Working hypotheses

Here is the basis of the association’s work: six theses which, in the eyes of the association, represent the most important problems in the German science system with regard to working conditions.

3. Thesis: Precarious working conditions prevent excellent academic education and training. They also do not create incentives for good teaching or supervision of students.

Explanation: Supporting scientists in early career phases is an essential part of scientific work. Incentives for good teaching are therefore necessary. The general conditions are an obstacle to this: Hierarchies […]

5. Thesis: Precarious working conditions prevent science communication. Because many citizens lack an understanding of science, it plays too small a role in political processes.

Explanation: Science communication enables the sharing of scientific knowledge between scientists and society. Citizens need access to the current state of knowledge in research in order to participate in political […]

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