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6. May 2021

[DFG] Principles of Effective Career Support in Academia published

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(from “Principles of Effective Career Support in Academia” by DFG)

“[…] the DFG has developed the following principles which it offers as recommendations, both to its member institutions and to all other institutions and individuals that receive funding from the DFG to finance early-career researchers.

These principles are to be understood as a supplement to the guidelines for safeguarding good research practice. They summarise how the situation of researchers in early career phases should be structured and are especially applicable to doctoral and post-doctoral students.

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6. May 2021

[DFG] Doctoral programme lengths and doctoral degrees in DFG-funded consortia

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“Doctoral programme lengths and doctoral degrees are highly relevant to research policy, but information on them is scarce. In two statistical reports, the DFG analyses data on doctorates completed in the context of Collaborative Research Centres, Research Training Groups, Clusters of Excellence and Graduate Schools.” (from DFG)

For further information please check the DFG website (reports in German only):

  • “Sprint oder Marathon? Die Dauer von Promotionen in DFG-geförderten Verbünden” (link)
  • “Alles hat ein Ende … oder? Abgeschlossene und nicht abgeschlossene Promotionen in DFG-geförderten Verbünden” (link)

18. Dec 2020

Quality Assurance in Medical Doctorates (new UniWiND publication)

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The recent UniWiND publication Volume 11 presents the results of the UniWiND working group “Quality Assurance in Medical Doctorates”, which worked from 2018-2020. The working group has devoted itself to the special features of doctoral studies in medicine, which, in contrast to doctorates in other subjects, are usually carried out during studies and for this reason are often the subject of criticism. Quality assurance plays an even more important role.

In order to investigate the framework conditions and existing measures for quality assurance, the workgroup conducted a survey, which was answered by the majority of medical faculties in Germany. The result of the evaluation of this survey as well as science policy publications is this volume, in which the AG formulates recommendations for each phase in the doctoral process and presents Promising Practices.

Link to UniWiND-Publikation Band 11 “Qualitätssicherung in der medizinischen Promotion” (in German only)

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