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?

Online Workshop

Friday, April 12, 2024
10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

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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 "Careers Plus" certificates

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  • Introduction to the Fixed-Term Employment Contracts in Academia
  • 12-year fixed-term contracts
  • Statutes of extension
  • Term limits on third-party funding
  • Part-time and fixed-term contracts law (TzBfG)
  • multiple fixed-term employment contracts
  • Complaints regarding time limits

Frequently asked questions

No. Human Resource Development will cover all the costs incurred.

Yes. If an event is fully booked, we will put you on the waiting list. You may then move up the list if a space becomes free with enough time still to go before the event starts.

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

The further training offers provided by Human Resource Development at the University of Bonn are only open to people who have signed a work contract with the University, are enrolled as a doctoral student, are conducting research on behalf of the University or are an associated member of a research consortium. 

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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