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News #31 // Kick Off Your Doctorate / Submitting Originals / Vote Advanced R Workshop / Writing Week / Mental Health - GUIS / Winter School Planetary Wellbeing




Kick Off Your Doctorate

Erfolgreich in die Promotion (online) organisiert von der Berlin University Alliance:

November 15 – 19, 2021 (9:30 – 14:00)

Im Fokus dieser Auftaktveranstaltung steht, Promovierende beim Durchstarten zu vernetzen und neben hilfreichen inhaltlichen Informationen auch Kontaktpersonen in den vier Einrichtungen vorzustellen. Begleitet von Trainerinnen und Trainern werden in kleinen Übungen eine Auswahl an wichtigen Werkzeugen erprobt und Möglichkeiten aufgezeigt, diese häuserübergreifend zu vertiefen.

Weiterführende Informationen/Anmeldung: https://www.drs.fu-berlin.de/node/56271

Kick Off Your Doctorate (online) organized by Berlin University Alliance:

November 15 – 19, 2021 (12:30 – 17:00 )

The focus of this kick-off event is to help early career researchers get started and to introduce them to contact persons at the four institutions in addition to helpful information on the content. Accompanied by trainers, a selection of important tools will be tested in small exercises and opportunities will be shown to deepen these across institutions.

Further information/ registration: https://www.drs.fu-berlin.de/node/56264



Good to know …! News & Information from the Doctorate Office at Dept. BCP

 (English version below)

 Für alle Promovierenden, die auf Basis der Einreichung elektronischer Dokumente eine Zulassung erhalten haben, die mit der die Auflage verbunden ist, zu einem späteren Zeitpunkt die Originale im Promotionsbüro vorzulegen, entfällt eine ggf. in diesem Rahmen ausgesprochene Frist. Die Originale sind grundsätzlich innerhalb der Regelbearbeitungszeit vorzulegen bzw. spätestens vor Einreichung der Dissertation.

 Aufgrund der pandemiebedingten Situation bitten wir jedoch, zur Vorlage der Originale nur dann einen Termin zu vereinbaren, wenn die Dissertationseinreichung abzusehen ist. Alle anderen Promovierenden werden gebeten solange damit zu warten, bis wir wieder allgemeine Sprechstunden anbieten (vermutlich ab Frühjahr 2022).


For all doctoral candidates who have received an admission based on the submission of electronic documents, which is based on the requirement to submit the originals to the doctoral office at a later date, any deadline that may have been imposed in this context does not apply. In principle, the originals must be submitted within the standard processing time or at the latest before submission of the dissertation.

 Due to the pandemic situation, however, we ask you to make an appointment for the submission of the originals only if the submission of the dissertation is foreseeable.

All other PhD students are asked to wait until we offer general office hours again (probably from spring 2022).



Vote for topic suggestions for an advanced R workshop

After the initial workshops in R, we will offer another introductory course next spring (you will be informed in an upcoming newsletter).  In addition, we are pleased to announce that we will also be able to offer an advanced R course, aimed at those who already have basic experience with R and RStudio.

The topics have not yet been determined. In order to adapt the content to your wishes and needs as much as possible, we would like to ask for your vote on specific topics. You can choose one or more topics that interest you from the suggestions. The topic with the most votes will also be organized next spring.

Please take part in the poll or suggest your topic in the comments by 19 November. We are looking forward to your replies!

 Link to the poll: https://terminplaner4.dfn.de/Du4PLnOVWLVSADuL



Writing Week organized by FU Berlin

December 6 – 10, 2021

You cannot find the time to write your dissertation? There is the work in the lab, in the research project and in teaching, the preparation of lectures and conferences or committee work? Do you wish for some time only to write and maybe an individual writing coaching?

Book an entire week and just write!

 Further information/ registration: https://www.drs.fu-berlin.de/node/54011



Mental Health - Scholar Minds Lecture Series Growing up in Science

 Scholar Minds has organized the monthly talk series Growing up in Science - Berlin for the winter semester of 2021/2022. Attached you can find the program for this semester. 

In every talk, they feature a scholar's story focusing on doubts, struggles, detours, failures, and successes throughout all career stages. The primary goal is not to offer classical career advice but to examine in some depth and in the context of a broader narrative the hidden human factors of working in academia. To know more about the rationale behind Growing up in Science talks, please have a look at this article.

 The events will take place online Thursdays from 5:00 to 6:30 pm. On this webpage, you can register for the events and read the stories of previous speakers.



Winter School of the Europaeum on Planetary Wellbeing

Application deadline: December 10, 2021


Doctoral students of Freie Universität Berlin can apply for a place in the Winter School on Planetary Health and Wellbeing, which will be held in Barcelona in February. The participation will be fully funded.

The goal of the Winter School is to increase knowledge about the complex and systemic issues affecting the well-being of humans, animals, and the planet itself through lectures, presentations, debates, structured group discussions, case studies, and study visits.

 Details can be found here.