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Basics of the law on fixed-term contracts - "Wissenschaftszeitvertragsgesetz"

A workshop offered by the Human Resources Development

Get an overview of the most important regulations of the "Wissenschaftszeitvertragsgesetz" and its application in individual cases.


Wednesday, May 12, 2021
10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.


Dr. Vanessa Adam




Online via Zoom

Target group

Research managers | PhD students | Postdocs | Professors


Research Track
Research Management Track


Certificate of attendance

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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 leaveExtension 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. 

For all our event offerings, you will generally receive a confirmation of participation in the event and of its contents.

In addition, we are currently developing a certificate offering along the three "Career Tracks": "Research", "Research Management" and "Business & Organizations". More information will be available soon on the related page of the certificate program: Postdoc plus.

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


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+49 228 73-4199

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