LEAD Graduate School & Research Network

Boards and Bodies

Steering Board

The central responsibilities of the Steering Board include (1) determining the Graduate School’s research and training program, (2) organizing and overseeing all selection processes, (3) continuously evaluating the progress of the Graduate School and doctoral dissertations, (4) overseeing the LEADing Research Center, and (5) making budgetary decisions.

Gender and Diversity Board

The Gender and Diversity Board ensures a family friendly, equal opportunity, and diverse environment within LEAD, with e.g. the following measures:

  • Assistance in securing childcare for LEAD members
  • Facilitation of ongoing research during parental leave periods
  • Special funding for post-doctoral fellowships for women
  • Provision of mentoring and coaching as well as dual career service
  • Creation and fosterage of a culture of diversity
  • Particular attentiveness to the specific needs of LEAD members with specific needs
  • Special programs for students from other countries or with a foreign Background

Advisory Board

  • Prof. Dr. Jürgen Baumert (Max-Planck-Institut für Bildungsforschung, Berlin, Germany)
  • Dr. Jill Burstein (Princeton University, New Jersey, USA)
  • Prof. Dr. Diana Dolmans (Maastricht University, Netherlands)
  • Prof. Paul Kirschner (Open University of the Netherlands)
  • Prof. Nora Newcombe (Temple University, Philadelphia, USA)
  • Dr. Eric Stice (Oregon Research Institute, Eugene, USA)

The Advisory Board consists of leading scientists in the core LEAD research areas. It annually reviews the development of LEAD and advises the University and the Steering Board on its advancement.

Ethics Committee

Being well aware of its responsibilities, LEAD has established an ethics committee together with the Faculty of Science and the Hector Research Institute of Education Sciences and Psychology, which follows the recommendations of the German Psychological Society (DGPs). The following LEAD members are involved in the ethics committee: