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  1. Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main Doctoral Programmes in Europe EUA – BFUG Workshop Brussels, 26 October 2006 EUA-BFUG Workshop Brussels 2006 PD Dr. Helmut Brentel

  2. Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universität Frankfurt a. M. • ● established 1914 by the citizens of Frankfurt • ● first German private foundation university • ● first faculty for economics and social sciences • ● after 1945 re-established as state university of Hessia • ● today great efforts to tie on the foundation tradition and to developto one of the most modern and attractive European universities • ● Nobel price winners, Paul Ehrlich (medicine), Max von Laue, Max Born, Otto Stern (physics) and the Frankfurt School of Critical Theory, Theodor W. Adorno, Max Horkheimer • ● 2014 anniversary objectives – completion of the three campuses EUA-BFUG Workshop Brussels 2006 PD Dr. Helmut Brentel

  3. Facts and Figures • General Budget 2006 € 268,000,000 • Funding from third parties € 86,500,000 • Students 35,000 • International Students 4,000 • Doctoral Candidates in the Humanities and Social Sciences 1,420 • Doctoral Candidates in the Natural Sciences 689 • Doctoral Candidates in Medicine and Pharmacy 206 • Doctoral Candidates in Total 2,315 • Graduates 2,172 • Doctorates 510 • Postdoctoral Lecture Qualification 66 • Staff: • Full Professors 500 • Research Staff 2,200 • Administration Staff 1,600 EUA-BFUG Workshop Brussels 2006 PD Dr. Helmut Brentel

  4. Studying at Frankfurt University Courses offered from A to Z • • African language studies to Zoology • • 170 degree programs in • 16 departments • • Wide range of subjects and topics EUA-BFUG Workshop Brussels 2006 PD Dr. Helmut Brentel

  5. 16 Faculties 01 Law 02 Economics/Business Administration 03 Social Sciences 04 Educational Sciences 05 Psychology and Sports Science 06 Protestant Theology 07 Roman Catholic Theology 08 Philosophy and History 09 Linguistics, Cultural and Civilization Studies, Art Studies 10 Modern Languages 11 Geology and Geography 12 Mathematics 13 Physics 14 Chemistry and Pharmaceutical Sciences 15 Biology and Computer Science 16 Medical Science EUA-BFUG Workshop Brussels 2006 PD Dr. Helmut Brentel

  6. Locations: Campus Bockenheim The old main building in Merton Street; Seat of the Economics/Business Administration Department The traditional campus of the university is located close to Frankfurt Trade Fair and Frankfurt Main Station • Law and Economics / Business Administration • Education and Social Science • Psychology and Sports Science • Natural Sciences / Mathematics / Computer Science • Geosciences and Geography EUA-BFUG Workshop Brussels 2006 PD Dr. Helmut Brentel

  7. Locations: Campus Westend The IG-Farben Building – Heart of Campus Westend. A building with history. A Great Space for Great Thoughts: „Germany‘s most beautiful campus“ offers extraordinary conditions for studying. • Humanities (Cultural, Civilization, Language Studies) EUA-BFUG Workshop Brussels 2006 PD Dr. Helmut Brentel

  8. Locations: Campus Riedberg The ‚Bio Center‘ – Research for Life Magic Moments of Science: On Campus Riedberg today‘s research projects aim for tomorrow‘s chemical, biochemical and physical challenges and achievements. • Natural Sciences (Biology, Chemistry, Physics) EUA-BFUG Workshop Brussels 2006 PD Dr. Helmut Brentel

  9. Location: Campus Niederrad Hospital at the river – state-of-the-art medicine for the sake of humankind The largest hospital in Hessia soon to be the most modern as well. Research and scientific application under one roof: providing the best possible medical care. • Medical Science, Dentistry (University Hospital) EUA-BFUG Workshop Brussels 2006 PD Dr. Helmut Brentel

  10. Developments in Doctoral Studies • Structured Doctoral Programmes● from Research Training Groups („Graduiertenkollegs“) to International Postgraduate Programmes (IPPs) • Design and Implementation of Graduate SchoolsIntegration of 16 Faculties into 3 Graduate Schools • ● Frankfurt Graduate School for the Humanities and Social Sciences (FGS)● Otto Stern School for Integrated Doctoral Education in Natural Sciences (OSS)● Frankfurt International Research Graduate School for Translational Biomedicine (FIRST) • Success and Effect of the “Excellence Initiative” Competition • ● recent developments in Germany EUA-BFUG Workshop Brussels 2006 PD Dr. Helmut Brentel

