The objective of the round tables is to open a dialog between junior scholars and target groups involved in the advancement of junior scholars at TU Berlin for the discussion and development of ideas and measures in this area. The round tables are part of the Strategy for the Advancement of Junior Scholars at TU Berlin passed by the Academic Senate in July 2018.
The 25th Round Table Discussion for Junior Scholars, like the 24th Roundtable before it, will once more revolve around the upcoming election of the doctoral candidate representation. We want to explain the process, answer open questions and, most importantly, give all doctoral candidates an opportunity to organize and prepare for the election.
25th Round Table
Topic: Representation of doctoral candidates
Date: September 29, 2023, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Location: H 3013 ( Main Building Straße des 17. Juni 135, 10623 Berlin)
The 24thRound Table Discussion for Junior Scholars revolved around the upcoming election of the doctoral candidate representation. We wanted to explain the process, answer open questions and, most importantly, give all doctoral candidates an opportunity to organize and prepare for the election.
24th Round Table
Topic: Representation of doctoral candidates
Date: August 31, 2023, 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
23rd Round Table Discussion for Junior Scholars on 16th February 2023, 11:00-13:00 hrs.
Topic: Motherhood and academia in the pandemic – (in)compatibilities and ways out of the Corona Gap
The changes forced by the pandemic are not easy for anyone, but in particular scientists with children, and mothers especially, are struggling with the consequences. They have to take time off work, unpaid leave or even lose their jobs to look after children during school and daycare closures. While scientists have published an above-average number of papers since the beginning of the pandemic, the number of publications by mothers in science has fallen sharply. This also applies to the acquisition of external funding, the development of new research projects and attendance at conferences.
Using excerpts from their books “Mutterschaft und Wissenschaft. Die (Un-)Vereinbarkeit von Mutterbild und wissenschaftlicher Tätigkeit” (2020) and “Mutterschaft und Wissenschaft in der Pandemie. (Un-)Vereinbarkeit zwischen Kindern, Care und Krise“ (2022),Dr. Sarah Czerney and Dr. Lena Eckert gave insight into their research on the relationship between motherhood and science - especially during or shortly after a doctorate. Subsequently, the findings were discussed and ideas for ways out of the Corona Gap were developed together.
|Sarah Czerney, Dr. phil.||Lena Eckert, Dr. phil.|
|currently works as a research assistant in the gender equality project FEM POWER at the Leibniz Institute for Neurobiology in Magdeburg. She studied European Media Culture and completed her doctorate at Goethe University Frankfurt/M. in 2018. In addition to practical gender equality work, her focus is on feminist theory and critique of science, motherhood and science, and equal parenting and feminist motherhood. She has two sons and lives with her family in Magdeburg.||is a gender scholar as well as a writing and education researcher. She lives with her family in Berlin and works as an academic assistant at the Centre for Teaching and Learning at the European University Viadrina in Frankfurt Oder. Her research focuses on the critique of power and domination relations in higher education and society. She is particularly interested in the structuring of society and perception through gender and other categories of difference and seeks emancipative strategies in the academic enterprise. She publishes internationally on interdisciplinary, media and educational topics of critical gender studies and always tries to bring activism, art and science together.|
22nd Round Table Discussion for Junior Scholars on 15 December 2022, 15:00-17:00 hrs.
Topic: Postdoc Academy
The Postdoc Academy and the various goals pursued by the Postdoc Academy were presented. Afterwards, the expectations, wishes and needs of the postdocs were discussed in detail with the participants.
On 1 April 2022, Prof. Dr. Sophia Becker was elected Vice President for Sustainability, Internal Communication, Transfer and Transdisciplinarity and also entrusted with the promotion of young scholars. Since direct exchange is very important to her, we have jointly decided to use two round tables to enter into an exchange with both groups, doctoral candidates and postdocs, and to talk about the current situation, goals and wishes.
21st Round Table Discussion for Junior Scholars on 07 July 2022, 15:00 - 16:30
Topic: Exchange with doctoral candidates
Vice President Prof. Dr. Sophia Becker used this round table for a direct exchange with doctoral candidates at TU Berlin. Three topics were discussed in the world café format:
20th Round Table Discussion for Junior Scholars on 23 June 2022, 15:00 - 16:30
Topic: Exchange with postdocs
Vice President Prof. Dr. Sophia Becker used this round table for a direct exchange with the postdocs at TU Berlin. Three topics were discussed in the world café format:
|19. RTN||05. May 2022, 14:00-15:30 hrs.||Social opening of the doctorate - social origin of the doctoral candidates||Summary|
|18. RTN||16. December 2021, 13:30 - 15:00 hrs.||The significance of the BerlHG amendment for the advancement of junior scholars||Summary|
|17. RTN||28. October 2021, 14:00-15:30 hrs.||The significance of the BerlHG amendment for the advancement of junior scholars||Summary|
|16. RTN||17. July 2021, 14.00-15.30 hrs.||Course offerings, exchange and networking for postdocs||Summary|
|15. RTN||25. February 2021, 11.30-13.00 hrs.||Challenges for junior scholars due to the pandemic||Summary|
|14. RTN||28. January 2021, 14.00-15.30 hrs.||Berlin University Alliance (BUA): New Qualification Program and Support and Advising Structures for Doctoral Candidates and Postdocs||Summary|
|13. RTN||2. July 2020, 14.00-15.30 hrs.||Completing doctoral and postdoctoral work under special challenges||Summary|
|12. RTN||14. May 2020, 14.00-16.00 hrs.||Completing doctoral and postdoctoral work under difficult conditions||Summary|
|11. RTN||15. January 2020, 10.00-12.00 hrs.||on networking||Summary|
|10. RTN||17. December 2019, 15.00-17.00 hrs.||on career orientation||Summary|
|9. RTN||15. November 2019, 10.00-12.00 hrs.||on supervision culture||Summary|
|8. RTN||11. June 2019, 15.00-17.00 hrs.||Discussion of the measures of the action plan 2019|
|7. RTN||07. May 2019, 15.00-17.00 hrs.||Discussion of the measures of the action plan 2019|
|6. RTN||21. January 2019, 11.00-13.00 hrs.||Challenges and Future Perspectives for Female Junior Scholars||Invitation|
|5. RTN||18. December, 16.30-18.30 hrs.||Doctoral candidates employed at TU Berlin||Summary|
|4. RTN||07. December, 14.00-16.00 hrs.||Postdocs employed at TU Berlin or in third-party funded projects||Summary|
|3. RTN||14. November, 10.00-12.00 hrs.||Doctoral candidates in third-party funded research projects at TU Berlin||Summary|
|2. RTN||08. November, 10.00-12.00 hrs.||Tenure track and junior professors and leaders of junior research groups||Summary|
|1. RTN||19. October 2018, 15.00-17.00 hrs.||Members of structured doctoral programs and external doctoral candidates||Summary|