A claim for more recognition

“We do not see ourselves as an anonymous group that produces research findings and only returns to regulated circumstances upon earning a doctoral degree. We want to have a voice during the doctoral phase and help shape the higher education institutions and the research system. We expect legal security and recognition for the work we do for our departments, our faculties, and our institutions.”

Maybe you agree on that? To read more, follow the link to the open letter calling for a status for PhDs-students.


To sign the petition (and for the german version of the letter) there is an extra page:


I don’t need to add my thoughts or comments, because they are all written there! It would be interesting to know though, what do you think about it? To sum it up, there is another quote from the letter:

“Without us, the higher education system is unthinkable”


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