Doktorandenkonvent der Universität Heidelberg
Im Neuenheimer Feld 370
69120 Heidelberg


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General Assembly
with executive committee election

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25.11.2020, 6 pm

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You are a doctoral candidate at Heidelberg University? Then we are happy to welcome you as a member of the Doctoral Convention! It is composed of all doctoral candidates accepted by one of Heidelberg University's faculties. The Doctoral Convention represents their interests towards the different committees within the university as well as in all external affairs.

On this page you find all information about what exactly the Doctoral Convention is doing and how you can get involved yourself to help improving the conditions during the doctoral phase.


09.11.2020 The General Assembly has been postponed to November 25, 2020 at 6 pm. It will be a video conference on HeiCONF. Please check our event page to find the link and access code. If you still need to register for the online election of the new Executive Committee, please write us an email as soon as possible!
19.10.2020 This year's General Assembly will be held as a video conference on November 11, 2020 at 6 pm. We are currently working on a concept for the implementation of a digital election of the execute committee. We will inform you in time. We are also looking for candidates for the new execute committee of the Doctoral Convention! If you are interested, contact us via e-mail up to and including October 28. [Call for Candidates (en/de)]
12.10.2020 In an open letter to the Executive Board of VBL, the Doctoral Conventions of the University of Mannheim call for a transparent and sustainable investment strategy for the company pension scheme for public sector employees, which also includes doctoral students who are employed at a university. We also signed the letter on behalf of the Doctoral Convention of Heidelberg University and support the demand for transparency and compliance with social and ecological standards in VBL investments.
08.06.2020 As announced in our newsletter, we will hold our next Open Regular Meeting on Wednesday, 17th June 2020, starting at 6 pm, as video conference on heiCONF. All doctoral candidates are cordially invited to join. If you want to address any particular topic, feel free to drop us an email beforehand!
08.04.2020 The Executive Committee will host a virtual Regulars' Table on Wednesday, 15 April 2020, at 7 pm. Check out the Events page on that day to connect into our virtual meeting room hosted by DFNConf. You just need a browser to join.
27.01.2020 Members of the Executive Committee will join the "Getting Started with Your Doctorate" reception by the Graduate Academy on 11 February. Meet us there and ask us (almost) anything! You will also have the opportunity to get acquainted with members of the Convention at the upcoming Regulars' Table (5 February) and the Open Regular Meeting (24 February).
02.12.2019 The regulars' table (Stammtisch) in December was postponed. It will take place on December 11 (8 pm) instead of December 4.
22.11.2019 Funds provided by the state government of Baden-Württemberg are not sufficient for the universities to ensure adequate research and teaching function and strategic development in a sustainable way. Therefore the Doctoral Convention Heidelberg encourages you to sign a Online petition by the student representation of Baden-Württemberg . [sign here]
24.10.2019 Following the Welcome to Heidelberg reception by the Graduate Academy on Wednesday, 23 October 2019, we will host a pub crawl through the Heidelberg old town. Come to the Vetter brewery at 7 pm! [FB event]
23.09.2019 On 13.11.2019 the general assembly of the doctoral convention will elect a new executive committee. We are looking for motivated candidates! [more information]
10.09.2019 The Doctoral Convention Heidelberg supports an initiative by the universities of Stuttgart and Hohenheim, that aims to introduce mandatory CO2 compensation for business related flights at universities in Baden-Württemberg. [more]
27.05.2019 This Wednesday, 29.5.2019, a networking evening will take lace in our office (INF 294). All candidates of the status group doctoral candidates for the senate and faculty councils will be there. The agenda can be found here and all candidates are listed here (right column).
15.04.2019 The senate and faculty councils of the Heidelberg University will be elected in June. For the first time ever, doctoral researcher can vote and are allowed seats in these councils. Do you want to vote or candidate? More infos here.
02.04.2019 Boulderhouse with doctoral candidates! From the 10th April on we invite you to join us at the Boulderhouse Heidelberg every second Wednesday of the month. Be active and meet fellow doctoral candidates from all faculties. [more]

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