Supporting Junior Researchers at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)
The Karlsruhe House of Young Scientists (KHYS) serves as a platform for communication and interaction for all KIT junior researchers. It is aimed at both doctoral students and postdoctoral researcher*.
The KHYS is a central service unit that provides doctoral students with advice and assistance and supports them from the beginning of their thesis right through to their successful PhD graduation. Doctoral students can also turn to the KHYS for help with their further career planning. It is a university-wide umbrella institution that covers all structures involved in the promotion and support of junior researchers. The services offered by the KHYS emphasize the high priority placed on junior researchers at the KIT.
KHYS Steering Committee
KHYS is guided by a steering committee, in which professors, academic staff, junior research group leaders, postdocs, and doctoral researchers are represented. The KHYS Steering Committee is chaired by the KIT Vice President for Research.
Members of the KHYS Steering Committee:
|Vice President for Research (Chair)||Prof. Oliver Kraft|
|One representative for each Division||Prof. Claus Feldmann (Bereich I)
Prof. Carsten Dachsbacher (Bereich II)
Prof. Ulrich Maas (Bereich III)
Prof. Wolfgang Wilcke (Bereich IV)
Prof. Roman Sauer (Bereich V)
|Representatives of the Graduate Schools of the KIT Centers||Prof. Günter Quast (KSETA)
Prof. Ulrich Lemmer (KSOP)
Prof. Gregor Snelting (KSIST)
Prof. Stefan Hinz (GRACE)
|One representative of the Young Investigator Network (YIN)||Dr. Manuel Hinterstein|
|Two postdocs from a Graduate School or Research Training Group||Dr. Martin Schäler
Dr. Franziska Rönicke
|Two members with personnel responsibility from the convention of academic staff||Dr. Birgid Langer
Dr. Daniela Merz
|Two chairpersons of the conventions of doctoral researchers||Sven Caspart
|Equal Opportunities Officer||Dr. Britta Bergfeldt|
|Director of KHYS||Dr. Britta Trautwein|
Guest is the head of Human Resources Development and Trainee Department (PEBA), Dr. Anke Diez.
*KHYS promotes postdoctoral researchers in the orientation phase (usually up to three years after receiving the doctorate).