Publications and Press

N2 aims to contribute to the science political discussion in Germany by publishing statements and position papers on matters concerning early career researchers and their (non-)academic careers. Download the publications here and contact us for more information or interview requests!

Position Papers and Statements





  • Position Paper on Power Abuse and Conflict Resolution (download in English or German)



  • Statement on the future of doctoral researchers in Germany (download in English or German)
  • Constitutional statement on the foundation of N2 (download in English)

2019 Harmonized Survey Reports

In 2019, N² initiated a harmonized survey questionnaire which was sent to doctoral researchers in all four member organisations. The aim was to be able to compare the results between the organisations and increase their significance. The survey reports of the three full member networks of N2 can be found below. The report by our associate member IPP is not publicly available due to small sample size.

Max Planck PhDnet Survey Report, Helmholtz Junior Survey Report, Leibniz PhD Network Survey Report

On February 4th from 4:00-5:00 pm (English) and February 9th from 2:00-3:00 pm (German), we presented the survey results in video Q&A sessions. Find the recordings or have a look at the slides here (English, German)

Press Coverage

Our activities have caused some media attention, including coverage in SWR2 Wissen, Tagesspiegel, Deutschlandfunk, Nature News, and others.


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