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Call for candidates: Election of the doctoral student council (Promovierendenvertretung (PromV))

Elections for the doctoral student council (Promovierendenvertretung (PromV)) for the next one-year term of office (starting 01.04.2022) will take place soon.Uni Goettingen - Logo 4c CMYK - 600dpi

The doctoral student council consists of 13 members, with one member to be elected per faculty. The doctoral representatives are the representatives of the faculties that advise on questions concerning doctoral students and make recommendations to the university’s governing bodies. The doctoral representatives are therefore not to be equated with the doctoral student representatives of the individual doctoral programmes in GAUSS (but can be the same person indeed).


Proposals for candidates are required for the election.

Candidates should be able to speak fluently german, as all conversation in university bodies is german. Your nomination can only be submitted digitally to the Election Office from 25.10. bis 24.11.2021, 03:00 pm (Ausschlussfrist) (area 81, room 2.123, in the Von-Siebold-Straße 2, 37075 Göttingen;

Everything like the election announcement (Invitation for the elections to the PhD representation 2022), can be found here [in German only], including the necessary election proposal form and the declaration of consent.


The election

The election for the doctoral students’ representation in the winter semester 2021/2022 will be conducted as an internet-based online election (digital election) with the option of postal voting and will take place from 17.01.2022, 10:00 am, until 24.01.2022, 10:00 am.

All eligible voters will receive a separate information e-mail to their students e-mail address.


Information on the doctoral student council (PromV):

It advises on questions concerning doctoral students and makes recommendations to the university bodies. Previous doctoral student representatives of the respective faculties can be viewed under this link.  The doctoral representatives or the Spokesperson of the PromV and his or her representatives are available to answer questions about the rights and duties of the council.

Having a permanent contact person in the PromV is very important for every faculty in order to be able to incorporate your opinion as a doctoral student into decision-making processes and planning. Therefore, please consider whether you would like to introduce yourself to the office and be nominated as a candidate.