Doctoral Students Convention
Welcome to the Doctoral Students Convention of Heidelberg University!
You are a doctoral researcher at Heidelberg University?
Then we are happy to welcome you as a member of the Doctoral Students Convention! That is because it is composed of all doctoral researchers accepted by one of Heidelberg University's faculties. The Doctoral Students Convention represents their interests towards the different committees within the university as well as in all external affairs.
If you want to help us improving the conditions during the doctoral phase, there are many different ways to get involved. We would like to show you how:
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On Friday 8th of December 2017, representatives of all Doctoral Students Conventions in Baden-Württemberg met with Minister of Science Theresia Bauer in Heidelberg to discuss the latest changes in the HRWeitEG draft law before it is going to be debated in the state parliament. You can find a summary of the outcomes here.
Yesterday, on the 8th of November 2017, the new executive committee of the Doctoral Students Convention was elected during the annual general assembly. An overview of the nine elected members of the executive committee can be found here.
The Forum of Doctoral Students Conventions in Baden-Württemberg discussed the planned legal changes for doctoral researchers described in the HRWeitEG draft law extensively and published a joint statement (in German) on these. The Doctoral Students Convention of Heidelberg University participated in writing this statement and fully supports it.
In mid September the state government of Baden-Württemberg published the so-called HRWeitEG draft law which introduces several changes to the state university law, including some significant changes for all doctoral researchers. Because of that the Doctoral Students Convention organised an info event last week in which the planned legal changes were presented and discussed. You can find a summary of this in this presentation.