Service Center for Young Researchers: Events for prospective doctoral candidates, doctoral students and postdocs
The Service Center for Young Researchers offers several events to prospective doctoral candidates, doctoral students and postdocs.
- Overview Research Funding, 07.11.2018
- Workshop: Applications for PhD scholarships, 08.11.2018
- Theme day: "Career in Research and Science", 12.11.2018
- Theme days: "PhD: yea or nay?"
- Theme day: "Doctorate - and what's next?"
- Infomation session: Bielefeld Young Researchers' Fund
- Overview: How to finance your PhD in Germany
If you are interested, you might want to read some reviews on past events.
Please find further information about all events offered to young researchers at Bielefeld University on the website of the Personell development for researchers and teachers (PEP).
On 8 October, the rector of Bielefeld University, Prof. Ing. Gerhard Sagerer, received Consul General Ms. Pratibha Parkar during her first visit to the university. He spoke about the courses and achievements of Bielefeld University, which is characterized by its research in the areas of informatics and biotechnology. In this sense, Prof. Ing. Gerhard Sagerer emphasized his desire to pursue a more active and deeper cooperation with Indian universities, as Indian students significantly enrich the character of German universities through their cultural backgrounds and high educational qualifications.
Another topic was the exchange in the fields of literature and history. Consul General Ms. Pratibha Parkar pointed out that the cooperation between Germany and India is not only limited to trade and business, but also includes culture, literature and education.
The meeting was followed by a guided tour through the Center for Biotechnology (CeBiTec), one of the most advanced institutions at Bielefeld University.
Bielefeld University and the Universidad de Guadalajara signed their strategic partnership in Mexico at the beginning of September. “This institutionalises our cooperation beyond the long-standing contact of individual faculties. Guadalajara is one of our most important international strategic partners,” says Angelika Epple, Vice-Rector for International Affairs and Diversity at Bielefeld University.
Both universities have committed themselves to cultivating this partnership and promoting it further. In addition to the partnership, a joint double degree programme at Master level, starting in the winter semester 2018/2019, was signed between "InterAmerican Studies/ Estudios InterAmericanos" (UBI) and "Literaturas Interamericanas" (UdeG). Further joint degree programmes are to follow.
Since 2005, the two universities have been cooperating closely not only through the exchange of students, but also the exchange of researchers and teachers. Both Bielefeld University and the Universidad de Guadalajara play an important role at the German-Latin American Research Centre in the Social Sciences and Humanities, the Merian Centre for Advanced Latin American Studies (CALAS).
On 7 September, the 120th DSH certificate since the beginning of the preparatory German language courses for refugees at Bielefeld University was awarded. Since 2016, the university offers preparatory German language courses in close cooperation with Bielefeld University of Applied Sciences. The courses are conducted by PunktUm, Bielefeld University’s German learning centre.
This time, 47 participants successfully passed the German exam and thus have the language standard for studying in German. Among the successful candidates were also participants of the Lehrkräfte Plus programme, which offers refugee teachers the opportunity to qualify themselves to teach in Germany. Eleven of the participants stated that they would like to use their certificates to study at Bielefeld University or Bielefeld University of Applied Sciences.
The Bielefeld-based scientist Minh Nguyen has been awarded an ERC Starting Grant from the European Research Council (ERC) for her socio-anthropological research on Eastern and Southern Asia at the Faculty of Sociology. ‘We are pleased to see the first EC Starting Grant for a female academic at Bielefeld University, particularly because promoting young academics is a major concern at our university,’ says Professor Dr Martin Egelhaaf, Vice-rector for research, young researchers and equal opportunities at Bielefeld University.
Professor Minh Nguyen has been researching at Bielefeld University since February 2018, specializing particularly in the areas of care and welfare, migration and mobility as well as gender and class society in Eastern and Southern Asia. As the ERC Starting Grant from the European Research Council (ERC) seeks to promote excellent and promising young researchers, Minh Nguyen's research will receive funding of around 1.5 million euros over a five-year period. She is the third researcher at Bielefeld University to receive one of these major EU awards for the promotion of science.