The Graduate Academy Leipzig is the central institution for supporting doctoral researchers and early postdocs at Leipzig University.

Goals and Areas of Responsibility

As the Graduate Academy of the University of Leipzig, we offer doctoral researchers and postdocs in their orientation phase a wide range of support. In this way, we complement the offers in the faculties.

  • We are committed to uniform standards and quality development and assurance in doctoral research.
  • We offer counselling on all questions related to the doctorate, in cases of conflict, and on questions of career orientation and skills development after the doctorate.
  • We organise workshops and events for interdisciplinary skills development in different areas of competence and thus support the career development of our members.

With the Leibniz Programme, we support international scientific exchange.

Structure

The Vice-Rector for Talent Development heads the Graduate Academy Leipzig and is supported by an administrative team and a board of directors. The skills development programme and the Leibniz Programme focus on interdisciplinary career development, international networking, and the systematic career advancement of doctoral researchers and early postdocs.

At Leipzig University, there are various doctoral researchers' representatives who work for the interests of doctoral researchers

Head of the Graduate Academy Leipzig

Professor Roger Gläser

Professor Roger Gläser

Vice-Rector for Talent Development

Ritterstr. 26
04109 Leipzig

enlarge the image: All events of the Graduate Academy Leipzig take place in the Villa Tillmanns at Wächterstraße 30. The office is located in the immediate proximity at Straße des 17. Juni 2. Photo: Swen Reichhold
All events of the Graduate Academy Leipzig take place in the Villa Tillmanns at Wächterstraße 30. The office is located in the immediate proximity at Straße des 17. Juni 2. Photo: Swen Reichhold

Administrative Team

Dr Kornelia Ehrlich

Dr Kornelia Ehrlich

Managing Director

Straße des 17. Juni 2, Room 104
04107 Leipzig

Phone: +49 341 97-32351

 Viola Gründemann

Viola Gründemann

Quality and Graduate Development Officer

Straße des 17. Juni 2, Room 102
04107 Leipzig

Phone: +49 341 97-37168

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Julia Marie Bartsch

Public Relations

Straße des 17. Juni 2
04107 Leipzig

Phone: +49 341 97-37188

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Pia-Lena Baisch

Programme Coordinator Skills Development (Parental leave replacement)

Straße des 17. Juni 2, Room 111
04107 Leipzig

Phone: +49 341 97-37184

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Nancy Nilgen

Graduate Assistant (Skills Development)

Straße des 17. Juni 2, Room 112
04107 Leipzig

Telephone: +49 341 97-37183

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Susanne Heydecke

Graduate Assistant (Travel allowances/Membership administration)

Straße des 17. Juni 2, Room 113
04107 Leipzig

Telephone: +49 341 97-37187

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Sophia Lehmann

Graduate Assistant (Public Relations)

Straße des 17. Juni 2, Room 115
04107 Leipzig

Telephone: +49 341 97-37188

The Graduate Academy Leipzig Office is a section of the University’s Department 1: Research Services.

Counselling

We offer members of the Graduate Academy Leipzig:

  • a subject-independent counselling service on all questions related to the doctorate,
  • support in career planning and development for careers within and outside academia,
  • counselling in conflicts and crisis situations.


Together with the Research Service of Department 1, the Graduate Academy also advises the faculties on applications for the establishment of structured doctoral programmes.

For counselling please contact

Dr Kornelia Ehrlich

Dr Kornelia Ehrlich

Managing Director

Straße des 17. Juni 2, Room 104
04107 Leipzig

Phone: +49 341 97-32351

 Viola Gründemann

Viola Gründemann

Quality and Graduate Development Officer

Straße des 17. Juni 2, Room 102
04107 Leipzig

Phone: +49 341 97-37168

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