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Graduate Academy of Universität Heidelberg

Administrative Director

Dr. Helke Hillebrand

Seminarstr. 2
1. OG, Raum 138
69117 Heidelberg

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Organisational structure


Organisational divisions of the Graduate Academy:


Extended board of directors (Erweitertes Direktorium)
The extended board of directors provides strategic advice and support to the Graduate Academy. It consists of a member of the rectorate (chair), an administrative director, four professors from the University’s four Fields of Focus (with full voting privileges) as well as a doctoral student and a postdoctoral student (with advisory voting privileges). The extended board of directors meets at least once per semester.
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Council for Graduate Studies
The Council for Graduate Studies is an advisory board of the University. It comprises members of the rectorate, the faculties, the graduate schools, the non-professorial teaching staff as well as (post)doctoral students. The Council discusses all fundamental issues concerning the support and promotion of doctoral candidates.
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Service divisions of the Graduate Academy:

Service Centre: Services and stipends for doctoral students and postdocs
Advising and support for doctoral candidates and postdocs on all general, non-subject related issues.
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Advising and support for international doctoral candidates on visas and residence permits, insurance, housing and other questions about living in Heidelberg.  
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Doctoral fellowships; completion grants; publication grants; travel grants.
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Doctoral Fellowships through the State of Baden-Württemberg (Landesgraduiertenförderung)
Annual awards and administration of doctoral fellowships provided by the doctoral funding programme of the State of Baden-Württemberg.
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Seminar programme for academic and professional development
Bilingual course programme (German/English) for general academic and professional development (e.g. academic writing, project and time management or external funding).
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International marketing and recruitment services for the University’s doctoral programmes and researchers.

Support for professors and established researchers in the creation of new opportunities for young researchers
Awards of LGF funding for research training groups; heiDOCS partner; information on programmes and positions; support in planning and implementing training measures (for structured doctoral programmes).
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