Representation of doctoral researchers

The interests of the doctoral researchers are represented by their representatives. They are elected for a one-year term.


The representatives in the current term (July 2019 - June 2020) are:

Mailing list of doctoral researchers

News and current events can be announced via the mailing list of doctoral students* ( To be included in the list, please send an e-mail to: and in the content of the mail (not in the subject): subscribe hzb-doclist .

Annual retreat for doctoral researchers

The 3-day retreat for doctoral researchers takes place once a year. The retreat offers the opportunity to take part in the courses offered by external trainers. In addition, the meeting offers the opportunity to discuss relevant topics and to network.

Annual one day meeting of doctoral researchers

The one-day meeting of the doctoral researchers usually takes place at the end of the year. On the one hand this is the opportunity for a review of the year and on the other hand current issues can be discussed.

Helmholtz Juniors

Helmholtz Juniors (HeJu) represents the views of some 8,000 (2017) doctoral researchers from the Helmholtz Association's 19 research centres across Germany.

HeJu fosters exchange and networking among peers and provides valuable feedback to managers of the Helmholtz Graduate Schools and Helmholtz Research Schools. 

Further information can be found on the homepage of HeJu