  11. Fundamental Innovations of JWGU Graduate School Strategy • ● Decision and process of the development and financing of structured doctoral programmes for all faculties and departments through concentrating and integrating of all activities and resources for the support of young researchers in three graduate schools • ● Decision to finance the Frankfurt graduate schools by own central university means with 800.000 Euro per year for scholarships and structural measures for training, supervision and social support • ● Decision to understand this development as priority task of the president and to take over full responsibility for the sustainability of these developments EUA-BFUG Workshop Brussels 2006 PD Dr. Helmut Brentel

  12. Doctoral Studies at the Goethe-University I • 10 Graduiertenkollegs • (Research Training Groups financed by the German Research Foundation) • Finance and Monetary Economics • Archaeological Analysis • Public Spheres and Gender Relations: Dimension of Experience • Experience of Time and Aesthetical Perception • Sentence Types: Variation and Interpretation • Drug Development and Analytics • Neural Plasticity: Molecules, Structures, Dimensions of Experience • Research, Development and Safety of Biotechnological Produced Drugs • Roles of Eicosanoids in Biology and Medicine • Political Language in Europe from Antiquity through the 20th Century EUA-BFUG Workshop Brussels 2006 PD Dr. Helmut Brentel

  13. Doctoral Studies at the Goethe-University II • 3 International Max Planck Research Schools: • Comparative Legal History • Structure and Function of Biological Membranes • Atmospheric Physics and Chemistry • 2 International Postgraduate Programmes: • Social Sciences • Religion in Dialogue • Frankfurt International Graduate School of Science (FIGGS) • offering a Doctoral Programme focusing on the theoretical areas of the natural sciences, in particular biology, chemistry, and physics • Ph.D. Programme Economics EUA-BFUG Workshop Brussels 2006 PD Dr. Helmut Brentel

  14. IPPs in GermanyA 5 Years Success Story of International Structured Doctoral Programmes • ● The New Approach: funding for structures not for stipends as an additional second column of doctoral support programmes • ● 3 Main Emphases: doctoral degree within three years; new structures for doctoral training and supervision; internationalization – increase of foreign doctoral candidates • ● 50 IPPs – 175.000 EUR per year for structure and programme measurements • ● Objective:to convince all German universities of the necessity and effectiveness of modern training and supervision structures • ● Results:enormous success for the participating programmes; beginning of a general development in the universities as well as confrontations between reform forces and conservative supervisors’ positions; the idea of structured doctoral programmes as a standard quality requirement for an outstanding university EUA-BFUG Workshop Brussels 2006 PD Dr. Helmut Brentel

  15. International Postgraduate Programmes at JWGU • 2 interdisciplinary IPP programmes: • IPP Social Sciences International Postgraduate Center Social Sciences (IPC)120 doctoral candidates • www.gesellschaftswissenschaften.uni-frankfurt.de/ipc/ • IPP Religion in Dialogue • 80 doctoral candidates • www.religion-in-dialogue.net/de/home.html EUA-BFUG Workshop Brussels 2006 PD Dr. Helmut Brentel

  16. IPC International Postgraduate Center Social Sciences • Ideas and Objectives • dialog based programme – joint development and implementation with the doctoral candidates • IPC as a forum to improve self-organisation and international networking • training philosophy: not a compulsory standard curriculum – but a contemporary and problem oriented supply of research seminars and workshops • specific focus on training in advanced methods • quality assurance: PHD training and supervision agreement • focus on international networking and on international comparative research EUA-BFUG Workshop Brussels 2006 PD Dr. Helmut Brentel

  17. IPC Training Structures • Specialist Training● research seminars and colloquia● courses on specific subjects● methods workshops (main emphasis)● international research workshops● seminars and workshops given by visiting lecturers • PHD Preparatory Year • General Skills Training● communication and presentation techniques● writing workshops● German and English language training for scientists● training in computer based analysis methods • Internships in Germany or Abroad • IPC´s Annual International Research Conferences and Public Research Days EUA-BFUG Workshop Brussels 2006 PD Dr. Helmut Brentel

  18. IPC Supervision Structures • PHD Training and Support Agreement • Annual Progress-Report to the Board of Directors • Research Supervision – Coaching for Doctoral Candidates EUA-BFUG Workshop Brussels 2006 PD Dr. Helmut Brentel

  19. IPC Support Structures • Special Support for Foreign Doctoral Candidates● scholarships for the beginning and the completion of the doctoral thesis● additional tutorial supervision for the final writing phase of the doctoral thesis● support for administrative procedures and for the adjustment to the social life in Frankfurt and the university • Financial Support for Foreign Research Stays, for Conference Presentations and Travels for Investigation • Support for the Translation and Edition of Articles and Papers • IPC Doctoral Study and Research Center EUA-BFUG Workshop Brussels 2006 PD Dr. Helmut Brentel

