Consultation and Coaching

As a person interested in doing a doctorate or a current doctoral student you may have many questions. We offer a variety of consultation services to help you get the right answers.


We support you in taking your life with a doctorate into your own hands and develop solutions together that help you to deal with inner resistance and challenges in your environment. 


If you have individual problems, we will be happy to advise you personally on all topics related to your doctorate, regardless of which phase of the doctorate you are in. 


With our newsletter you will regularly receive information on calls for proposals, counselling and qualification programmes and other more general offers for doctoral students. You can subscribe to our newsletter with a short email to stay informed.


The individual doctoral centres also organise their own internal events such as colloquia. In this case, the doctoral centres contact their doctoral researchers with an invitation.




Katalin Raddatz

Speaker of Promoting Early Career Researchers
Tel +49 3943 659 892 Fax +49 3943 659 109 -109
Raum 2.004, Haus 2, Wernigerode

Consulting and Coaching offers

Individual Consultation to Promote Early Career Researchers

The Harz University of Applied Sciences offers you individual and confidential counselling and accompanies you in all phases of your academic career. Topics of personal counselling can include, for example, the financing options for your doctorate, organisational matters, questions about the doctoral decision or information about careers within and outside academia.

In addition, we will be happy to advise you on organisational matters and the formalities of starting a doctorate at a doctoral centre.


  • Coach: Katalin Raddatz (Speaker of Promoting Early Career Researchers, Harz University of Applied Sciences)
  • Scope/Duration: depending on the topic of the consultation; online, by telephone or in person
  • Registration: by appointment at promotion(at)



Solution-oriented Individual Coaching

Are you frustrated with your doctorate? While writing your dissertation, there are phases that are difficult or unsettling. For example, your own self-management and time management do not work out or difficulties arise concerning the supervision of your doctorate. For more clarity in your mind, GradNet offers you the opportunity to work on your personal concerns in individual coaching sessions. Those sessions take place in a confidential and solution-oriented manner. In this way, you can reflect upon your resources, strengths and obstacles and find a good way to deal with hurdles and challenges.


  • Coach: Sandra Dietzel (Speaker of Promoting Early Career Researchers, Merseburg University of Applied Sciences)
  • Scope/Duration: max. 1 hour, several appointments possible; online as well as in person
  • Registration: by arrangement via sandra.dietzel(at)

Collegial Consultation

Would you like some feedback on your professional questions and key topics from "like-minded people" (peer-to-peer)? Do you seek feedback from colleagues or doctoral researchers who are in a similar situation to you? Collegial consultation provides insights and new impulses. This program supports you via well structured, trusting consultation talks using the existing knowledge and experience of the group. Joint solution options are developed for each individual case.