Graduiertenschule für Geisteswissenschaften Göttingen (GSGG)


    Important dates and upcoming events:

  • 12th March 2019: parents' café
  • 15th March 2019: next application deadline
  • 21st May 2019: Welcome Day
  • 11th June 2019: General assembly

For other events please see our calendar.

Announcement: Three-Minute-Thesis
The Coimbra Group - a network of renowned European universities - is launching a '3mt competition' that can be compared to a science slam. On 13th February 2019, 5:00 p.m., the Göttingen competition will be held: ten doctoral candidates from all over the campus will present their reserach on one slide in a three minute presentation.
Venue: ZHG 001

The final of the CG Three Minute Thesis (3MT) will be held at the CG Annual Conference at the University of Krakow, on 5-7 June 2019. Member Universities – such as the University of Göttingen – will hold their own competitions to select their best candidate for entry into the CG 3MT Competition in Krakow.

Here are the rules for the presentations:

1. Presentations are limited to 3 minutes, competitors exceeding 3 minutes are disqualified.
2. A single static slide is permitted (no slide transitions, animations or 'movement' of any description).
3. The title slide should contain the name of the university, the name of the contestant, the title of the presentation and the research area. It should be submitted along with the slide illustrating the talk.
4. No additional props (e.g. laser pointer, costumes, musical instruments, laboratory equipment, animated backgrounds) are permitted.
5. Presentations are to be spoken word (e.g. no poems, raps or songs).
6. Presentations are considered to have commenced when a presenter starts their presentation through movement or speech.
7. No additional electronic media (e.g. sound and video files) are permitted within the video recording.
8. The presentations will be filmed, a Göttingen-based panel will elect the best presentation which will be sent to the Coimbra Group panel after the Göttingen competition.

For an impression on what 3MT means, have a look at the presentation of the contest in 2017 here. Tanvi Butola was elected to travel to Edinburgh to represent Göttingen at the CG Annual Conference and reached the second place.

Dorothea Schlözer-Karrierecoaching – Promotion of female postdocs

Since 2011, the university of Göttingen offers under the umbrella of the Dorothea Schlözer programme various measures to promote the academic career of young female academics of the entire campus of Göttingen. The “Dorothea Schlözer-Karrierecoaching” (“Dorothea Schlözer career coaching”; formerly: “Dorothea Schlözer-Qualifizierungsprogramm”) strives to support female postdocs who have the desire for an academic career by structured consultancy and development.
The programme begins in February 2019 and takes approx. 10 months: the application deadline ends on 31th January 2019. Please find further information on the programme and the modalities of registration here.

43rd International Wolfenbüttel Summer Course 14th-27th July 2019

The Die Herzog-August library organises from the 14th to the 27th of July 2019 the 43rd International Wolfenbüttel Summer Course. The topic of the English-speaking event will be "Cultural Translation" and will be convened by Dr Doris Medick-Bachmann. Please find further information on the event and the modalities of registration here. The application deadline ends on 15th March 2019.

GSGG courses in 2019

For details on our courses please follow the link.