Do you have questions about Doctoral studies, financing options or do you need help in the admission process or with your scholarship? Are you looking for support in a crisis or conflict situation?
Graduate School and Doctoral Office as well as numerous support and service personnel will be happy to provide information and advice during your PhD journey!
Key to academic success is the positive and fruitful relationship with the supervisor through a shared commitment to scientific and professional excellence and integrity. An early meeting in the planning stages of the dissertation is essential to discuss roles and clarify i.e.:
The supervisor will offer valuable recommendations regarding e.g. the dissertation option and Graduate students may also want to seek guidance and advice choosing the 2nd supervisor.
! Taking notes after a meetingandsharing thesewith the supervisor will ease follow-upsand referencing agreements.
While earning a graduate degree is exciting, the journey can be long and challenging and almost all Doctoral students are confronted with certain difficulties or frustration at some point during the academic process, such as i.e. difficult financial conditions, writer's block or time pressure. Whether you are experiencing issues or need personal help - early action is always key!
Your supervisors are usually your first stop to overcome obstacles to your academic success. However, if it is precisely this relationship which is part of the problem, our counselors are your first step if you are not sure what to do next or feel stuck and seek guidance sorting through a conflict or concern with your supervisor. The counselors are scientists and/or professors who were once Doctoral students themselves and also have experience as supervisors of dissertations.
They provide a safe and confidential place to discuss and clarify concerns and will help you navigate through difficult situations by identifying options and creating problem-solving strategies.
The Ombudspersons are elected in the Senate and are the main contact for all members of the university with questions and conflicts linked to Responsible Conduct of Research offering advise and investigation:
All members of Hochschule Geisenheim University are required and actively committed to the prevention of research misconduct as well as to working arte legis.
What is Research Misconduct?
The rules of responsible conduct of research shoud be consciously explored from the very beginning of the research endeavors and writing process. This eliminates any possibility of misconduct in dealing with data and references ensuring the work to be impeccable.
! „Responsible Conduct of Research“ is a workshop which is regularly offered by Graduate School to HGU‘s scientific community.
The members of the Doctoral Committee are elected itogether with a deputy by the Senate of the Hochschule Geisenheim University as follows:
(3rd electoral term until August 31st 2023)
The Doctoral Committee establishes and safeguards the policies and standards for Doctoral studies at Hochschule Geisenheim University such as e.g.
The Doctoral Committee convenes twice within a semester.
47th Meeting of the Doctoral Committee on Monday, October 10th, 2022 - 3.00 - 4.00 p.m.
! Deadline for the submission of applications is 2 weeks prior to the meeting.
Serving on a committee is often expected for tenure-track faculty at many universities, so sitting on committees as a Doctoral student is a useful way to develop and exhibit the collaborative skills this work requires. It can also help you learn policy-making skills valued in many professions.
As a Doctoral student you can help shape the development of Hochschule Geisenheim University in various committees. Possibilities are offered e.g. in the Senate, the Doctoral Committee
(a strong voice for the Doctoral community!) or the Committee on Research and Development (R&D).
For the Doctoral Committee the Doctoral student representative and her/his deputy are elected in the Senate. Both are the point of contact for their fellow Doctoral students and serve as advisors to the Doctoral Committee.
If you are interested in participating or have questions regarding the modalities for candidacy and election, please contact the Doctoral Office.