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Here you can find information about the topic of the development of young scholars, science policy statements and recommendations for PhDs and the postdoc phase, guidelines for safeguarding good scientific practice and video documentation of events organized by the PhD/Postdoc Career Center.

Promotion of young scholars at the University of Osnabrück

Orientierungsrahmen zur Förderung des promovierten wissenschaftlichen Nachwuchses an der Universität Osnabrück
(Orientation framework for the promotion of young scientists with a doctorate at the University of Osnabrück)
On the basis of the higher education-specific orientation framework, the employment conditions for junior researchers are to be further developed in the sense of greater reliability and career paths made more transparent. The Senate of the University of Osnabrück approved the orientation framework in its 157th session on 18 March 2015.

 

 

Report on the situation of young scholars

Bundesbericht Wissenschaftlicher Nachwuchs 2017
(2017 National Report on Junior Scholars)
Statistical Data and Research Findings on Doctoral Students and Doctorate Holders in Germany, National Report on Junior Scholars Consortium, 2017

Bundesbericht Wissenschaftlicher Nachwuchs 2013
(2013 National Report of Junior Scholars)
Statistical Data and Research Findings on Doctoral Students and Doctorate Holders in Germany, National Report on Junior Scholars Consortium, 2013

Bundesbericht zur Förderung des Wissenschaftlichen Nachwuchses (BuWiN) 
(Federal Government Report on the Promotion of Young Researchers)
Advancing the development of young researchers in Germany, Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), 2008

 

 

Science policy statements and recommendations

2018

Promotionen in Kooperation zwischen promotionsberechtigten Hochschulen und Unternehmen (Promotion mit externem Arbeitsvertrag)
(Doctorates in cooperation between universities and companies with doctoral eligibility (doctorates with external employment contracts))
Joint position of BDA, BDI, HRK and Stifterverband für die Deutsche Wissenschaft, 2018

2017

Eckpunkte zur Qualitätssicherung der Promotion mit externem Arbeitsvertrag
(Key points for quality assurance of the doctorate with external employment contract)
23th General Meeting of the HRK on November 14, 2017 in Potsdam

Begutachtungen im Wissenschaftssystem
(Reviews in the scientific system)
Position paper by the German Council of Science and Humanities (Wissenschaftsrat), 2017

Promotion im Umbruch
(Promotion in upheaval)
Statement of the National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina, the acatech - German Academy of Engineering Sciences and the Union of German Academies of Sciences, 2017

2015

Kernthesen zum „Orientierungsrahmen zur Förderung des wissenschaftlichen Nachwuchses und akademischer Karrierewege neben der Professur“
(Core theses on the "Orientation framework for the promotion of young scientists and academic career paths alongside professorships")
Recommendations of the 18th General Meeting of the HRK on May 12, 2015 in Kaiserslautern

Handhabung der Kooperativen Promotion
(Handling Cooperative Promotion)
Recommendations of the 18th General Meeting of the HRK on May 12, 2015 in Kaiserslautern

Empfehlungen zu wissenschaftlicher Integrität
(Recommendations on scientific integrity)
Position paper by the German Council of Science and Humanities (Wissenschaftsrat), 2015

2014

Wissenschaftlicher Nachwuchs in Niedersachsen
(Young scholars in Lower Saxony)
Results and Recommendations of the Scientific Commission Lower Saxony, 2014 

Leitlinien zur Qualitätssicherung in Promotionsverfahren
(Guidelines for quality assurance in doctoral examination procedures)
Joint positions of the Lower Saxony Higher Education Conference (Landeshochschulkonferenz Niedersachsen) and the Lower Saxony Ministry of Science and Culture, adopted by the LHK in its plenary session on 23.09.2014

Empfehlungen zu Karrierezielen und -wegen an Universitäten 
(Recommendations on career goals and paths at universities)
Recommendation by the German Council of Science and Humanities (Wissenschaftsrat) to carreer objectives

Orientierungsrahmen zur Förderung des wissenschaftlichen Nachwuchses nach der Promotion und akademischer Karrierewege neben der Professur
(Guidelines for the advancement of early career researchers in the post-doctoral phase and for the development of academic career paths in addition to that of a professorship)
Recommendations of the 16th General Meeting of the HRK on May 13, 2014 in Frankfurt am Main

2012

Zur Qualitätssicherung in Promotionsverfahren
(Quality Assurance in Doctoral Examination Procedures)
Recommendation by the HRK Executive Board to higher education institutions entitled to confer doctoral degrees, April 23, 2012

Qualitätsstandards für Promotionen an der Universität Osnabrück
(Quality Standards for Doctorates at Osnabrück University)
Resolution by the Senate of November 30, 2011 and of Osnabrück University’s President’s Cabinet of January 19, 2012

2011

Anforderungen an die Qualitätssicherung der Promotion
(Quality assurance requirements for PhDs)
Position paper by the German Council of Science and Humanities (Wissenschaftsrat), 2011

Junge Forscherinnen und Forscher: Empfehlungen zur Promotion an deutschen Universitäten
(Young researchers: recommendations for doing a PhD at German universities)
Recommendations by the University Association for Qualifying Young Scholars in Germany (UniWiND), March 2011

