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69120 Heidelberg


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Open Regular Meeting

29 September 2021 ~ 6:30 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.


09.09.2021 The next Open Regular Meeting will be held on Wednesday,  29th Septmeber 2021 at 6:30pm, as a video conference on Zoom. All doctoral candidates are kindly invited to join! If you want to suggest any particular topic, write us an email beforehand!
07.09.2021 On the 12th, 14th, 19th and 21st of October at 5:45pm the Workshop Managing Quality Projects will take place. More info on our Event page.
19.07.2021 On the 23rd July 2021 at 5pm, the Summer Party of the Doctoral Convention and Modern Languages Faculty will take place! Find all the info on our Event page.
11.07.2021 The results of the ExCo Elections are out. You can find them here.
27.06.2021 The programme for the exhibition Art of Science is finally out! Check it out here.
25.06.2021 Due to some technical issues we decided to extend the election of the executive committee of the doctoral convention until the 07.07.21. If you weren´t able to vote online, please contact us now via You can apply for postal voting and we will check that you indeed couldn´t vote although you are entitled. We apologise for any inconvenience.
16.06.2021 If you have any problems accessing the online-voting system or that the desired election is not shown please contact us via We are going to take care, that you are able to vote.
03.06.2021 The list of the DC Executive Committee Candidates is out, you can find it here. The Elections will take place on June 14-22, more info here.
04.05.2021 On the 22nd June 2021 at 2pm, the Workshop How to Publish your Dissertation as a Book: Workshop for Doctoral Students in the Humanities, organized by the WG "Workshop and Seminars" will take place. More info on our Event page.
03.05.2021 On Monday, 31st March 2021 at 6pm, the General Assembly of the Doctoral Convention will take place. We cordially invite all Doctoral Candidates to attend. Anyone interested in joining the Executive Committee will have the chance to introduce themselves. Moreover, our Rules of Procedure will have to be adapted. You can apply until the 21st May [Call for Candidates (en/de)].
01.04.2021 The first Meeting of the "Doctoral Regulations" WG will be held on Thursday, 1st April 2021 at 1pm, as a video conference on heiCONF. All Doctoral Candidates interested are welcome to join! (code: driveway radish till disarm petty)
01.02.2021 The next Open Regular Meeting will be held on Monday, 1st March 2021 at 6pm, as a video conference on heiCONF. All doctoral candidates are kindly invited to join! If you want to suggest any particular topic, write us an email beforehand! The presentation will be uploaded here (see "Minutes").
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).

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