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Science: Pro and Contra

Podium discussion about career prospects for doctoral and postdoctoral candidates on January 22, 2018

Freiburg, Jan 09, 2018

Science: Pro and Contra

Photo: Peter Mesenholl

A science career is for many young researchers the absolute dream: Your individual scientific interests are at the center of a well-paying professional position, your contribution to societal, cultural and economic progress, the exchange with like-minded folks from around the world, teaching and researching, talks and publications all promise prestige and yes, perhaps even fame. But is that really true? Aren’t there also risks and burdens associated with deciding to enter academia? How can you balance children and family commitments with your job? The podium discussion “Science: Pro and Contra – Career prospects for doctoral and postdoctoral candidates? Progress reports. Assessments. Recommendations” will be dedicated to addressing the opportunities and risks related to academic careers.

  • What: Podium discussion in the series “On Research, Teaching and Career Paths – Future Prospects at the University of Freiburg” with Prof. Dr. Jule Specht, Institute of Psychology at the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin and spokesperson for the Young Academy, Dr. Sabine Behrenbeck, Department head for higher Education in the Wissenschaftsrat (scientific council), Dr. Andreas Keller, deputy representative and head of the organizational area for higher education and research for the union for education and science and Dr. Jennifer Eßer, deputy group leader “Vascular Remodelling“ at the University Heart Center – Bad Krozingen and member of – Junior Scientists and Academics Network Freiburg

  • When: January 22, 2018, 7pm

  • Where:
    Haus „Zur Lieben Hand“ 
    Large lecture hall
    Löwenstraße 16
    79098 Freiburg

  • The event is open to the general public.

  • Host: Rectorate

  • Contact information: Dr. Susanne Elpers, + 49 (0) 761/203-96847

  • No registration is required.

  • The event will be held in German.

  • The event is free of admission.

  • Further information about the event series