Advice & Information
There are many different contact points and counselling centers which you can consult depending on your topic or problem.
As a central contact point for all young scientists at KIT, KHYS offers you extensive information and advice about any questions concerning your doctorate at KIT. Also, the ▶ Guidelines for the Doctorate at KIT provide useful information on how to shape the doctoral phase.
For more subject-specific questions, you will get answers from the responsible ▶ contact persons regarding the doctorate at the respective KIT departments.
In the case of conflicts between you and your supervisor you can turn to the ▶ Ombudspersons for doctoral researchers and supervisors who offer confidential support.
Aside from that there are many more counselling centers and contact points at KIT that you can turn to.
Counselling Opportunities at KHYS
As the central institution for the promotion of young scientists, KHYS is the primary contact point for all doctoral researchers at KIT. KHYS offers advice throughout all the phases of your doctoral research project, about issues such as general conditions, financing opportunities, interdisciplinary programs of qualification and mobility, career perspectives as well as in case of conflicts (see contact points in cases of conflict).
Regarding questions about your doctorate at KIT as well as the future planning of your career we offer counseling and advice. ▶ Here you can find a list with contact persons at KHYS.
Counselling in Conflict Situations
As a junior researcher, you face different challenges that can lead to conflicts. Should you find yourself in a conflict situation, you can find support at various advisory offices available at KIT. [▶ more]
Ombudspersons for Doctoral Researchers and Supervisors
Further Contact Points
KIT offers its members further contact points. On the ▶ website of the conflict management and psychosocial counselling unit (KMB) you can find an overview. In addition, we have compiled a selection for you:
▶ Conventions of doctoral researchers
▶ International Scholars & Welcome Office (IScO)
▶ Equal Opportunities
▶ Contact persons for sexual harassment
▶ Personalservice (personnel support)
▶ Personalrat (staff council)
▶ Medizinische Dienste (medical services)
▶ Schwerbehindertenvertretung (representatives for the severely handicapped)
▶ Beauftragte für Studierende mit Behinderung und chronischer Krankheit (representatives for students with disabilities and chronic illnesses)
▶ Netzwerk Gesundheit
▶ Studierendenwerk Karlsruhe
▶ Compliance Staff Unit
▶ SEK "Kummerkasten" (suggestion box)