History of the Graduate Academy

June 2006 The Graduate Academy is founded as a "central scientific institution" by the University's Senate.
January 2007 The "Vice Rectorate for the Graduate Academy" is set up by the University Council (Konzil) after electing its first Vice Rector, Prof. Dr. Amélie Mummendey
April 2007 Eleven professors from all faculties of FSU Jena are appointed as founding group members; the administrative office takes up its work to support the Vice Rector
April 2008 The University Senate passes the Statutes of the Graduate Academy
June 2008
Election and constitution of the first Board of the Academy
November 2008 Constitution of the Executive Committee
2009/2010 External evaluation by a committee consisting of members of the Senate and the University Council headed by Prof. Dr. Hans Weder (University of Zurich)
July 2011 Prof. Dr. Erika Kothe is appointed as "Vice Rector for Young Researchers and Diversity Management" and Scientific Director of the Graduate Academy
April 2012 The Graduate Academy and the status group "doctoral candidates" are integrated into FSU Jena's Constitution
July 2012 Festive opening ceremony of the "Zur Rosen" House for Young Researchers as the central contact point for all doctoral candidates and postdocs at FSU Jena
November 2013
First election of the Doctoral Council of FSU Jena (DR.FSU) spanning all the faculties of the University
October 2014
Prof. Dr. Uwe Cantner is appointed as new "Vice-President for Young Researchers and Diversity Management"
February 2015
Prof. Dr. Uwe Cantner is appointed as new Scientific Director of the Graduate Academy