The Promovierendenkonvent at Ulm University

The Promovierendenkonvent at Ulm University has the goal to offer a central platform for all individuals, who intended, aspire or have performed a PhD at Ulm University. It will perceive an effective representation of their interests.

Our current work

parliamentary elections 2017

Parlimentary elections 2017 are soon. We asked the parties CDU/CSU, SPD, Bündnis 90/Die Grünen, DIE LINKE, FDP und AfD about their opinion regarding different aspects that are important for PhD candidates and scientists in general. Eight networks of PhD candidates and and PhDs have been involved:

  • DR.FSU – Rat der Doktorandinnen und Doktoranden der Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena
  • Forum der Doktorandenkonvente Baden-Württemberg
  • Helmholtz Juniors
  • Leibniz PhD Network
  • Max Planck PhDnet
  • Promovierenden-Initiative
  • ProRat Leipzig – Promovierendenrat der Universität Leipzig
  • THESIS e. V. – Interdisziplinäres Netzwerk für Promovierende und Promovierte

The main topics that we address are: I) Science in Society and Politics, II) Graduation and a Career in Science, III) Framework Conditions of PhD Candidates und IV) Scientific Exchange.

Answers of the political parties! (DE)

Translation of answers into englisch (rough translations) (EN)

Damit wollen wir Promovierenden und Promovierten, Wissenschaftlerinnen und Wissenschaftlern sowie allen weiteren Wählerinnen und Wählern, die sich für Wissenschaftspolitik interessieren, eine Entscheidungshilfe für die Wahl zum 19. Deutschen Bundestag am 24. September 2017 geben.


The Ulm University has finished working on a Rahmenpromotionsordnung, which contains the essential similarities of the individual doctoral regulations and transposes the amendments to the country's university Act (Landeshochschulgesetz). We have been working hard and think the passed Rahmenpromotionsordnung is a very good regularity for all PhD students. In particular, we had a look at the promotion agreement which must be concluded between the doctoral student and the supervisor at the beginning of the promotion. Two of the board members have been collaborating in the working commitee, which dealt with the Rahmenpromotionsordnung. We are confident that we found an adequat solution through constructive cooperation.

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