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Contacts at the faculties

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Are you looking for the right contact person for a particular topic at a faculty or school? You can find the information you need on this page. You can contact the following people:

  • Mediators and the conflict management team at FAU can help you in conflict situations if you do not think the Graduate Centre team or the chairs of the bodies responsible for doctoral degrees are suitable for helping you with a particular difficulty you are experiencing while working on your doctoral degree.
  • The Doctoral Candidates’ Representatives Governing Body promotes the interests of doctoral candidates in all areas of the University. The latest information can be found here: doctoral candidates’ representatives’ blog.
  • The professors responsible for doctoral degrees play an important role throughout the process of working on your doctoral degree and the examination at the end. They make decisions on admitting candidates to the doctorate procedure together with the bodies responsible. The bodies responsible ensure that the doctorate procedure is conducted in an appropriate manner and not subject to delays. The chairs of the bodies responsible are entitled to take decisions that cannot be delayed on behalf of the bodies responsible.
  • Research representatives can provide advice on funding and applications.
  • Internationalisation representatives can provide assistance if you want to organise a research stay abroad or if you are from another country.

Contacts at the faculties

Working on your doctoral degree is a demanding task and involves collaborating closely with your supervisor. In rare cases, this relationship can become strained, particularly if some things do not go according to plan. Such issues are usually only temporary and can be solved by talking to your supervisor. However, if problems persist and a short discussion does not resolve the issues, conflict can occur which may damage motivation and affect work on the doctoral degree. If you experience such a situation you can contact the head of the Graduate Centre, Dr. Stefanie Herberger, at any time. You can also seek advice from the chairs of the bodies responsible for doctoral degrees at the faculties. If for any reason you do not wish to contact the chairs of the bodies responsible, the following mediators are available to support you:

Regardless of your subject you can also contact Dr. Carmen Pospisil who represents research staff in the Graduate Centre’s Steering Committee and is also a member of the Council for Academic Staff.

In addition to the mediators, you can also approach the Conflict Management Team at FAU with your issue.

The Doctoral Candidates’ Representatives Governing Body represents the interests of all doctoral candidates at FAU. It consists of two representatives from each faculty who are elected for a term of one year. All doctoral candidates who are registered in the Graduate Centre’s database of doctoral candidates, docDaten, are eligible to vote for their representatives. The Governing Body represents doctoral candidates’ interests in a formal capacity within the University.
Members of the Governing Body are also part of the following committees:

  • representative in the Senate
  • two representatives in the Graduate Centre’s Steering Committee
  • advisory member in the Commission for Research and Young Researchers
  • advisory member in the Commission for Equal Opportunities
  • advisory member in the Library Commission

Elections are held once a year by postal vote. Further information is available on the Elections Office page.

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Faculty of Humanities, Social Sciences, and Theology (excluding School of Theology) (Dr. phil.)

Prof. Dr. Thomas Demmelhuber

  • Working group: Lehrstuhl für Politik und Gesellschaft des Nahen Ostens
  • Phone number: +49 9131 85-22315
  • Email: thomas.demmelhuber@fau.de

Details of the members of the bodies responsible are available on the page commissions at the Faculty of Humanities, Social Sciences, and Theology.

School of Theology (Dr. theol.)

Prof. Dr. Anselm Schubert

  • Working group: Chair of Historical Theology (New Church History) (Prof. Dr. Schubert)
  • Phone number: +49 9131 85-22211
  • Email: anselm.schubert@fau.de

Details of the members of the bodies responsible are available on the page commissions at the Faculty of Humanities, Social Sciences, and Theology.

School of Law (Dr. jur.)

Prof. Dr. Heinrich de Wall

  • Working group: Chair of Ecclesiastical Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law (Prof. Dr. de Wall)
  • Phone number: +49 9131 85-22242
  • Email: heinrich.de.wall@fau.de

Detailed information on doctoral degrees at the School of Law is available on the School Administration’s page.

School of Business and Economics (Dr. rer. pol.)

Prof. Dr. Markus Beckmann

  • Job title: Forschungsdekan des Fachbereichs Wirtschaftswissenschaften
  • Working group: Chair of Corporate Sustainability Management (Prof. Beckmann)
  • Phone number: +49 911 5302-651
  • Email: markus.beckmann@fau.de

Detailed information on doctoral degrees at the School of Business and Economics is available on the page for Doctoral degrees at the School.

Faculty of Medicine (Dr. med., Dr. med. dent.)

Prof. Dr. med. Karl-Heinz Leven

  • Job title: Direktor des Instituts für Geschichte und Ethik der Medizin
  • Working group: Chair of the History of Medicine (Prof. Dr. Leven)
  • Phone number: +49 9131 85-22094
  • Email: karl-heinz.leven@fau.de

Faculty of Medicine (Dr. rer. biol. hum.)

Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Olaf Gefeller

Detailed information on doctoral degrees at the Faculty of Medicine is available on the page for Doctoral degrees at the Faculty of Medicine.

Faculty of Sciences (Dr. rer. nat.)

Prof. Dr. Georg Kreimer

  • Working group: Professur für Zellbiologie (Prof. Dr. Kreimer)
  • Phone number: +49 9131 85-28680
  • Email: georg.kreimer@fau.de

Faculty of Engineering (Dr.-Ing.)

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Ingo Hahn

  • Working group: Professur für Elektrische Antriebe und Maschinen (Prof. Dr. Hahn)
  • Phone number: +49 9131 85-27615
  • Email: ingo.hahn@fau.de