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Who are the candidates for the PhD Student Representative Body (Studienvertretung)?


From left to right: Patrik ZIPS (Electrical Engineering and Information Technology), Alexander GRILL (Engineering and Information Technology), Walid HETABA (Physics), Bianka ULLMANN (Mechanical and Industrial Engineering), Wolfgang MÜLLER (Mathematics)

We all have worked already in student representative bodies before. We want to use the experience, we made during the past and achieve our goals for the next term:

Lectures suited for PhD studies
The lectures required for the PhD program shall increase the depth of the scientific field of the dissertation. However Vienna University of Technology (TU Wien) does hardly offer any lectures suited for PhD students who in turn have to chose lecture of the master programs instead. We want to change this deficiency and want to institute lectures tailored for PhD students. As the pilot project with transferable skill seminars was widely accepted we will provide them again and try to estabilish this achievement as a permanent lecture.

Improved employment conditions
PhD students have a large impact on the scientific output of the TU Wien. Nevertheless, the employment of research assistents was reduced to 25 hours per week including additional effort for teaching and administration. We will campaign for the implementation of the collective agreement and a uniform employment of 40 hours per week for all PhD students. Furthermore, the work balance between administration and research shall be improved.

Representation in committees
The representation of the academic personnel in committees as well as in the work council is mostly composed of PostDoc employees. The concerns of the PhD-students are represented insufficiently. We will speak up for the PhD-students and take a stand in these committees.

As the student council for PhD-students received new rooms, we want to offer fix appointment hours to help new students at the beginning of their studies and help with current issues of PhD-students.

Collaboration with and Eurodoc ist an open platform for all young scientists in austria. The student union collabrates with as well as with Eurodoc, the association of young scientists in europe.

The election of the PhD student representation is an election of up to FIVE persons. You may mark up to FIVE candidates with a cross on the ballot. We encourage you to vote for ALL FIVE. There is a lot of work to do during the next two years and voting for all of us ensures that your interests can be represented properly and effectively.

What can PhD-students vote for?

You can vote for the PhD student representatives and the representatives of all students at the Vienna University of Technology (TU Wien).

PhD Student Representative Body (Studienvertretung)
The PhD Student Representative Body represents the interests of all PhD students at the TU Wien. This includes participation in self-governing bodies at the university, advising PhD students and contacting lecturers and the works council, for example. The election of the student representatives for the Student Representative Body is an election of persons. You may elect zero to five representatives (you may mark up to five crosses on the ballot).

University Representation of Students (Universitätsvertretung)
The University Representation of Students represents the interests of all students at the TU Wien. This includes participation in the senate, contact to the rectorate and the Federal Government Department for Science and Research. You may vote for one political group. Depending on the votes for each political group, the seats (which will be 17 in the next term) are allocated as the D’Hondt method describes. Also, depending on the votes, student representatives are delegated to the federal representation of the Austrian Students’ Union (Bundesvertretung).

To be continued!

Election of the Student Representatives (ÖH-Wahlen)

The time has arrived again: From May 14th to 16th the election of the student representatives takes place. I think, that the representation of students is a major concern. That is the reason, why I am one of five candidates for the PhD student representative body (Studienvertretung der Doktoratsstudierenden) at the Vienna University of Technology.

It is very important, that every student makes use of his or her right to vote. One of my goals is to achieve a high voter participation. A high voter participation during the election of the student representatives means a strong and serious student representation. I think, that one way to reach this goal is information. For this reason I want to sum up some imformation for all PhD students at the Vienna University of Technology on my blog during the next days.

There are a lot of possibilities to inform yourself about the election of the student representatives. Here are some links:

Website of Fachschaft Doktorat

Website of the the Students‘ Union at the Vienna University of Technology

Website of the electoral commission

Website of the Austrian Students’ Union

To be continued!