Next Generation of Teacher Education (Zukunftsstrategie Lehrer*innenbildung)
The Graduate School and Next Generation of Teacher Education cooperate in promoting young researchers.
According to prior agreement, members of the graduate school who are in an initial stage of their PhD studies are admitted to the annual retreat of the so-called Master-Classes (M.Ed.-Forschungsklassen), provided by Next Generation of Teacher Education to promote young researchers.
Members of the Master-Classes in return are invited to the interdisciplinary research colloquia “Sozialer Wandel, Interkulturalität und Inklusion in Schule und Gesellschaft” as well as to particular workshops, classes, and courses designed by the graduate school to obtain academic or interdisciplinary skills.
Information (in German) on promotiong young researchers within Next Generation of Teacher Education can be found here.
Inter-Disciplinary Centre for Empirical Teaching Research (IZeF)
(Young) researchers who are interested in basic statistical principles or the acquisition of more advanced skills have the chance to discuss these at the Statistics-Get-Together: Friends of Statistics hosted by the Interdisziplinäres Zentrum für empirische Lehrer*innen- und Unterrichtsforschung (Inter-Disciplinary Centre for Empirical Teaching Research).
You can find more information about the Friends of Statistics here (in German).
Information about the Inter-Disciplinary Centre for Empirical Teaching Research can be found here (in German).
Corneila Harte Mentoring programme
The Cornelia Harte Mentoring programme is designed to support early-stage researchers hoping to transition into jobs in the scientific community or outside of academia. The CHM programme comprises three branches with differing target groups and a different thematic focus:
CHM 2001: for advanced students without the intention to gain a PhD or PhD students from all faculties (except from the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences) who are primarily aiming for non-academic careers.
CHM MINT: for advanced students without the intention to gain a PhD or PhD students from the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences as well as other “MINT” sciences (e.g. Computer Sciences or Engineering) who are primarily aiming for non-academic careers.
CHM PRO: for advanced students without the intention to gain a PhD or PhD students whose aim is to stay in academia or research.
For participants of the CHM programme who are also members of the Graduate School up to two seminars/workshops can “count towards” the CHM if they focus on transferable skills and last at least half a day (4 hrs).
You can find more information about the Cornelia Harte Mentoring programme on the following website (in German): www.chm.uni-koeln.de.
Doktorand*innen-Netzwerk gender und queer (Doctoral network gender and queer)
The university-wide doctoral network gender and queer was founded to prevent the isolation of individual research projects in the genuinely inter-disciplinary field of Gender and Queer Studies. The network is organised by PhD students and shaped by its participants. At regular meetings, PhD projects as well as standard texts and basic concepts are discussed. In addition, the network organises thematic workshops with external speakers. The network’s common efforts are presented at an annual conference for up-and-coming academics which also allows those young academics to link up with gender and queer research(ers) from the wider region.
The network is supported through financial funds from the University of Cologne’s programme for the implementation of equal opportunities policies.
You can find more information about the network on the following website (in German): http://gestik.uni-koeln.de/18630.html.
Erste Generation Promotion (First Generation Doctorate)
The society “Erste Generation Promotion e. V.“ (First Generation Doctorate) is an initiative by PhD students and Postdocs who are first-generation students. The society enables Master’s and PhD students from non-academic families to come together and talk about their experiences in trying to obtain a doctorate. Regular meetings allow for the informal exchange of ideas and knowledge between Postdocs, PhD students or those interested in becoming one. Members of “Erste Generation Promotion e. V.” offer one-on-one meetings, with topics ranging from the decision to embark on a PhD project to the planning process or how to finance the degree.
Contact information for "Erste Generation Promotion": egp-kontaktuni-koeln.de
Information about the society can be found here (in German)