Equal opportunities

Equal opportunities

PIER Helmholtz Graduate School

A Graduate Education Program of Universität Hamburg in Cooperation with DESY

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Equal opportunities

DynaMENT Mentoring Programme for Female Researchers

The PIER Helmholtz Graduate School is part of the dynaMENT network on the science campus Bahrenfeld. DynaMENT is a mentoring programme for women in natural sciences.The programme comprises the following aspects:

- Highly confidential one-to-one sessions with experienced female mentors from various scientific fields
- Networking events
- Workshops

Female doctoral and postdoctoral researchers from CUI, DESY, Max Planck Institute for the Structure and Dynamics of Matter, MIN Faculty Universität Hamburg, PIER Helmholtz Graduate School, SFB 676 and SFB 925 are encouraged to apply. For more information see here.

Since 2015, mentoring is offered for female PhD students.  For each mentee the counseling period is limited to 12 months. Fifteen women participated in the first programme run, including three PHGS PhD students. The next call for applications is open until 15 March 2018.

Participants in one of our leadership skills courses. Photograph: Marta Mayer/DESY

Women's Career Days

Another tool to promote women in science is the special career and research training programme for female PhD students.

The Women's Career Day series is aligned to the special needs of women in science and in the planning of a career outside of science.

Since 2014, each year a number of workshops, keynote talks and networking events are being offered.

The workshops are open to up to 15 women and deal with topics such as Women and Leadership, Vocal Power and Physical Presence, Career Orientation for Women in Academia, Professional Communication in Crisis or Conflict Situations, Career Planning for female PhD Students and Job Application Training, Self-Marketing in Academia.

Other regular equal opportunities events on Bahrenfeld campus:

Scientific Career and Parenthood
Once a year, on the invitation of CUI, interesting speakers discuss on the podium and with the audience important issues of the compatibility of family and career paths.

Families & Careers in Physics
Regular lectures (offered by SFB 676) by invited experts on topics like best practice examples in science and industry, career strategies, supporting measures, career management etc.

Women in Science Networking lunch
Ladies' lunch and panel discussion on topics like "Making It But (Sometimes) Faking It? - The Impostor Syndrome in Scientific Careers" with approx. 50 participants, among them many PHGS female PhD students.


Equal opportunity unit at DESY
Equal opportunity unit at Universität Hamburg
Equal opportunity Data Bank UHH (only in German)
Equal opportunity at PIER Helmholtz Graduate School

Giovanni Rabuffo
Giovanni Rabuffo
Theoretical Physics
Phillip Witthöft
Phillip Witthöft
Markus Ebert
Markus Ebert
Particle and Astroparticle Physics
Nele Müller
Nele Müller
Photon Science
Event Calendar
09 Jul. 2018 to 21 Jul. 2018
Chaired by: Jean Orloff
Speaker: ABADA, Asmaa (DESY and U. hamburg), AGEEVA, Iuliia (DESY and Humboldt University)
15 Jul. 2018 to 20 Jul. 2018
Location: Foyer etc. (Grand Elysée Hotel Hamburg)
20 Jul. 2018 08:00
Chaired by: Nikola Stojanovic
Speaker: DEINERT, Jan (HZDR), Dr. DUESTERER, Stefan (DESY)
Location: Bldg. 1b, seminar room 4a
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