The MDC Graduate School currently supportsworking in one of the at the institute or at one of our partner institutions.
The Graduate School is in close collaboration with the Program Speaker, faculty members and representatives of Research Schools who altogether contribute to the further development of the Graduate Program.
MDC Graduate School
We wish to establish a platform for the students on campus to communicate and initiate a discussion on the issues that concern you. Please come talk to us about any concerns or ideas you might have. It is important that the PhD students have a voice and a structured way of communicating their needs to the other branches of the institute.
The PhD student representatives are Linda (Scheidereit group), Dhana (Loewer group), Giulia (Pombo group), Arsli (Ohler group) , and Markus (Bader group).
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We also participate in, which consists of doctoral student representatives from all 18 Helmholtz Research Centers across Germany. This allows scientists across the Helmholtz Association to discuss issues relevant to all centers.
An ombudsperson acts as trusted intermediary and supports students in case of problems related to their work at the MDC, independently and confidentially. An ombudsperson counsels, gives advice or helps moderate a discussion.
Feel free to contact your ombudsperson.
Currently, Daniela Panakova and Matthias Selbach will support you.