  20. Self-Organisation and Status of Doctoral Candidates • PHD Working Groups and Research Conferences • Ethnicity and Biography Research • International Relations • Political Theory • State and International Political Theory • Peace and Conflict Studies • Research on Eastern Europe • Industry and Organisation • Subjectivisation of Labour • Organisational Development and Organisational Culture • Research Lab Interpretative Social Research, Biography and Gender EUA-BFUG Workshop Brussels 2006 PD Dr. Helmut Brentel

  21. Images from IPC´s Annual Research Conferences EUA-BFUG Workshop Brussels 2006 PD Dr. Helmut Brentel

  22. Images from IPC´s Annual Research Conferences EUA-BFUG Workshop Brussels 2006 PD Dr. Helmut Brentel

  23. Images from IPC´s Annual Research Conferences EUA-BFUG Workshop Brussels 2006 PD Dr. Helmut Brentel

  24. Elements and Criteria for the Quality Management of Graduate Schools I • Organisation Principles● bottom up process: diversity and integration● responsibility and care of the university president● process orientation for development and improvement● heading and management as innovation motor • Internationalization● international research networks and clusters● international conferences● international advertisement of scholarships • Interdisciplinarity● dialogue between academic cultures ● interdisciplinary research projects and lectures● methods reflection of the transfer and the diffusion of models and concepts EUA-BFUG Workshop Brussels 2006 PD Dr. Helmut Brentel

  25. Elements and Criteria for the Quality Management of Graduate Schools II • Status of Doctoral Candidates● early stage researchers – young professionals● representatives in the graduate school’s committees● post doc integration • Self-Organisation of Doctoral Candidates● PHD working groups● conference organisation● elaboration of doctoral positions for reform guidelines • Specialist Training● emphasis on methods● visiting scholars● training in teaching methods● PhD Preparatory Year EUA-BFUG Workshop Brussels 2006 PD Dr. Helmut Brentel

  26. Elements and Criteria for Quality Management of Graduate Schools III • General Skills Training● writing skills● communication and presentation skills● language skills • Integrated Research Structures● integration into interdisciplinary research clusters● regional and international research networks● integration of post doc programmes● co-operation with research institutes of corporations and state institutions • Professional and Public Relations● internships● mentoring for doctoral candidates● public research result presentations, public poster sessions EUA-BFUG Workshop Brussels 2006 PD Dr. Helmut Brentel

  27. Elements and Criteria for the Quality Management of Graduate Schools IV • Quality Assurance● quality assurance committee● doctoral training and supervision agreement● regular progress reports● recruitment and selection • Financial Support● scholarships● travel means● teaching / research assistantships • Social Support for● foreign doctoral candidates● women● families EUA-BFUG Workshop Brussels 2006 PD Dr. Helmut Brentel

  28. Quality Measuring of Graduate Schools in a Spider Web PresentationExample of Results for Traditional Programme Structures • Organisation Status of Doctoral 1 Internationalization Candidates 2 • 3 • Self-Organisation of 4 Interdisciplinarity Doctoral Candidates 5 Research Structures 6 Quality Assurance 5 Specialist Training 4 Financial Support • 3 General Skill Training 2 Social Support 1 • Professional / Public Relations EUA-BFUG Workshop Brussels 2006 PD Dr. Helmut Brentel

  29. Quality Measuring of Graduate Schools in a Spider Web PresentationExample of Results for an Advanced Programme Structure • Organisation Status of Doctoral 1 Internationalization Candidates 2 • 3 • Self-Organisation of 4 Interdisciplinarity Doctoral Candidates 5 Research Structures 6 Quality Assurance 5 Specialist Training 4 Financial Support • 3 General Skill Training 2 Social Support 1 • Professional / Public Relations EUA-BFUG Workshop Brussels 2006 PD Dr. Helmut Brentel

  30. Problems of Innovation and Integration IConcerns, Conflicts, Resistance: The Interests of Actors and Actor Groups • ● ideal worlds and the reality of realisation and implementation • ● different subject cultures • ● different support traditions: scholarship versus structure • ● different supervisors’ philosophy: apprenticeship model versus joint supervision model • ● no culture and experience in the design of research clusters • ● no ideas and experiences in international co-operation and advertisement • ● centralism versus de-centralism: organisation and decision concepts between the interest of the university / the presidential floor and the department’s concerns EUA-BFUG Workshop Brussels 2006 PD Dr. Helmut Brentel

