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Welcome to the web site of the Fachschaft Doktorat. We are the representation of interests of doctoral candidates at the Vienna University of Technology. We act in self-governing bodies at the university. We support and advise you in your matters of studies and research. Aside from this we offer workshops and a social programme. We are very pleased about your feedback and suggestions—especially from people who go the whole hog and want to reinforce our team or introduce their issues and positions in one of our jour fixe meetings.

The next office hour is on Tuesday, 2 August 2016 17:30 in the office of the Fachschaft Doktorat (Getreidemarkt 9).
The next Jour Fixe is on Tuesday, 2 August 2016 18:00 in the office of the Fachschaft Doktorat (Getreidemarkt 9).

For general information on doing a PhD at TU Wien start with Studies (and its subpoints) and after that, of course, the FAQ.

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It's Stammtisch time again

2016-07-01

To connect doctoral candidates from different research areas and faculties, Fachschaft Doktorat offers a socalled “Stammtisch”. A Stammtisch is a meeting in a restaurant or pub, where we get together and talk about issues related to doctoral studies. Our upcoming FSDR Stammtisch will take place at the Wieden Bräu (www.wieden-braeu.at). If the weather is nice, we are going to be in the outdoor area. The most important topic we are going to discuss is the change of the regulations regarding the choice of the PhD thesis assessors which has been made recently. Further we are going to connect the Stammtisch with our opening hours. If you have questions regarding the doctoral study at TU Wien, please join us in Wieden Bräu.

When: Tuesday, 5 July 2016 at 6 p.m.
Where: Wieden Bräu (www.wieden-braeu.at)

See you there!

Change of the regulations regarding the choice of the PhD thesis assessors

2016-06-29

The Senate (the main legislative body of the TU Wien) enacted new rules for the assessment of doctoral theses on Monday 27 June 2016. For the doctoral candidates the most important change is from § 23 (7) (see [1]) to §23 (6) (see [2]) of the Provisions of the Chapter Study Law of the TU Wien Statute [3]. Summarised the change says that every thesis officially handed in at the dean's office later than this Friday, July 1, will have to be assessed by at least *two* professors (assessors) other than your supervisor. Under the old rules [1], there was no such restriction (except for the Faculty of Informatics): while your thesis was also assessed by two professors, typically one was your supervisor and other one was an external professor.

Since no official transition period between old and new rule exists, we realize that this may wreak havoc on your submission plans and may prolong your PhD if you are already close to finishing. For this reason, the deans of studies have said they will be considerate towards problems arising due to this change and are prepared to find individual solutions within the next few months. If you are affected by the new rule, we recommend to submit your thesis officially in the dean's office this week (because then the assessors will be issued according to the current regulation and not the new one) or to contact the responsible dean of study (Studiendekan) or the vice rector for academic affairs (Kurt Matyas) and to agree on terms differing from the new rule (if not already present for your faculty).

If you have any questions, contact us at fsdr@fsdr.at.

 

[1] The completed doctoral thesis shall be submitted for assessment to the body responsible for study matters. The body responsible for study matters shall submit the doctoral thesis to at least two persons according to para. 4 and 5 above. These persons shall assess the doctoral thesis by issuing an expert opinion and awarding a grade within no more than four months. If possible, at least one of these persons should be from Technische Universität Wien and at least one of these persons should be from another faculty or university or an external research institution. For interdisciplinary doctoral theses, the assessors should represent all involved disciplines.

[2] (no official translation)
The completed doctoral thesis shall be submitted for assessment to the body responsible for study matters. The body responsible for study matters shall submit the doctoral thesis to at least two persons, other than the supervisor, according to para. 4 and 5 above. These persons shall assess the doctoral thesis by issuing an expert opinion and awarding a grade within no more than four months. If possible, at least one of these persons should be from Technische Universität Wien and at least one of these persons should be from another faculty or university or an external research institution. For interdisciplinary doctoral theses, the assessors should represent all involved disciplines.

[3]
English: http://www.tuwien.ac.at/fileadmin/t/ukanzlei/t-ukanzlei-english/Study_Law.pdf
German: http://www.tuwien.ac.at/fileadmin/t/ukanzlei/Satzungsteil_Studienrechtliche_Bestimmungen_neu.pdf

Labour law for students

2016-06-09

On June 20, there will be a introductory talk about labour laws, targeted at students, and organised by the TU Wien Students' Union (HTU).  The speakers are Christina Höferl, a trade unionist with the GPA-djp, and Sandra Stern, expert on undocumented workers.

Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/973140789471506/

WINA+ Summer School 2016

2016-05-11

TU Wiens HR development unit is organizing a Summer School as part of their WINA+ programme taking place at seminar room Kuppel (main building, 4. floor) from 4. to 8. Juli 2016 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. Since it is held in German, we will just leave the invitation text untranslated:

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WINA+ Summer School 2016

Die Personalentwicklung und betriebliche Gesundheitsförderung bietet im Rahmen des Förderprogramms für Doktorandinnen und Doktoranden, WINA+, eine Summer School an. Dabei dürfen heuer bis zu vier Plätze an Doktorandinnen und Doktoranden vergeben werden, die nicht am Förderprogramm teilnehmen. Wir laden euch herzlich ein, an der Summer School teilzunehmen.

Termin Summer School: 4. - 8. Juli 2016, täglich 9:00 - 17:00 Uhr, für alle Termine: Seminarraum Kuppel (Hauptgebäude, Karlsplatz 13, 4. Stock)

Anmeldung: bis 10. Juni 2016 per e-mail an doris.kerschbaumer@tuwien.ac.at, Ansprechperson bei organisatorischen Fragen: doris.kerschbaumer@tuwien.ac.at

Programm:

4. und 5. Juli 2016 Scientific Writing mit Frau Mag. Elisabeth Hambrusch (auf Englisch), 6. Juli 2016 Stimme und Präsenz mit Thomas Klock, 7. und 8. Juli 2016 Die Forschungsfrage - entwickeln, definieren, vorstellen mit Frau Dr. Eva Müller (auf Deutsch) 

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Slides Orientation Programme 29 April 2016

2016-04-29

Here you will find the slides from the Fachschaft Doktorat Orientation Programme on 29 April 2016:

Orientation_Programme_29042016.pdf