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The Joint Working Committee of the Doctoral Candidate Councils (GAA) is the central board for representatives and representation of the doctoral candidates at the Albert-Ludwigs University Freiburg.

Across Disciplines and Faculties, the concerns and interests of all doctoral candidates who research, teach and work at the University are collected and brought to the attention of third parties occupying various levels of decisive positions, from the Institutes to the Senate, through the Doctoral Convents, Faculty Councils and Senators.



The GAA, "Gemeinsame Arbeitsausschuss"  or "Joint Working Committee" of the Doctoral Conventions is composed of representatives of the ten decentralized doctoral conventions of the University of Freiburg. Each Convention sends a representative to the GAA, whose task is to deliberate on matters that affect doctoral students, regardless of their faculty affiliation.
The GAA and its individual convents send elected representatives to the faculty councils and the Senate.

The Speaker Team of the GAA

The spokesperson team of the Joint Working Committee is elected once a year. They have ambitious plans for their tenure and are looking forward to working with the convents and elected representatives. Information about the current speaker team is available here.

They are reachable by email:

In addition to the speakers, the GAA is also supported by 1 "HiWis", who will help the GAA and Convents in various tasks like outreach and events:


From left to right:

Tobias (Speaker), Patrik (Speaker), Miriam (HiWi)

Further Information

On the pages of the GAA, you will find information on our work of the GAA, the committees and general information on topics related to doctoral studies and doctoral students at the University of Freiburg.


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