Research Academy Leipzig  

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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.


Workshop Reference management with "Citavi" 18.+19.9.

Course description:

This workshop offers an introduction into scientific databases and to the reference management software Citavi.

Besides an introduction to general search techniques in databases you will learn to optimize your search (general search, cited reference search, refine and filter results, save results) and finally export your results into Citavi.

Citavi helps you to manage the gathered references and assists you in document management, evaluation of the literature, organization of knowledge, task scheduling and the production of texts with your quotations and references in any citation style required.

An excursus about frequently faced problems in working with the text manager MS Word is included in the workshop.

The University of Leipzig offers a campus license for all students and employees for Citavi

This course is intended for PhD students from abroad.

Course duration:
The course is held over 2 days each from 08:30 am to 4:30 pm.

Course schedule:
Further information on the course schedule >>>here.

Contact / lecturers:

E-Assessment-Center, Main Library: Bibliotheca Albertina, Beethovenstraße 6


Course Registration

Places available for Child Daycare

At the Research Academy Leipzig there are free places available for child daycare of doctoral researchers' children aged 1 to 3. For more information, please contact Dr. Martina Keilbach (keilbach[at] and use the application form. More information about child daycare facilities of the Research Academy Leipzig can be found here.

18th Leipzig PhD lecture series

As Leipzig University is planning to shut down whole departments such as Theater Studies, Archaeology and Physical Chemistry and to minimize other institutes like Romance Studies, it is time to react to the scenarios of academic doom and gloom and to show what Leipzig’s research landscape has to offer. Despite the nearing dissolution of these departments the „Council for Doctoral Candidates“ at Leipzig University” (ProRat) invite especially graduate students of the departments that are affected by the decision to be closed to fill this academic “tragedy” with life by telling us your dissertational stories. The first event in this series will take place on 23 May 2014 at Westflügel Leipzig, Hähnelstr. 27. More information can be found here (in German).

Programme of the 18th Leipzig PhD Lecture Series (in German)

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.

Further information on the program and on the call for applications

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).

Software-Download und Anleitung zum Bestellen des Lizenzschlüssels

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 (*@* unter folgender URL persönliche Lizenzschlüssel anfordern:

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.

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