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Graduate Academy
Heidelberg University


Dr. Helke Hillebrand

Im Neuenheimer Feld 370
Room 1
69120 Heidelberg

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Council for Graduate Studies

The Council for Graduate Studies
Current Members of the Council for Graduate Studies

The Council for Graduate Studies


The Council for Graduate Studies is an advisory committee to the university. The committee:

  • meets once a semester and reports to the Rectorate,
  • provides conceptual input for the design, promotion and development of suitable overarching structures and quality standards for the qualification phases of young researchers,
  • promotes exchange between the faculties in order to support them in the continuing development of the framework conditions for young researchers,
  • contributes from a supra-disciplinary perspective to the harmonization of the strategic projects of the faculties within the framework of the quality assurance processes,
  • advises the Graduate Academy on the continuing development of its services and accompanies the development of the strategic orientation of the Graduate Academy as well as the implementation of the operational goals,
  • may appoint selection committees for the allocation of funding coordinated by the Graduate Academy,
  • may form committees to assist the committee in developing proposals for the implementation of the above-mentioned tasks,
  • proposes candidates for election as ombudsperson(s) for doctoral candidates and their supervisors,
  • monitors the implementation of Heidelberg University's mission statement, the guidelines on "safeguarding good scientific practice" and on "conduct in partnership" as well as compliance with the values laid down in the university's diversity program on the topics of equal opportunities, gender equality and family friendliness in exchange with the responsible departments of the university.


The Council for Graduate Studies consists of two Vice-Rectors delegated by the Rectorate, the Director of the Graduate Academy, one representative of each of the 13 faculties, the spokespersons of the graduate schools, one representative of the academic non-professorial teaching staff, one post-doctoral researcher and two doctoral candidates.


The tasks and composition of the Council for Graduate Studies are defined in its own statutes.


Further Information (in German)
► Statute Council of Graduate Studies Adobe
► Statute of the Graduate Academy Adobe



Current Members of the Council for Graduate Studies


Representatives of the Rectorate

Prof. Dr. Karin Schumacher
Prof. Dr. Jörg Pross

Director of the Graduate Academy

Dr. Helke Hillebrand

Representatives of the 13 faculties

Prof. Dr. Johannes Eurich Faculty of Theology
Prof. Dr. Michael Radich Faculty of Philosophy
Prof. Dr. Günter Leypoldt Faculty of Modern Languages
Prof. Dr. Ute Mager Faculty of Law
Prof. Dr. Monika Sieverding Faculty of Behavioural and Cultural Studies
Prof. Dr. Aurel Croissant Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences
Prof. Dr. Markus Oberthaler Faculty of Physics and Astronomy
Prof. Dr. Johannes Glückler Faculty of Chemistry and Earth Sciences
Prof. Dr. Christoph Schnörr Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science
Prof. Dr. Michael Lanzer Faculty of Biosciences
Prof. Dr. Guido Kanschat Faculty of Engineering
Prof. Dr. Hugo Marti Medical Faculty Heidelberg
Prof. Dr. Jonathan Sleeman Medical Faculty Mannheim

Representatives of the Graduate Schools

Prof. Dr. Werner Aeschbach HGSFP
Prof. Dr. Michael Knop HBIGS
Prof. Dr. Robert Scheichl MathComp
Prof. Dr. Harald Fuess HGGS

Representative of the non-professorial teaching staff

Apl. Prof. Matthias Mayer Faculty of Biosciences
Dr. Martina Engelbrecht (deputy) Faculty of Modern Languages

Representative of the post-doctoral researchers

Dr. Katharina Jacob Faculty of Modern Languages

Representatives of the Doctoral Candidates

Martina Marzullo Faculty of Modern Languages
Albrecht Kamlah Faculty of Physics and Astronomy (IMPRS)


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