Basics of the law on fixed-term contracts ('WissZeitVG')

A workshop offered by the Human Resources Development

The online workshop provides an initial overview of the law on fixed-term contracts, in particular the "Wissenschaftszeitvertragsgesetz". The following questions will be answered during the workshop: How to calculate the 12-year maximum term? In which constellations is a contract extension possible? How does the time limit work in the case of third-party funding? Is it possible to have a fixed-term contract at the university according to regulations other than the "Wissenschaftszeitvertragsgesetz"? How many contracts are possible at all? With whom does the scientific staff conclude the employment contract?


Friday, February 10, 2023
10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.


Dr. Vanessa Adam




Online via Zoom

Target group

PhD Students | Research Managers | Postdocs | (Jun./TT.-) Professors


Research Track
Research Management Track


Certificate of attendance | 3 units are applicable within the "Doctorate Plus" or "Postdoc plus" certificates

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  • Application of the "Wissenschaftszeitvertragsgesetz"
  • Calculation of the 12-year maximum term limit - Which periods are taken into account?
  • Extension of the fixed-term contracts because of maternity and parental leave
  • Extension of the fixed-term contracts due to corona
  • Fixed-term contracts due to third-party funding

Frequently asked questions

No. Human Resources Development will cover the costs.

Yes, if an event is fully booked, we will put you on the waiting list. You will then move up if a place becomes available again in time before the start of the event.

The premises in the "Alte Sternwarte" are only accessible to a limited extent. If you need assistance with access, please contact the indicated contact person in time, so that we can support you accordingly on the day of the event.

If you need childcare during an event, please contact the Family Office of the University of Bonn.

In order to be able to participate in the training offers of the Human Resources Development of the University of Bonn, you must have an employment contract with the University of Bonn, be an enrolled PhD student, be active in research for the University of Bonn or be an associated member of a research network. 

You will usually be given a certificate at all our events that confirms your attendance at the event and its content.

We also offer a certificate program along the three "Career Tracks": "Research", "Research Management" and "Business & Organizations". For more information, please see the corresponding page of the certificates.

If the currently displayed training course can be credited to one of the three "tracks", this is indicated accordingly.


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53115 Bonn

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