Centre for Humanities and Social Sciences - Central-German Doctoral Program Economics - CGDE)

Dr. Bettina Ohse (Graduate Centre for Life Sciences - yDiv Graduate School of the German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv) Halle-Jena-Leipzig)

The 2018 Katharina Windscheid Prize is awarded to:

Dr. Liv Kalbitzer (Graduate Centre for Life Sciences - Integrated Research Training Group "Matrixengineering")

Further information about the doctoral prize and the awarded work


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


Interdisciplinarity in research, the associated tasks for science and science management and the resulting career opportunities for young scientists are the focus of the Annual Reception.

The Research Academy Leipzig invites 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. Beate Schücking, the Vice-Rector for Research and Young Academics, Prof. Dr. Erich Schröger, and the PhD Candidates' Council. Subsequently, the awarding of the doctoral prizes will take place.

At 5:15 pm, Dr. Sabine Matthiä and Dr. Marten Winter will give an impulse on the subject of interdisciplinarity with their lecture "Challenges in science and its management  ̶  iDiv: Integrative Biodiversity Research." The following panel discussion should also focus on the associated career prospects of young scientists. Dr. Thomas Horstmann (acting manager of the Research Academy Leipzig) will moderate. The evening will end with a reception.

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

An application is not necessary. Childcare is organised for the event. We kindly ask you to register your childcare needs by January 28th (stating the full name and age of the child and the care period) by email to: ral.kompetenzschule(at)uni-leipzig.deral.kompetenzschule(at)

Save the date: Annual Reception of the Research Academy Leipzig 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 and the awarding of the 2018 doctoral prizes is scheduled for January 31, 2019. The Vice-Rector for Research and Young Scientists invites all doctoral candidates, postdocs, professors...

The Research Academy will once again offer childcare. We kindly ask you to send us a short information about the need for care until January 28th via email to: ral.kompetenzschule(at)

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