The Student Council is the official representation of the PhD students within the graduate school (IRTG – Integrated Research Training Group). It consists of up to six students from the different SFB research projects (A, B and C) and is elected every year by a general assembly of all IRTG members.
Some of the duties/tasks of the Student Council are:
to foster communication and exchange among IRTG students, both professional and informal;
to serve as a contact point for student concerns that require discussion within the IRTG;
to represent the student body in IRTG activities and organizational matters within the SFB;
the evaluation of IRTG teaching activities;
the organization of “PhD Days”, a day-long “mini-conference” and social events for and by IRTG students
The SFB-676 IRTG Student Council is able to fund research travels of PhD students of the SFB-676 IRTG. The money will be used to support the students to attend interesting educational activities. The purpose of this support is to broaden the student’s scientific horizon in a direction which is not topic of her/his research. We have set up the following priorities regarding the extra funding:
- The programme should have a connection to SFB-676-related research.
- The number of supported students shall be maximized.
- Educational activities with higher benefit to cost ratio will be preferred.
This list should be understood as a guiding principle. Every application will be considered. Applications are invited throughout the year until September 30th. The council will meet on a regular basis to agree upon the distribution of funding.
The SFB 676 PhD-days is a short workshop aimed to stimulate discussion and collaboration between the students of the different projects. Besides lecture courses given by highly experienced speakers, PhD students will get the opportunity to present and discuss their own work related to the SFB research topics.
- 2016 PhD Days 2016
- 2015 PhD Days 2015
- 2014 PhD Days 2014
- 2012 PhD Days 2012
- 2011 PhD Days 2011 (including files of the talks)
For easy communication between the IRTG students, we have created the mailing list firstname.lastname@example.org. If you are not a member of this list, please get your supervisor (PI in the SFB) to nominate you for the IRTG and then subscribe.
The current elected members of the Student Council of the IRTG are:
Anne Ernst (speaker)
The Student Council serves mainly as contact persons for the IRTG coordinator, Gudrid Moortgat-Pick. Any concerns and inquiries are very welcome and should be addressed to email@example.com
In case you have any problems which are related to your Ph.D. or activities within the IRTG, e.g., searching for feasible supervisors, questions concering application procedures and Ph.D. regulations, or even personal problems with your supervisor, the student council can act as contact person and mediator. Don’t hesitate to contact us!