+++Cancelled+++ Starting your Academic Career in Germany: What to Expect? - (hybrid)

Starting your Academic Career in Germany: What to Expect? (hybrid)28.11.2023 10:00 - 17:00 (Tue)DRS, room 004 & onlineDr. Vatansever, Asli



For doctoral researchers of all disciplines. The workshop will take place at DRS, Hittorfstraße 16, 14195 Berlin.
However, online participation is also possible: In this case please register here, and send an additional email to skills@drs.fu-berlin.de. We will then send you the video link.


  • Explaining the academic labor market situation, the academic career advancement model, and the current higher education reforms in Germany in a way that is accessible to outsiders
  • Providing international early-career researchers with a chance to realistically assess their career chances in German academia and within the European Higher Education Area
  • Offering a critical view on contemporary qualification and employment practices in the academic sector
  • Introducing the existing venues of solidarity and resistance in German academia


  • European academic labor markets in comparative perspective
  • The academic qualification model in Germany
  • Idiosyncrasies of the German academic system
  • The Fixed-Term Academic Employment Law (WissZeitVG) and its implications for international and domestic early-career researchers
  • Contemporary debates and fault lines in German academia
  • How to apply for academic jobs in Germany
  • Researcher communities, solidarity networks, and anti-precarity initiatives


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