“It is two things to have received understanding and to have learned to apply the understanding that one has received.” (Dorothea Christina Erxleben-Leporin, 1715-1762, first female german doctorate and licenced doctor)
Hochschule Bonn-Rhein-Sieg

Membership in the Graduate Institute for Doctoral Students and Supervisors

1) Advantages of a membership in the GI for doctoral students:

  • Members are regularly informed about activities for and by doctoral candidates.
  • Members are part of the "doctoral community" and the network of young researchers beyond their own faculty.
  • Members exercise their right to represent their interests, e.g. within the framework of the General Assembly of Doctoral Students.
  • Membership is free of charge.

2) Advantages of GI membership for supervising professors

  • A prerequisite for membership in the GI is that you are supervising a doctoral student at the university or have supervised one in the recent past.
  • At the Graduate Institute, supervisors are given the opportunity to acquire additional, interdisciplinary skills in order to optimally supervise doctoral candidates. In particular, the Graduate Institute focuses on offers to strengthen so-called soft skills.
  • Members can also network with each other and make new professional contacts via the GI NRW.

Where can one register? Please direct inquiries directly to the office: