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The PhDNet Equal Opportunities work group conducted a mini-survey last year to gauge the state-of-affairs in the MPIs. We invite you to read the (short) report of the survey and engage in our journey toward Equal Opportunities. more

We have a new Issue of our Offspring Magazine. Find the result of the hard work of the Offspring Group with several articles, interviews and even a crossword puzzle! more

We would like to highlight what we as a steering group have been up to thus far. Earlier this year we received the confirmation of 30 days of vacation. The number of vacation days has been a major topic for the SG over the last years. We would like to thank everyone before us who worked on making this a reality. more

There are not many comprehensive datasets allowing conclusions about the status of doctoral education and the shape of the science ecosystem itself. Today we have published the result of a survey, based on 2522 replies from doctoral researchers (DRs) in the Max Planck Society (MPS). more

Today the Max Planck Society (MPS) has made a change to the Fördervertrag, equally granting all doctoral researchers (DRs) in the society 30 days of vacation retroactively starting from 01.01.2019. Furthermore, the transfer of remaining vacation days from the previous year is now possible until 31.12 of the following year. more

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