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Here you will find useful links to services offered by the University of Freiburg for PhD students

ENROLLMENT / REGISTRATION

Compulsory Enrolment / Registration for PhD students

PhD SERVICES

Freiburg Research Services  Central service department of the university for researchers. Comprises International Graduate Academy (IGA), EU Office and Science Support Centre (SSC).

International Graduate Academy
Central service department of the University for all PhD students (part of Freiburg Research Services). Offers wide range of courses and counselling.

 

SUPERVISION

Guidelines for Good Supervision of Doctoral Candidates at the University of Freiburg. The aim of these guidelines is to establish lasting standards for a culture of supervision that gives equal consideration to doctoral candidates and their supervisors.

Ombudsprocess
Supports PhDs and their supervisors in resolving conflicts arising from the supervision relationship or work on the dissertation.

RESEARCH SERVICES

Freiburg Research Services  Central service department of the university for researchers. Comprises International Graduate Academy (IGA), EU Office and Science Support Centre (SSC).

Science Support Centre
Advising and support for planning and preparing proposals of third-party-funded research projects.

Freiburg Funding Portal
Allows online search for current calls for applications and funding opportunities. Includes more than 1000 national and international funding programs.

Research Database
Documents and presents the research activities of the entire university.

 

COACHING / MENTORING

Graduate School ESGC, individual coaching by Djahane Bannoo Salehabadi

AdvanceMent, individual and group coaching offered by Freiburg Research Services

Kite Mentoring, for female doctoral students (including workshops)

R for women  R-Ladies Freiburg welcomes members of all R proficiency levels, whether you're a new or aspiring R user, or an experienced R programmer interested in mentoring, networking & expert upskilling.

PHYSICAL HEALTH AND WELL BEEING

Uni Sports
Offers all kind of sports for students and staff

Studium Generale
Offers all kind of courses including dance, arts, excursions, orchestras, choirs etc.

First Aid An Illustrated Health Dictionary: Information for Foreign Students in Germany

MENTAL HEALTH AND WELLBEEING

SWFR psychological counselling (if matriculated)
Responsible for social care of students

Psychosozialer Beratungsdienst
Psychosocial counselling for employees of Freiburg University

Psychological and Psychiatric ambulances (German) Psychotherapeutische Ambulanz am Institut für Psychologie / Klinik für Psychiatrie und Psychotherapie / Klinik für Psychosomatische Medizin und Psychotherapie

Nightline Uni Freiburg: If you want to talk, Nightline is a service from students for students, from 20:00 to 00:00

GENDER

CORA
Coaching and workshops for female researcher at the end of the doctoral process (strategic career planning)

STAY! / Come and STAY
Bridging scholarships for the time needed to write a habilitation or research exposé or an application for leadership of a research unit.

Kite Mentoring, for female doctoral students (including workshops)

R for women  R-Ladies Freiburg welcomes members of all R proficiency levels, whether you're a new or aspiring R user, or an experienced R programmer interested in mentoring, networking & expert upskilling.

FAMILY SERVICE

Family Service enables employees and doctoral students to reconcile their professional and family life.

PUBLISHING

Freidoc
Freiburg´s documentation of research. Here you can publish your dissertation and search for publications produced at Freiburg University.

POSTER PRINTING

Print Service offered by Rechenzentrum;; until A0 Format  (Computer Center of Freiburg University)

PhD REPRESENTATION

Assembly of Faculty‘s Doctoral Candidates
General assembly and representatives of the Faculty´s doctoral candidates

Joint Working Committee of the Doctoral Candidate Councils                                                                      Representatives of Freiburg’s ten faculty doctoral candidate councils.

TEACHING

Hochschul-Didaktik-Zentrum
Centre for academic teaching and learning

English Medium Instruction
Support services for teachers who teach in English to a multilingual, multicultural student body. 

 

YOUNG TALENT PRIZES AND AWARDS

Prizes and awards of the faculty

 

USEFUL ONLINE RESOURCES

The following resources provide useful tips and guides to support your doctoral writing and study:

  • Read the invaluable blog Patter of Prof Pat Thompson, Professor of Education in the School of Education, The University of Nottingham, for all things academic writing and other helpful tips for PhD students.
  • The Research Whisperer - long-time favourite of graduate researchers the world over, Dr Inger Mewburn, Director of Research Training at The Australian National University, has many tips for taming your PhD and improving your academic writing.
  • For some concrete support to manage information overload, Associate Professor Dr Raul Pacheco-Vega in the Public Administration Division of the Center for Economic Teaching and Research (Centro de Investigacion y Docencia Economicas, CIDE) in Mexico provides detailed descriptions of both analogue and digital note-taking methods over on his blog. You'll also find useful videos on note-taking using the Cornell Method here.