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Ten Years of BGHS




With the beginning of summer term 2018 and until the end of the year the BGHS celebrates its 10th anniversary with a variety of different events. From 30 November till 1 December we will celebrate 10 Years of BGHS within a conference to the topic Graduate Training of Young Scholars in Germany. Responsibility for the Future and an anniversary party.

Anniversary ProgrammeProgramme as PDF

Friday, 30 November


  • 2 pm Registration, X-E0-201

  • 3 pm Welcome Address by Gerhard Sagerer (Rector of Bielefeld University), Ursula Mense-Petermann (Director of BGHS), in X-E0-001

  • 3.30 pm 10 Years of BGHS Ursula Mense-Petermann (Director of BGHS), Thomas Welskopp (Deputy Director of BGHS)

  • 4 pm Panel Discussion: The Future of Graduate Training
    • Peter Strohschneider (President of DFG)
    • Tilman Reitz (University of Jena)
    • Gerhard Sagerer (Rector of Bielefeld University)
    • Ursula Mense-Petermann (Director of BGHS)
    • Moderation: Manfred Götzke (Deutschlandfunk)
  • 6 pm Snack

  • 6.30 pm Lecture: Richard Münch (University of Bamberg):
    Academic Careers. Between Global Competition and National Traditions


  • Saturday, 1 December

    Both panels will be in X-E0-001. The activities at the afternoon are near the BGHS floor (X-B2).

  • 9 am Panel 1: Situation of Young Scientists
    • Jens Ambrasat (German Centre for Higher Education Research and Science Studies Hannover): Continuance in Academia? About the Structures of Appropriateness of Young Scholars
    • Tilman Reitz (University of Jena): The Plight of Employment of Young Scholars - Causes and Alternatives
    • Moderation: Oliver Flügel-Martinsen (Bielefeld University)

  • 11 am Coffee Break

  • 11.30 am Panel 2: Cooperation and Competition in Academia
    • Carola Bauschke-Urban (University Fulda): Doctorate at Universities of Applied Sciences. Perspectives at a new Terrain
    • Mandy Boehnke (Bremen International Graduate School of Social Sciences, University of Bremen & Jacobs University): Doctorate in Association - Status Quo and Future Development
    • Moderation: Sabine Schäfer (Bielefeld University)
  • 1.30 pm Snack

  • Celebration of the 10th Anniversary of the BGHS

  • 2.30 pm Science Slam by Doctoral Researchers and Alumni of the BGHS
    Moderation: Sissy Lorenz (Science Slammer)

  • 3.30 pm Get-Together

  • 4 pm Activities by International Doctoral Researchers and Alumni of the BGHS

  • 5 pm From the life of a good for nothing humanist
    Science Comedy with Reinhard Nießner

  • 6 pm Buffet and Anniversary Party at the BGHS




  • All Events in Winter Term 2018/19:

    • 10 October: Welcome Day (2pm):
    • 05-19 November: Desk Exchange (Lund/York/Bielefeld)
    • 23-24 November: Research Retreat
    • 27-28 November: Guest Lecturer Vivien A. Schmidt (Boston University)
    • 30 November - 1 December: 10th anniversary BGHS (Conference and Celebration)
    • 12.12.: Plenary Meeting and Winter Party


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