November 22, 2011

Goethe University Creates Ombuds for Doctoral Issues

The Graduate Academy of the leading German university has appointed Henner Büsching as its first Ombudperson for doctoral students and supervisors. The position "acts as a confidential advisor and mediator to whom doctoral students and their supervisors can turn to in case of conflicts surrounding their doctoral projects."

Büsching is a professor in the School of Physics and serves as the Managing Director of the Helmholtz Graduate School for Hadron and Ion Research. He earned his PhD and did post-graduate research at the University of Muenster. (GRADE Ombuds; Faculty Profile.)

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