The relationship between doctoral candidates and their supervisors is usually very positive and based on trust. However, this does not mean that there will never be situations, in which opinions can differ fundamentally, so much so that it might be helpful to consult an external party.
To help solve such issues, regular conflict consultation hours are offered for each doctoral candidate of the Humboldt-Universität. This way, serious problems between the doctoral candidate and the supervisor may be resolved in advance, so that the basis for continuing to work together constructively can be re-established.
These consultation hours will be offered by trained mediators. While they are not members of the Humboldt-Universität or the Humboldt Graduate School, their professional context is closely intertwined with the fields of academia. The consultation, or – if required – the following mediatory proceedings are completely confidential. This services are free of charge.
The consultation hour will be held at the Humboldt Graduate School, Luisenstraße 56 in Berlin-Mitte, or – if necessary – it can be held in Adlershof as well.
The consultation hour usually takes place once a week. Please make sure to register first. Upon registering you be will informed about the time and room number for the consultation.
You may register via e-mail (hgs-consultation-please remove this email@example.com) or telephone: 030-2093-1702.