Conflict consultation  

Conflict consultation

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 will differ fundamentally, perhaps even so much so that it might be helpful to consult an external party.

To help resolve such issues, regular conflict consultation hours are offered to each doctoral candidate of Humboldt-Universität. In this way, serious problems between the doctoral candidate and the supervisor may be resolved early on so that the basis for continuing to work together constructively can be re-established.

These consultation hours are being offered by trained mediators. While they are not members of Humboldt-Universität or Humboldt Graduate School, their professional context is closely intertwined with the academy. The consultation, or – if required – the following mediatory proceedings are completely confidential. These services are free of charge.


The consultation hours will be held at Humboldt Graduate School, Luisenstraße 56 on Campus Nord, or – if necessary – they can be held on Campus 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 or telephone: (030) 2093-1702


This page last updated on: 22 February 2019


Dr. Regina v. Schmeling (Tue, Wed)
Luisenstraße 56, Room 105a (ground floor)
Tel. +49 30 2093-1702