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

2 Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin Research Service Centre Dr. Uta Hoffmann Scientific Officer Young Researchers 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 !

3 Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin Research Service Centre Dr. Uta Hoffmann Scientific Officer Young Researchers 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

4 Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin Research Service Centre Dr. Uta Hoffmann Scientific Officer Young Researchers 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)!!!

5 Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin Research Service Centre Dr. Uta Hoffmann Scientific Officer Young Researchers 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

6 Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin Research Service Centre Dr. Uta Hoffmann Scientific Officer Young Researchers 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

7 Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin Research Service Centre Dr. Uta Hoffmann Scientific Officer Young Researchers 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 !

8 Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin Research Service Centre Dr. Uta Hoffmann Scientific Officer Young Researchers 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 22 th 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

9 Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin Research Service Centre Dr. Uta Hoffmann Scientific Officer Young Researchers 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!

10 Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin Research Service Centre Dr. Uta Hoffmann Scientific Officer Young Researchers 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

11 Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin Research Service Centre Dr. Uta Hoffmann Scientific Officer Young Researchers

12 Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin Research Service Centre Dr. Uta Hoffmann Scientific Officer Young Researchers

13 Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin Research Service Centre Dr. Uta Hoffmann Scientific Officer Young Researchers 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!?

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

15 Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin Research Service Centre Dr. Uta Hoffmann Scientific Officer Young Researchers 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:

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

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


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