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10. Jun 2021

Information on dealing with the corona virus

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Starting on June 12, 2021, lecturers are free to choose whether they continue to offer their courses digitally, or as a hybrid format. The same also applies to examinations. (resolution & addition in German)
Winter semester 2021/22 will take place as a hybrid semester with as much attendance as possible. The pandemic-related time slots for the implementation of the courses will remain in place; as a precaution, the reduced space capacities due to the distance regulations will be used as a basis for the room planning. Further details can be found in the following resolution (in German).

Official trips to non-high-incidence areas are possible. Please check the announcement (in German) for details and restrictions.

(source: newsletter #Update 10./18.06.2021)

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21. Jun 2021

[UL] Themenwoche: FAIR FORSCHEN (12.-15. Juli 2021)

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Vom 12. bis 15. Juli veranstaltet die Research Academy Leipzig, die zentrale Service-Einrichtung zur Förderung des wissenschaftlichen Nachwuchses an der Universität Leipzig, die Themenwoche „Fair forschen. Betreuung, Datenethik und Konfliktlösung in der Wissenschaft“ – oder kurz #fairforschen.

Themenwoche „Fair forschen. Betreuung, Datenethik und Konfliktlösung in der Wissenschaft“ der Research Academy Leipzig, Illustration: Sophia Lehmann

18. Jun 2021

[New York Times] About playfulness in the relationship

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Insights of Kay Brauer’s recent publications “Adult playfulness: An update on an understudied individual differences variable and its role in romantic life” (link) are part of the New York Times article “7 Ways to Reset Your Relationship” (link).

He is doing his doctoral studies at the research group “Psychological Assessment and Differential Psychology” of Prof. Dr. René Proyer at MLU.

Please check his doctoral student’s profile for further information.

18. Jun 2021

Electric cars: Special dyes could prevent unnecessary motor replacements

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Here you find the doctoral student’s profile of Alexander Funtan. He published results of his doctoral studies at Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg and shared the research more widely with a press release.

A. Funtan in the lab

About the author:

  • Alexander Funtan
  • Research area(s): Polymer degradation, Protective Coatings
  • Institute of Chemistry (link), MLU

Field(s) of expertise during doctoral studies:

  • Thermal degradation of polyester resins
  • Optical chemosensors
  • Detection of fluorescent organic molecules in solid polymers
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16. Jun 2021

Shape your academic career path in a self-determined way! – The MLU mentoring programme will accompany you on your way. (Deadline: 15.07.2021)

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Are you a doctoral or post-doctoral student at Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg and are you aiming for a career in university or non-university science? Do you want to shape your career path in a self determined and solution-oriented way and network with other female scientists? Great goals are best achieved together.

What can you expect in the mentoring programme?

One-to-one mentoring with established professors Networking with other female academics from all faculties at MLU (Digital) workshops on key qualification (Digital) peer counselling as a group-dynamic element.

What else do you need to know?

Duration: September 2021- September 2022
digital preparatory workshop to introduce you to the mentoring process

Would you like to apply or find out if mentoring is something for you?

You can find all the information here: 

If you are unsure what mentoring is and whether the programme is something for you, you are welcome to request a personal Webex appointment with the project coordinator. (Mail:

11. Jun 2021

EU-Forschungsförderung im Leitmarkt „Energie, Maschinen- und Anlagenbau, Ressourceneffizienz“ (EMAR) (July 1, 2021)

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EU-Fördermöglichkeiten im Leitmarkt „Energie, Maschinen- und Anlagenbau, Ressourceneffizienz” (EMAR) des Landes Sachsen-Anhalt am 1. Juli 2021 von 10.00 – 14.30 Uhr

Im Seminar wird die Leitmarktinitiative des Landes durch Hagen Fehse (EMAR-Koordinator) vorgestellt und über relevante Fördermöglichkeiten im Rahmen des neuen EU-Förderprogramms „Horizont Europa“ durch Referenten/-innen der Nationale Kontaktstelle Klima, Energie und Mobilität (NKS KEM) und der Nationale Kontaktstelle Digitale und Industrielle Technologien (NKS DIT) informiert.

Prof. Binder (Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg) und Kilian Hoffmann (Business Development Manager, TESVOLT GmbH) werden von ihren Erfahrungen mit erfolgreich beantragten Projekten zur Batterieforschung aus „Horizont 2020“ berichten.

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11. Jun 2021

[TRR67@UL] Symposium “Frontiers in Biomaterial Science” (July 9 – 10, 2021)

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The 3rd international symposium “Frontiers in Biomaterial Science” will take place from July 9 – 10, 2021. 

The TRR 67 Symposium will be held as an online conference with live streaming including an interactive virtual meeting platform. 

The scientific program includes the following sessions: 

  • Innovative Biomaterials
  • Wound Healing and Repair
  • Highlights from the Transregio 67
  • Bone Inflammation and Regeneration
  • Special Topic: Interleukin-17
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7. Jun 2021

[UFZ Career Center] Career Lunch for Postdocs

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The UFZ Career Center offers a monthly recurring virtual Career Lunch. This month, the career center offers a platform to exchange about joining forces at your institution: Postdocs Unite! How to set up a Postdoc Association? It will take place on 24 June from 12.30 to 1.30 p.m. 

You’ll get the chance to ask the guests Giovanna Diletta Ielacqua (postdoc at the MDC and member of the MDC Postdoc Association), Rose Burden (MDC Postdoc Office) and Desislava Boegner (postdoc at the AWI and member of the AWI PostDocTeam) anything from how you can benefit from engaging in an association to practical questions as how do they organize and distribute the work within their associations. Get together and network to find out what a postdoc association could offer you and what you could contribute to it!

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4. Jun 2021

International Händel Research Prize 2021 awarded

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The International Händel Research Prize 2021 was awarded at a Zoom conference to Teresa Ramer-Wünsche, Halle (Saale), for her dissertation on the subject of “Georg Friedrich Händels Parnasso in festa. Historisch-kritische Edition und Einzelstudien zur Werkgenese”.

The International Handel Research Prize is valued at € 2,000 and is awarded with the kind support of the Saalesparkasse Foundation.

Further information can be found at the website of the Georg-Friedrich-Händel-Gesellschaft.

3. Jun 2021

How to Write a Persuasive Job Application (July 15, 2021 | online)

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For many scientists, writing job applications tends to be quite difficult, especially for jobs beyond the academic system. In fact, misapprehensions and mistakes in the application dossier often prevent them from securing jobs they are perfectly suited for. This workshop will help you write a convincing application.

Target audience

Doctoral students, PostDocs


  • How to prepare and write an application for jobs in Germany?
  • What distinguishes applications in academia from those in other sectors (industry etc.)?
  • What are typical mistakes? How do I avoid them?
  • How do I present my competencies in a convincing manner? How do I develop a storyline that fits the job?
  • How do I make an unsolicited application? 
  • New trends in application procedures
  • What is different in other countries? – Some hints and points for discussion
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