Georg-August University School of Science (GAUSS)

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Spokesperson of GAUSS

The speaker represents the graduate school according to the GAUSS regulations and manages the daily business. He is the head of the board, leads the board meetings, prepares and executes the resolutions of the board.

Prof. Dr. Thomas Waitz (since 16.11.16)
Faculty of Chemistry
Institute of Inorganic Chemistry
Tammannstr. 4
37077 Göttingen
Tel: 0551/39-23052

Managing director

The managing director is head of the GAUSS office and represents the graduate school. He participates in the strategic planning and is responsible for the implementation of strategic decisions of the GAUSS board.

Dr. Steffen Burkhardt
Justus-von-Liebig-Weg 11
Room 0.228 (Map)
37077 Göttingen
Tel. +49 (0) 551/39-12110

Person of trust for doctoral students

The GAUSS person of trust advises, and if possible, assists every doctoral student having serious problems in connection with his or her supervision. This is strictly confidental.

Prof. Dr. Ina Kersten
Mathematical Institute
Bunsenstraße 3-5
Room 1.205 (Map)
37073 Göttingen
Phone +49 551-39-7750


The GAUSS office supports the speaker and board with the organization of cross-program measures. The tasks include the data administration of doctoral students, supervisors and thesis committees. The scientific coordinator is in regular exchange with the GAUSS board, the program speakers and the representatives of the doctoral students. The GAUSS office is the contact point for all general matters referring to GAUSS. The examination administration (Rebecca Willhardt) for the faculty programs is also located in the GAUSS since January 2018.

Scientific Coordinator
Dr. Jonas Barth
Friedrich-Hund-Platz 1
Level B01, Room 126 (Map)
37077 Göttingen
Tel. +49 (0) 551/39-4094
Katharina Gramberg
Friedrich-Hund-Platz 1
Level B01, Room 125 (Map)
37077 Göttingen
Tel. +49 (0) 551/39-4834
Fax +49 (0) 551/39-13521

Office hours: Mo, We - Fr 09:30 - 10:30
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Examination administration
Rebecca Willhardt
Friedrich-Hund-Platz 1
Level B01, Room 125 (Map)
37077 Göttingen
Tel. +49 (0) 551/39-10196
Fax +49 (0) 551/39-13521

Office Hours: Mo, Th, Fr 09:30 - 11:30

Career Service and Alumni Network

Our career service provides support for all GAUSS postdoctoral scientists in their career planning and development in- and outside of academia. We offer a wide range of information sessions, seminars and workshops as well as networking events and individual counseling. Furthermore the coordinator is responsible for developing and supporting the GAUSS Alumni network.

Dr. Stefanie Klug
Justus-von-Liebig-Weg 11
Room 0.227 (Map)
37077 Göttingen
Tel. +49 (0) 551/39-12318
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Christin Schröter
Justus-von-Liebig-Weg 11
Room 0.226b (Map)
37077 Göttingen
Tel. +49 (0) 551/39-14003