2010

Salzburg II - Recommendations: European Universities Achievements since 2005 in Implementing the Salzburg Principles
European University Association (EUA), 2010

2005

Bologna Seminar on "Doctoral Programmes for the European Knowledge Society" (Salzburg, 3-5 February 2005) -Conclusions and Recommendations 
European University Association (EUA), 2005

 

 

Guidelines for safeguarding good scientific practice

Zur Qualitätssicherung von wissenschaftlichen Veröffentlichungen
(Quality assurance of scientific publications)
Statement by nine partners of the Alliance of Science Organisations, 25.07.2018

Gute wissenschaftliche Praxis an deutschen Hochschulen
(Good scientific practice at german universities)
Recommendations of the 14th General Meeting of the HRK on May 14, 2013 in Nürnberg

Empfehlungen zur Sicherung guter wissenschaftlicher Praxis
(Recommendations for safeguarding good scientific practice)
German Research Foundation (DFG): Safeguarding good scientific practice: recommendations by the DFG’s General Assembly “Self-regulation in science”; memorandum. Amended version, Weinheim 2013

Gute wissenschaftliche Praxis für das Verfassen wissenschaftlicher Qualifikationsarbeiten
(Good scientific practice for writing academic theses)
Joint position paper by the Allgemeiner Fakultätentag (AFT), the Fakultätentage and the German Association of University Professors and Lecturers (Deutscher Hochschulverband, DHV) of July 9, 2012

Richtlinien zur Sicherung guter wissenschaftlicher Praxis und zum Umgang mit wissenschaftlichem Fehlverhalten an der Universität Osnabrück    
(Guidelines to ensure good scientific practice and the handling of misconduct in the scientific context at Osnabrück University)
Resolution by the 36th Meeting of the Senate of Osnabrück University of February 10, 1999

Zum Umgang mit wissenschaftlichem Fehlverhalten in den Hochschulen
(Dealing with misconduct at higher education institutions)
Recommendation by the 185th Plenary Assembly of the HRK of July 6, 1998

 

 

Video documentation

Die Regeln guter wissenschaftlicher Praxis im Forschungsalltag: Konfliktfelder und Fallstricke (15.11.2013)
(The rules of good scientific practice in day-to-day research work: areas of conflict and pitfalls) (November 15, 2013)
Helga Nolte, CoachInScience Hamburg/University of Hamburg

Das Wissenschaftszeitvertragsgesetz und die Arbeitsbedingungen im wissenschaftlichen Mittelbau (12.03.2015)
Öffentlicher Vortrag
Dr. Georg Jongmanns, HIS Institut für Hochschulentwicklung e.V., Hannover

Situation und Karrierewege des Wissenschaftlichen Nachwuchses in Deutschland (11.03.2015)
Öffentlicher Vortrag
Marc Kaulisch, Leipzig

Die Regeln guter wissenschaftlicher Praxis im Forschungsalltag: Konfliktfelder und Fallstricke (15.11.2013)
Helga Nolte, CoachInScience Hamburg/Universität Hamburg

Eckpunkte guter wissenschaftlicher Praxis in Deutschland (14.11.2013)
Professor Dr. Wolfgang Löwer, Institute of Public Law, Department of Science Law, of the University of Bonn, Speaker of the “Research Ombudsman” committee set up by the DFG

Schluss mit dem ewigen Aufschieben! (29.06.2011)
(Stop putting it off) (June 29, 2011)
Hans-Werner Rückert, Freie Universität Berlin

Naturverständnis und Menschenbild (02.02.2011)
(Understanding of nature and the idea of man) (February 2, 2011)
Professor Dr. Brigitte Falkenburg, TU Dortmund
Professor Dr. Gerhard Roth, University of Bremen
Professor Dr.Achim Stephan, Osnabrück University

Der wissenschafts-theoretische Strukturalismus (31.01.2011)
(Scientific/theoretical structuralism) (January 31, 2011)
Professor Dr. C. Ulises Moulines , LMU Munich

Was ist Wissenschaft? (24.01.2011)
(What is science?) (January 24, 2011)
Professor Dr. Paul Hoyningen-Huene, Leibniz Universität Hannover

Wir irren uns empor - zur erfahrungswissenschaftlichen Methode (14.12.2010)
(Muddling our way upwards - the experiential method) (December 14, 2010)
Professor Dr. Dr. Gerhard Vollmer, Technische Universität Braunschweig

Verändert der Verwertungsdruck den wissenschaftlichen Erkenntnisprozess? Wissenschaft im Anwendungskontext (10.11.2010)
(Does the pressure of exploitation change the scientific process of gaining knowledge? Science in the context of application) (November 10, 2010)
PD Dr. Torsten Wilholt, Bielefeld University

Bauchentscheidungen? Die Intelligenz einfacher Entscheidung (01.12.2009)
(Gut decisions. The intelligence of simple decision), (December 1, 2009)
Dr. Wolfgang Gaissmaier, Harding Center for Risk Literacy of the Max Planck Institute for Human Development, Berlin