CDS Scientific Advisory Council

 

The Center for Doctoral Studies, CDS for short, is supported by an academic advisory council. The council consists of five professors who each represent one of the key focuses of doctoral education at RWTH Aachen University.

  Andreas Schmitter (From left): M. Praster, S. Schaffrath, Prof. E. Cramer, Prof. M. Müller, Prof. J. Feldhusen, Prof. M. Diesmann, Prof. J. Mayer, Vice-Rector Prof. D. Klee, Prof. D. Groß, D. Frank, head of CDS, and Prof. C. Roll.

External Guests

Depending on the topics under discussion, the CDS Advisory Council invites external guests from science, business, and the humanities to provide additional perspectives.

Objectives and Responsibilities

The Advisory Council seeks to contribute to improving the supervision and qualification of doctoral candidates at the University. Relevant topics include the relationship between supervisors and doctoral candidates and the identification of relevant areas of additional qualification.

The Advisory Council serves as a link and a mediator between the Center for Doctoral Studies and the various academic institutions at RWTH. It supports the implementation of teaching formats concerned with the key topics responsible research and innovation, scientific integrity, research data management, interdisciplinarity; and teaching competence. In this process, the specifics of the different subjects are taken into account.

The Advisory Council is in close contact with several graduate schools of partner universities to exchange experience and information about best practice.

 
Members of the Advisory Council
Professor Dr. Christine Roll Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI)
Professor Dr. Dr. Dr. Dominik Groß Scientific Integrity
Professor Dr. Matthias Müller Research Data Management
Professor Dr. Joachim Mayer Interdisciplinarity
Professor Dr. Erhard Cramer
Spokesperson for the Advisory Board
Teaching Competence
 

Stakeholders

Representatives from three important stakeholder groups, i.e. the Faculties, JARA (Jülich-Aachen Research Alliance, and the body of doctoral candidates, complement the Advisory Council and bring in their ideas and concerns.

Professor Dr. Jörg Feldhusen
Representatie of the Faculties

Professor Dr. Markus Diesmann
JARA Representative

Simon Schaffrath, Dipl.-Ing., and Dipl.-Ing. Maximilian Praster
Representative of the Doctoral Student Body

External Guests

Depending on the topics under discussion, the CDS Advisory Council invites external guests from science, business, and the humanities to provide additional perspectives.