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Graduate Centre


Call for Papers

12th Interdisciplinary Lower Saxony Doctoral Candidates' Day of Gender Studies

On 10 November 2022, the 12th Interdisciplinary Lower Saxony Doctoral Candidates' Day of Gender Studies will take place at the University of Vechta. 

The aim of the Doctoral Canidates' Day is to present and network the research of young academics in Gender Studies throughout Lower Saxony. The lectures will be commented on by academics who are relevant to the subject.

Lectures and poster presentations are planned. Doctoral candidates who are doing their doctorate in the field of Gender Studies/Gender Studies at universities and research institutions in Lower Saxony are invited to apply. Participation is open to doctoral students and students of all disciplines. The submitted contributions should focus on a gender-theoretical issue. In addition, Master's students can present their theses in a scientific poster.

Deadline for applications for lectures and poster presentations: 8 June 2022.

You would like to apply? Please read the information on this flyer carefully. If you have any questions that are not answered below, please contact
to Konstanze Hanitzsch, LAGEN coordinator, at .


Annual Report of the Graduate Centre

Monthly Newsletter from the Department for Research Development & Knowledge Transfer

In this newsletter you will be informed about possible funding opportunities, prizes, scholarships and events. These newsletters are in German. If you have any questions concerning the newsletter, please conctact the Department

Work of the Graduate Centre in times of the coronavirus pandemic

Together for the region and beyond: The University of Vechta takes responsibility and does its part to contain the corona virus. In order to be able to comply with hygiene rules and minimum distances, we work in adaptation to the infection process both in the home office and in presence on campus.

Currently, the Graduate Centre does not offer personal advice. You can reach us preferably via email or phone. We will take care of your concern as soon as possible and offer you telephone or online advice appointments. Our mailbox on campus is emptied once a week.

Thank you for your understanding!

Decisions with regard to the coronavirus pandemic

Compensatory support for qualification phases

The University Executive Board has adopted a decision on compensatory support for qualification phases of junior researchers due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

People who, between 1 March 2020 and 31 March 2021,

  • are employed at the University of Vechta with the purpose of academic qualification (posts for supporting junior researchers (FwN post))
  • or are receiving or have received a scholarship from the Committee for Research and Support for Junior Researchers (KFN completion scholarship),

can apply for an extension of their employment or scholarship of up to 6 months.

Before applying, the applicant should consult with the supervisor of the qualification process. This form is to be used for application.

Disputations via web conference

The University Executive Board decided on 12 May 2020 that, in exceptional circumstances and where participants are particularly affected, disputations may also be held as a web conference. The relevant faculties are responsible for the organization.

Further Documents

Most of these documents are currently only available in German. Please write us an email if you have any questions.