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Four Additional “Nachwuchspakt” Professorships for Leibniz University Hannover

Four Additional “Nachwuchspakt” Professorships for Leibniz University Hannover

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Tenure track programme promotes junior researchers

Another success in the second round of the approval process of the programme by the German government and federal states, which aims to promote junior researchers: Leibniz University Hannover (LUH) has received four additional professorships. This makes a total of 25 professorships, as the university already received 21 "Nachwuchspakt" professorships in the first round of the approval process in 2017. All professorships proposed by LUH were granted, which is the highest number of professorships awarded to a university in Lower Saxony.

In a national competition, German universities applied for funding within the scope of tenure track professorships. Tenure track positions are initially subject to a fixed-term contract. Following a positive evaluation, a tenure and thereby life-long professorship may be granted at the respective university.

The "Nachwuchspakt" programme aims to establish appealing career paths for junior researchers. Between 2017 and 2032, the German government will provide up to one billion euros in a two-stage approval process; the federal states will ensure overall funding. The programme is intended to create 1,000 professorships.

The four tenure track professorships proposed by LUH in the second round of the approval process deliberately cover a wide range of subject areas.

The following tenure track professorships were approved:

  • Innovative Methods in Political Science (Faculty of Humanities)
  • Innovation Management in Business Administration (Faculty of Economics and Management)
  • Behavioural Aspects of Environmental Planning (Faculty of Architecture and Landscape Sciences)
  • Robotics in Construction and Environment (Faculty of Civil Engineering and Geodetic Science)

The new professorships as well as additional measures will provide reliable and family-friendly career paths for junior researchers. Furthermore, Leibniz University Hannover intends to strengthen its profile in research and teaching regarding future fields. The existing and well-proven advisory and qualification system that supports researchers at different stages of their career will also be expanded.

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