TU Berlin Center for Junior Scholars (TUB-CJS)

Network for Academia with Children – Exchange for Doctoral Candidates (all genders)

If you are doing a doctorate and have children, talking with others in a similar situation can be helpful to share and learn how to balance all your responsibilities. We invite you to our network for TU Berlin doctoral researchers with children. The network aims to promote ways of combining family and research responsibilities as well as provide an opportunity for members to share with one another.

We are currently planning on holding meetings regularly. Initially online, but hopefully in person eventually too. At our kick-off meeting we will discuss how to organize further meetings. The TU Berlin Family Services Office and Center for Junior Scholars have declared their support for this network. Please sign up if you are interested in participating.

Next meeting:

Fixed-term contracts in science - the Wissenschaftszeitvertragsgesetz (WissZeitVG) and the family policy component. With Dr. Ulrike Preißler (Deutscher Hochschulverband) and Alexander Gerberding (Head of Faculty Service Center Fak. I of TUB).

Time/Location: Wed, Sept. 28, 2022, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. in the Family Room EB 328/329.

At this network meeting, we will provide information about the fixed-term regulations of the WissZeitVG. A special focus will be on the regulations that apply to employees with children - the so-called family policy component.

We have invited Dr. Ulrike Preißler, legal advisor for higher education and civil service law at the German University Association, who will give us an overview on the legal basis of fixed-term regulations in science.

Furthermore, Alexander Gerberding, Head of the Faculty Service Center of Faculty 1, will provide insights into the practical implementation of these regulations at Fak. 1 of TUB - e.g.: How do I apply for an extension? What do I have to consider?

Afterwards, over coffee and tea, there will be the opportunity to talk with other parents doing their PhDs and exchange experiences about reconciling family and science.

The event is scheduled for September 28, 2022 in presence on the TU Campus Charlottenburg in the family room of the EB Building. You are cordially invited to bring your children.

We appreciate if you tell us your questions about the WissZeitVG in advance so we can address them at the event.

Please register no later than 27.09.2022 with the subject "Netzwerktreffen" at familienbuero(at)zuv.tu-berlin.de.

Registration form
By registering, we will add you to the distribution list of the Network for Academia with Children and send you information about the network's activities.