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1 Your PhD at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin 25.10.2013
Dr. Uta Hoffmann Scientific Officer Young Researchers Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin Research Service Centre

2 A Good Decision: Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin !
Congratulations on your decision! You will get you Dr. or PhD from one of the best universities in Germany! Dr. Uta Hoffmann Scientific Officer Young Researchers Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin Research Service Centre

3 Goal "Will you have completed your professorship within 10 years?"
We understand that this is an important question, yet it is seldom asked by either graduate students or recent graduates. get PhDs in Germany each year – at HU ca. 500 Dr. Uta Hoffmann Scientific Officer Young Researchers Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin Research Service Centre

4 Laws/Regulations in Germany
HRG-Higher Education Law for Germany (e.g. the Exclusive Law for Promotion of Universities) BerlHG - Berliner Higher Education Law (e.g. Doctoral students have to be enrolled at the university) Special Promotion Orders/Rules of the faculties (e.g. special admission requirements)!!! Dr. Uta Hoffmann Scientific Officer Young Researchers Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin Research Service Centre

5 Prerequisite: A good Supervision!
You have a commitment with your thesis advisor “Doktorvater/-mutter” The Promotion Committee of your faculty has agreed to your promotion You are enrolled as a doctoral student at Humboldt-Universität Dr. Uta Hoffmann Scientific Officer Young Researchers Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin Research Service Centre

6 Planning the Promotion
Agree with your thesis advisor on regular consultations! Set up a detailed work plan - usually for 3 years! If necessary: another year to learn the language and to get to know the German scientific system! Discuss those things with your thesis advisor ! Information: „How to Obtain a PhD in Germany“, Guideline for foreign students, who want to obtain a Doctoral degree at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - „Doing a Doctorate in Germany“ Dr. Uta Hoffmann Scientific Officer Young Researchers Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin Research Service Centre

7 Problems of financing the Ph.D.?
Stipendien/Scholarships (for two to three years) Employment (job offers at the university) Get information in networks! ask other PhD-students! advisory services ! Dr. Uta Hoffmann Scientific Officer Young Researchers Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin Research Service Centre

8 Scholarships National Foundations (application - two times per year)
Studienstiftung der Deutschen Volkes - only EU-Members Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung Bundesstiftung Rosa Luxemburg Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung Hans-Böckler-Stiftung Friedrich-Naumann-Stiftung Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung Evangelisches Studienwerk Villigst – evang. Confession Cusanuswerk – cath. Confession, only EU-Members Stiftung der Deutschen Wirtschaft Elsa-Neumann Scholarship (next deadline 22th November 2013) Scholarships of Graduate Schools of Humboldt-Universität Deutsche Bundesstiftung Umwelt DAAD Scholarships of the HU (Yousef Jameel Scholarship) Scholarships from other countries etc.! LINK: https://www.hu-berlin.de/promovierende/finanzierung_promotion Dr. Uta Hoffmann Scientific Officer Young Researchers Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin Research Service Centre

9 Scholarship Applications
General Notes for the Expose not more than 10 Pages, Explain realizable and concrete work steps, Half of the application should be the work plan, Topic: try to find an eye-catcher. Ask successful applicants! Dr. Uta Hoffmann Scientific Officer Young Researchers Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin Research Service Centre

10 Networking Universitätsverwaltung/Administration of HU
(https://www.hu-berlin.de/promovierende-en/standardseite-en?set_language=en&cl=en) Network of PhD-students, HU-Docs (http://docs.hu-berlin.de/an_die_hu-en/promovierende/docs/events) Fakultätsverwaltung / Department Administration (http://www.hu-berlin.de/service/einrichtungen) Your Working Group Dr. Uta Hoffmann Scientific Officer Young Researchers Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin Research Service Centre

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13 Dissertation: what does it mean? Recognise the Promotionsordnung!
150 to 300 pages… Theoretical reappraisal of the scientific question (discussion of various theoretical approaches) Theoretical position description An adequate representation of methodical approach New scientific aspects (empirical, methodological and theoretical) Already finished!? Dr. Uta Hoffmann Scientific Officer Young Researchers Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin Research Service Centre

14 Your further Career Write Articles for Scientific Journals!
International Science Community! Teach students! Dr. Uta Hoffmann Scientific Officer Young Researchers Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin Research Service Centre

15 Career Prospects Promotion is your first step of your scientific career ! now you have to write applications! now you have to lead working groups ! now you have to do own teaching! Associate Professor or...? Further information: Dr. Uta Hoffmann Scientific Officer Young Researchers Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin Research Service Centre

16 Bottleneck Research Careers in Europe Landscape and Horizons,
A report by the ESF Member Organisation Forum on Research Careers, 2009 Dr. Uta Hoffmann Scientific Officer Young Researchers Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin Research Service Centre

17 Counseling Post-Graduates on Scientific Career
Research Service Centre Dr. Uta Hoffmann Ziegelstraße 13 C Zimmer 627 For a consultation please call: Tel Dr. Uta Hoffmann Scientific Officer Young Researchers Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin Research Service Centre


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