CSH Webtalk by Jana Lasser: “Mental health and working conditions of doctoral researchers…”

Jun 10, 2021 | 15:0016:00

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Former CSH researcher Jana Lasser will talk about “Mental health and working conditions of doctoral researchers—and how to organize to drive change.”


The talk will take place online on Thursday, June 10, 2021 from 3–4 pm (CET).


If you want to join, please email to office@csh.ac.at.




During my time as doctoral researcher, I was part of one of the largest democratically elected representations of doctoral researchers: the Max Planck PhDnet. The PhDnet has a two-decades long history of driving change to improve the working conditions of doctoral researchers in the Max Planck Society. This was, to no small amount, possible because of data-driven arguments, based on the regular surveys the PhDnet conducts.


In this talk, I am going to present insights into the life of doctoral researchers, drawing on the rich findings from the PhDnet’s recent surveys. I am specifically going to focus on the mental health of doctoral researchers and its connection to working conditions, which has emerged as one of the most pressing topics in recent years.


Jun 10, 2021