The Graduate Academy has ombudsman who mediate when there are severe conflicts between doctoral candidates and their supervisors.
The ombudsman are six experienced academics who act confidentially, independently and impartially. They have their background in different disciplines:
- Prof. Dr. Holger Gies (Physical Faculty)
Deputy: Prof. Dr. Nicole van Dam (Biological Sciences)
- Prof. Dr. Claudia Hammerschmidt (Arts)
Deputy: Prof. Dr. Tobias Rothmund (Social and Behavioural Sciences)
- Prof. Dr. Jutta Hübner (Medicine)
Deputy: Prof. Dr. Walter Bayer (Law)
In cases of conflict, please contact Dr. Gunda Huskobla. She supports the activities of the ombudsman in the office of the Graduate Academy and will pass on your request upon preliminary consultation.