Graduate Committee

Graduate students of every department choose yearly two (or three) departmental representatives. These spokespersons are regularly asked to distribute or gather information and they are responsible for organizing a Get Together (normally every department organizes this event once per twelve to eighteen months).

All departmental spokespersons meet a few times a year to discuss important issues. At the end of every year, they redistribute the organization of the different activities and they elect two new institute’s spokespersons.

The institute’s spokespersons meet with the managing board and the administration on a regular basis to keep involved in issues that are important for graduate students. Whenever problems occur between PhDs and their supervisors, these spokespersons can mediate (or refer to the Betriebsrat). And of course the spokespersons inform all graduate students about upcoming events and important regulations.

All students that volunteer to take part in the organization of certain events are members of the Graduate Committee. The Graduate Committee currently exists of 13 active students and organizes all activities - except the Get Togethers.

Graduate Committee



External Representative Johannes Stein 2357
Internal Representatives Johannes Stein 2357
Laura Burbaum 2372
Distinguished Lecture Series Karl-Uwe Reusswig 3048
Natalia Pacheco-Fernandez 2202
Verena Kanoldt 2413
Soft Skills Meera Phulphagar 2566
Sarah Scholze 2075
Careers for PhDs Alexander Reim 2402
Franziska Brüning 2402
Graduate Retreat Thomas Schlichthaerle 3413
Annika Frauenstein 2567
Rohit Agarwal 3066
Get Togethers Natalia Pacheco-Fernandez 2202
Finances Laura Lindenthal 2451
Web Content Management Jingyuan Cheng 2566
Departmental Spokespeople
Fässler Sandra Lemke 2478
Mann Alexander Reim 2402
Baumeister Markus Eisele 2231
Ulrike Lauks 2035
Conti Stephanie Schumacher 3445
Giulia Chiapparini
Schwille Philipp Glock 2314
Junior Groups Lisa Dempfle 3422
Thomas Schlichthärle 3413
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