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Arbitration Board

To help solve problems and conflicts in doctoral supervision relationships, the Graduate Academy of Leibniz Universität has set up a mediating body for all faculties. This arbitration board does not wish to replace the conflict-solving measures offered by the various faculties but rather to extend them. In the case of conflicts or other problems which may arise from the supervisory relationship between a PhD candidate and a member of university staff, it is the task of the arbitration board to advise those seeking help and, if possible, to work together with the parties involved to find a feasible solution which is acceptable to both sides. 
The arbitration board can be called upon by both PhD candidates and doctoral supervisors.

Procedure

In the case of problems and conflicts relating to doctoral supervision, the chairperson of the arbitration board, Professor em. Adelheid Kühne, should be contacted in the first instance. She will then give advice to those seeking help and make suggestions as to how to proceed further. Possible arbitration talks with all those involved in the conflict are voluntary and are based on the mutual consent of the conflict parties. 

Contact with the chairperson or another member of the arbitration board is subject to rules of the strictest confidentiality.

For further information see:

Members of the Arbitration Board

The arbitration board consists of six arbitrators of whom three are doctoral candidates and three university staff members. The arbitrators are elected by the council of the Graduate Academy and are committed to maintaining confidentiality.

Members (Professors)

Prof. i.R. Adelheid Kühne (chairperson)
Faculty of Humanities
E-Mail ag.kuehnet-online.de

Prof. Dr. Dr. Peter Antes
Faculty of Humanities
E-Mail antesmbox.rewi.uni-hannover.de

Prof. Dr.-lng. Dr.h.c. Dieter Mewes i.R.
former Institute for Process Engineering
E-Mail mewes.dietergmail.com

Members (PhD candidates)

Sylvia Felicitas Jakob
Faculty of Law
E-Mail jakobiri.uni-hannover.de 

Kim-Alessandro Weber
Faculty of Mathematics and Physics
E-Mail weberiqo.uni-hannover.de

Sven Fisahn
Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Email fisahngeml.uni-hannover.de