The Survey Group regularly conducts surveys with current PhD candidates within the Max Planck Society (MPS). These surveys provide an invaluable body of data that allows the PhDnet to make informed decisions about the future course and goals of the doctoral candidates and our relationship to the MPS General Administration.
The PhDnet is closely involved with commissions and committees that will affect the direction of the MPS and hence current and future PhD candidates. These include Max Planck Commission on Scientific Offspring, regular meetings with the MPS General Administration and meetings with influential people external to the MPS.
For the voices of PhD candidates to be heard, we must present reliable statistics which back up our positions. In the past, the survey has been integral to many big gains for PhD candidates, including the raising of the stipend amount and the introduction of the Health Insurance Subsidy.
The Survey helps us to help you.
If you have any questions, suggestions or would like to contribute to these projects, feel free to contact us.