  31. Problems of Innovation and Integration IIConcerns, Conflicts, Resistance: The Interests of Actors and Actor Groups • ● self-awareness of some scholars to be excellent simply by title and through current practice • ● concerns about quality assurance: resistance against supervisors’ assessment • ● concerns about increasing workload for committee participation and supervision • ● lack of culture and techniques for learning and change – why higher learning institutions are not able to learn and to unlearn EUA-BFUG Workshop Brussels 2006 PD Dr. Helmut Brentel

  32. Organisation Structure OSS • Members: votes Chair • Programmes • Supervisors General CouncilBoard of Directors • Docs • Post Docs spokespersons chair • of programmes 2 spokespersons of programmes • 1 representative of votes 2 representatives of the faculties • each faculty 1 doctoral candidate • 1 representative of managing director (as obligatory • administrative staff member of the board) • 3 docs • 1 post docs • Committees for:Managing DirectorOmbudsman • Scholarships graduate school’s office • Quality Assurance administration and services EUA-BFUG Workshop Brussels 2006 PD Dr. Helmut Brentel

  33. Organisation Structure FGS • Members: votes Chair • Programmes • Supervisors General Council Board of DirectorsSections • Docs • Post Docs spokespersons chair max. 5 sections • of programmes 5 supervisors normally to be established • representative of votes section’s spokespersons sends • each faculty 2 doctoral candidates at least 10 • representative of 1 post doc supervisors can • administrative staff managing director (obligatory establish a section • 6 docs member of the board without • 2 post docs the right to vote) • Committees for:Managing DirectorOmbudsman • Scholarships graduate school’s office • Quality Assurance administration and services EUA-BFUG Workshop Brussels 2006 PD Dr. Helmut Brentel

  34. Communication, Learning and Design Processes • Costs and Preconditions of a Successful and Effective Change • ● responsibility and care of the university‘s top management: the president himself takes care for the whole process • ● importance of a moderated process: choice of moderators external – internal • ● workshops with internal/external experts, with department chairs, with supervisors, with the university’s graduate students • ● tools for the support of joint analysis, learning and change: SWOT analysis, Metaplan analysis, self-evaluation and self-assessment tools EUA-BFUG Workshop Brussels 2006 PD Dr. Helmut Brentel

  35. Feedback Loop for an Ongoing Organisational Learning Process • Communication and Moderated Process • Mobilisation of the Actors and the Actor System • Analysis of the Tasks, Threats and the Actor System • Search for Key Actors, for Specialist and Power Promoters • Decision Process to Setup Action Plans • Implementation Process • Evaluation of Measures and Results EUA-BFUG Workshop Brussels 2006 PD Dr. Helmut Brentel

  36. Integration Design: Definition of Centralized and Decentralized Tasks • Centralized Tasks Decentralized Tasks • ● recruitment and selection ● recruitment and selection • ● advertisement and award ● definition of subject related • of scholarships exams and conditions • ● quality assurance ● acceptance of proposal • ● general skills training ● supervision • ● methods training ● methods training • ● language training ● specialist training • ● mentoring ● research integration • ● coaching for doctoral candidates ● teaching integration • ● administrative and social services ● organisation of the disputation EUA-BFUG Workshop Brussels 2006 PD Dr. Helmut Brentel

  37. Integration Design: Definition of Interfaces • General Council • Presidential Administration International Office • Faculties and National / International • Sections University Associations • Supervisors Management of Scholarship Foundations • the Graduate School • National / International Corporations and Public Science Foundations Institutions • Alumni Networks Mentoring Networks • Co-operation with Partner • Universities and Research Institutes EUA-BFUG Workshop Brussels 2006 PD Dr. Helmut Brentel

  38. Results and Experiences in the Development of Doctoral Programmes • Resources and “We have to setup the Graduate School project with our • Sustainability own forces.” • Organisation bottom up, management philosophy and responsibility: • Principles a decentralised model with innovative services • Integration into 3 Graduate Schools: dealing with differences • Resistance, the wake up of opponents, anxieties and particular interests: • Communication, how could we improve to become experts and promoters in a • Commitment future design of graduate schools • Quality joint quality standards: innovative design for training, super- • Management vision and support, quality assurance and internationalization • Doctoral focus on status, self-organisation and recognition: • Candidates participation and collaboration of young researchers • “Our doctorates are the golden treasury of the university for • the future of our society.” • Qualification doctorates with an outstanding double competence: • Objectives for research and professional practice – • through training for research and training by research EUA-BFUG Workshop Brussels 2006 PD Dr. Helmut Brentel

  39. Friends and PartnersEuropean Universities in the EUA Doctoral Programmes Project EUA-BFUG Workshop Brussels 2006 PD Dr. Helmut Brentel