Election to the Executive Committee and General AssemblyDoctoral Convention: Call for Candidates for the Executive Committee

17 May 2022

Election to the Executive Committee and General Assembly of all Heidelberg doctoral students

Applications for a seat in the new Executive Committee of the Doctoral Convention of Heidelberg University can still be made by 22 May 2022. The total of eleven members of the Executive Committee will be determined during the electoral period between 6 and 14 June, their term of office will be one year. The Doctoral Convention – the body representing all doctoral students at Heidelberg University – will hold its annual General Assembly before the elections to the Executive Committee, which will take place at the same time as other elections to governing bodies and committees across the university. The annual meeting will take place on 23 May online, beginning at 6 pm, and enable candidates for the new Executive Committee to introduce themselves to the Heidelberg doctoral students.

Founded in 2015, the Doctoral Convention has the task of representing the interests of all those doing a doctorate at Heidelberg University. The humanities, life sciences, natural sciences and social sciences are represented with two seats each in the Executive Committee. One seat each falls to the group of individual doctoral students and the group of those holding academic staff positions. One seat is likewise reserved for doctoral students in structured graduate programmes. The members of the Executive Committee lead the Doctoral Convention and designate two members to represent it in the Council for Graduate Studies.

Eligible to stand for a seat in the Executive Committee are all doctoral students at Ruperto Carola who have been accepted at a faculty. Email applications can still be made to doktorandenkonvent@uni-heidelberg.de by 22 May. General questions on the election procedure and the Doctoral Convention will also be answered via this address. Prospective candidates for a seat on the Executive Committee are asked to state their full name, faculty, doctoral field and type of doctorate.