Research Academy Leipzig
Welcome to the Research Academy Leipzig!
The Research Academy Leipzig is the umbrella organisation for all structured doctoral qualification programmes at Leipzig University. It aims at providing the best possible conditions for the advancement of young researchers.
- Transferable Skills Programme
- Doctoral programme scholarships of the Research Academy
- Annual Reception of the Research Academy on 27 January 2014
- New Programme at the Research Academy: yDiv
- 7th International Workshop "Weighted Automata: Theory and Applications"
- 17th Leipzig PhD lecture series
- Launching of a Postdoc-survey
- Winter Term Offers of Kompetenzschule and Transferable Skills Programme
- Further day nanny from May 2013 on
- DAAD "Welcome to Africa" - Call for Applications
- Photo exhibition "Dissertation Stories"
- E-Learning courses at the University Computer Centre
- Campus Licence for Software MindManager
- Citavi - Campus Licence extended
Annual Reception of the Research Academy on 27 January 2014
On 27 January 2014 the Research Academy's Annual Reception took place at the Lecture Hall of the Max Planck Institute for Human Cognition and Brain Sciences. Professor Wolfgang Prinz of the host institute held a presentation titled "Selbst im Spiegel - Subjektivität zwischen Natur und Kultur (Self in the Mirror - Subjectivity between Nature and Culture)".
Afterwards, the doctoral thesis awards of the Research Academy 2013 as well as the Katharina-Windscheid-Preis were awarded to honour excellent research.
The award recipients for 2013 are:
Dr. Jan Zofka (GC Humanities and Social Sciences)
Dr. Anika Kreienbrink (GC Mathematics/Computer Science and Natural Sciences)
Dr. Mandy Sonntag (GC Life Sciences)
Dr. Helena Franke (Katharina-Windscheid-Preis)
Further Information on the prizes
The Annual Reception was attended by doctoral candidates of structured doctoral programmes, their supervisors, and the scientific coordinators of the classes as well as interested listeners. The event also served as a platform to network and exchange ideas with the directorate of the Research Academy regarding further development of the institution.
New Programme at the Research Academy: yDiv
The Young Biodiversity Research Training Group - yDiv at the German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv) has been admitted as a new programme at the Research Academy Leipzig by the Directorate.
The research training group of young biodiversity researchers, yDiv, has been designed to educate a new generation of scientists in transdisciplinary biodiversity research. The trans-disciplinarity of iDiv and the aim to bridge different levels (from theory to applied aspects of nature conservation) and investigation objects (single organisms, manipulated communities, ecosystems) with a diverse set of approaches (modelling, field experiments, molecular ecology) is a challenge and an opportunity, both for the PhD candidates and the supervisors.
More information: http://www.idiv-biodiversity.de/ydiv/?lang=en
7th International Workshop "Weighted Automata: Theory and Applications"
The workshop takes place from 5 to 9 May 2014 and should cover all aspects of weighted automata, ranging from the theory of quantitative automata and logics to applications for real-time systems and natural language processing. The aim is to present tutorials and survey lectures by outstanding scientists in this area. Moreover, we encourage everybody to participate in this workshop and to present their own technical contribution in this area.
Interested participants are most welcome. If you wish to present a technical contribution, please send us an abstract (preferably of at most one page) until March 7. Authors will be informed about acceptance of their submission before March 22, 2014.
Deadline for registration is April 4, 2014. There is no registration fee. In order to register, please send your name, affiliation, e-mail, intended length of participation to Prof. Manfred Droste and state if you want to participate in the conference dinner (not free) or not.
More information: http://www.informatik.uni-leipzig.de/~weidner/wata2014/
17th Leipzig PhD lecture series
The »Council for Doctoral Candidates« at Leipzig University (ProRat) would like to cordially invite you to the 17th Leipzig PhD lecture series. This winter semester, the lecture series' overall topic is »Spaces and topographies«. For further details see the Programme.
Launching of a Postdoc-survey
The Research Academy Leipzig has launched a survey to get to know more about the needs and requests of postdoctoral researchers at Leipzig University and to better adjust its offers to them. As the Research Academy has the goal to promote and qualify young researchers at its best, it will concentrate not only on doctoral candidates, but also on postdoctoral researchers.
Winter Term Offers of Kompetenzschule and Transferable Skills Programme
Please find here the winter term programme of the Kompetenzschule ELSYS and the Transferable Skills Programmes of the Research Academy Leipzig.
Further day nanny from May 2013 on
There will be a further day nanny employed at the Research Academy to care for five more children at the Tarostrasse from May 2013 on.
DAAD "Welcome to Africa" Call for Applications
Under the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) programme “Welcome to Africa”, annual funding will be made available for bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral students for the study period from 2012 to 2015.
For PhD candidates financial support will be provided for one- to three-month research stays at the universities of Stellenbosch, South Africa; Yaoundé, Cameroon; Addis Ababa, Ethiopia; and Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. The DAAD funding will be available through the Institute of African Studies, the international MBA program “Small Enterprise Promotion and Training” (SEPT), the Global and European Studies Institute, the Centre for Area Studies and the Research Academy Leipzig.
Photo Exhibition "Dissertation Stories"
Since the beginning of December 2011 the photo series "Dissertation Stories" has been exhibited on the Research Academy's premises in Burgstraße 21, 1st floor.
The idea for the photo competition goes back to an initiative of the Doctoral Students Representatives of the Research Academy (RA-Doc) at the end of 2010, and the Research Academy gladly joined the project as co-organiser. All PhD candidates of the University of Leipzig were invited to present their PhD project or their ideas on doing a PhD by means of a single photograph. The most convincing results are being presented in a permanent photo exhibition titled “Dissertation Stories” on the Research Academy’s premises.
E-Learning courses at the University Computer Centre
The University Computer Centre offers members of the University selected E-Learning courses via its websites.
Campus Licence for MindManager Software
Die Universität Leipzig hat eine Campuslizenz der Software MindManager erworben. Jede Mitarbeiterin und jeder Mitarbeiter kann sich über das URZ kostenfrei einen Lizenzschlüssel bestellen.
Jeder Studierende und Promovierende kann sich beim deutschen Vertriebshändler kostenfrei einen Lizenzschlüssel bestellen (Immatrikulationsnachweis erforderlich).
Citavi - Campuslizenz verlängert
Die Research Academy beteiligt sich gemeinsam mit der Universitätsbibliothek und dem Universitätsrechenzentrum an einer Campuslizenz der Softwareanwendung Citavi Literaturverwaltung und Wissensorganisation.
Studierende und Mitarbeiter der Universität Leipzig können ab sofort mit einer Emailadresse der Universität Leipzig (*@*.uni-leipzig.de) unter folgender URL persönliche Lizenzschlüssel anfordern: http://www.citavi.com/uni-leipzig
Die zuvor installierte freie Version des Programms wird durch Eingabe des Lizenzschlüssels für 1 Jahr freigeschaltet. Damit können eigene Literaturdatenbanken mit mehr als 100 Einträgen verwaltet werden. Nach Ablauf eines Jahres muss erneut ein Lizenzschlüssel angefordert und eingegeben werden. Andernfalls können eigene Literaturdatenbanken mit mehr als 100 Einträgen nicht mehr erweitert werden.
Mit der persönlichen Lizenz können Sie die Vollversion von Citavi mit zwei Installationen (z.B. Arbeitsplatz und Laptop oder per USB-Stick) nutzen.
Alle Funktionen im Überblick finden Sie auf dem Datenblatt.