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15. Jun 2022

Doctoral students representation elected at MLU

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Update: Juliane Friedrichs has been elected as the doctoral students representative and Constanze Wandt-Ptasczynski as the deputy at the Akademischer Senat.

Congratulations! This year, the doctoral students representatives in all faculties have been elected for the first time. The election period is 01.09.22-31.08.24. Please find below an overview of all representatives.

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7. Jun 2022

Career paths of academics

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The newly released website Wissen Schafft Karriere (in German) provides a general overview of career paths in science as well as specific opportunities for a career at Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg (MLU).

So what does a career in science at MLU look like? A doctorate is often the beginning of an academic career towards a professorship. And yet, the doctorate opens up many other career opportunities, both at MLU and at many other institutions.

The compatibility of family and career or one’s own health have a significant impact on professional development and career. The website also illustrates this and show support options in working life through MLU.

Last but not least, you will find statutes, regulations and templates for various decisions and guidelines relating to career options and organisation at MLU.

23. May 2022

MLU Mentoring Program for doctoral students, postdoctoral researchers

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Shape your scientific career path in a self-determined way! – The MLU Mentoring Program will accompany you on your way. 

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

What can you expect in the mentoring program?
  • One-to-one mentoring with established female professors
  • Networking with other scientists from all faculties at MLU.
  • (digital) workshops on key qualifications
  • (digital) collegial counseling as a group dynamic element
What else do you need to know?
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12. May 2022

Stipends for doctoral students from the Federal State of Saxony-Anhalt

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Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg (MLU) biannually provides funding for scholarships. The funding comes from the Ministry of Science, Energy, Climate Protection and Environment of the State of Saxony-Anhalt. Start of the funding for this call is in the winter semester.

Eligibility Criteria

Eligible applicants are those who

  • have demonstrated a special aptitude for academic work through well above-average study and examination results,
  • have completed a university degree,
  • is preparing for a doctorate at MLU,
  • presents a scientific project that is expected to make an important contribution to research, and
  • is supervised by a (non-retired) university lecturer at MLU.

The scholarship can be applied for every semester. As a rule, it is granted for a period of three years.

Application via faculties

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27. Apr 2022

Election proposals for the doctoral students’ representations

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The election proposals for the 2022 university elections have now been published. These are the candidates you can vote for.

Please check the corresponding website (in German).

This year, the elections for the doctoral representatives will take place together with the university elections (senate, faculty councils), the elections for the equal opportunities colleges and the elections for the StuRa and the departmental councils as an internet-based online election (electronic election). Voting is possible from 09.05.2022 to 16.05.2022.

The doctoral representatives in all faculties will be elected in 2022.

If doctoral candidates are also employees or students of the university, they also have the right to vote for the university committees (senate, faculty councils).

19. Apr 2022

Awarding ceremony of doctoral certificates (April 29, 2022)

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The deans of the faculties and Rector Prof. Dr. Christian Tietje will present the doctoral certificates to doctoral graduates on April 29, 2022. The university awards will be presented by Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Paul.

The ceremony will take place from 3-5pm in the Löwengebäude.

Read more (in German)

25. Mar 2022

Elections for the doctoral students’ representation 2022 at MLU

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From May 9 to 16, 2022, doctoral representatives will be elected in the individual faculties for the first time. These elections will take place together with the university elections as an internet-based online election.
The term of office of the members is two years, which means that the next (= second) elections of the doctoral representatives will take place in 2024.

Read more (in German)

21. Mar 2022

Physicists show how frequencies can easily be multiplied without special circuitry

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

About the author:

C. Körner in the lab.

Field(s) of expertise during doctoral studies:

  • Near-field optical microscopy (SNOM) imaging of magnetic materials and photonic structures
  • Brillouin light scattering (BLS) on magnetic materials
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23. Feb 2022

New index evaluates nutrients: How healthy is canteen food?

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

About the author:

F. Forner (second from right) with the working group of the Back-to-the-Roots project, a joint project of MLU with TU Ilmenau, in the framework of which the Ecoviant app was developed.
  • Frank Forner ORCHID ID, ResearchGate
  • Research area(s): Human Nutrition, Nutritional and Metabolic Diseases
  • Institute for Agricultural and Nutritional Sciences (link), MLU

Field(s) of expertise during doctoral studies:

  • Bioactive plant compounds 
  • Nutrient databases
  • Food assessment with algorithms
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14. Feb 2022

InGrA Meeting Hours available

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The International Graduate Academy (InGrA) offers doctoral students of Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg appointments for discussions and advice (20 min each) on topics related to doctoral studies.

Via the following link you can book an appointment with Dr. Thomas Michael, the manager of InGrA. When booking, you have the possibility to outline your question in advance via a comment. Your name, your email address as well as the comment are only visible for employees of InGrA. After the appointment your data will be deleted.

To the appointment booking   

Due to the situation, all consulting appointments currently take place exclusively online via MLUconf Tuesdays from 10am-12pm.

To MLUconf room

You will receive the corresponding access code via email before the meeting.


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