PhD representatives of the Göttingen Graduate School of Social Sciences (GGG)

The PhD representative plays an important role as the contact person for PhD students of social sciences and gives them a voice in the graduate school, the university and in the general public. Furthermore, the representative is an active part of the Executive Board of the graduate school and represents the interests of all different PhD students in the social sciences.
On the right side, you will find further information on the current PhD representatives.

The latest term of office lasts from April 2024 to March 2025.

All PhD students that are doing their PhD atthe Faculties of Law, Social Sciences or Business and Economics are entitled to vote.

Since April 2023 all PhD student representatives at one of the three GGG´s faculties are members of the GGG executive board as well. They partizipate at the meetings and decision of GGG and are entitled to vote there.
The next election will take place in January 2025. You can list yourself as a candidate in November 2024.
You can find more information about the elections of the PhD representation here:

Tasks of the PhD representation
The PhD spokesperson in the GGG represents the interests of the PhD students in the field of social sciences within and beyond Göttingen University. The spokesperson has a full right to vote in the management board of the GGG and is involved in the central planning and organization processes for the GGG activities. He/She is the contact person for the very heterogeneous group of PhD students and can bring their concerns and wishes to the attention of the faculty and the general public. The PhD representation consists of a spokesperson and his/her deputy and is annually elected by the PhD students.
Examples of recent improvements achieved by the PhD representatives include the better funding opportunities for PhD students, the improved advisory services of the GGG, the comprehensive English translation of all general information as well as the GGG website, the establishment of PhD representatives in the faculties and the very close cooperation between the respective PhD representatives and the GGG team.