Doctorate Teams

The Graduate Center offers you help in forming and developing your own self-organized doctorate teams.

If you are unable to meet regularly with colleagues in your working groups and exchange ideas with your peers, you might be interested in doing so in self-organized interdisciplinary doctorate teams.

At the Graduate Center we can assist you in establishing such a team by sending an e-mail to our registered doctoral candidates. We may also offer advice on the text of your e-mail to help you find like-minded people.

Furthermore the Graduate Center can support you, if you plan activities, are looking for a coach or a course on specific topics.

If you are interested please contact us at

To get an impression of how such doctorate teams work, here are some examples:

The teams meet regularly about every 4 to 6 weeks, usually in groups of 4 to 8 persons. This gives you the opportunity to work even if a team member cancels, e.g. due to a high workload or a meeting. So although your participation is mandatory, a degree of flexibility is possible.

Here a range of matters which are usually discussed:

  •  regular reports on the progress of work
  •  study and optimization of presentations of your own work
  •  controversies arising due to trouble with cooperative advice
  •  exchange on method knowledge
  •  exchange of information on contacts and networking events
  •  exchange of information on financing a doctorate and a doctoral project
  •  exchange of teaching experience


Meetings at Leibnizstraße 3

We are also happy to support you by providing conference rooms, which you can book for your meetings. This also is an offer for those groups which came together through the Continuing Education offer "Peer Coaching für Doktorandinnen und Doktoranden".

To book a conference room contact Ms Stefanie Ohlmeyer via

We are looking forward to supporting you!


Notice on offer of Further Academic Training

If you are looking for a more structured approach, the University's Continuing Education department offers "Peer Coaching für Doktorandinnen und Doktoranden" (German only).