The coordinators are the first point of contact for PhD students, serving as the interface between the Graduate School, PhD students, and supervisors. The supervisory committee is responsible for subject-matter support for candidates.
If you have any questions or would like to make an appointment for a consultation, please send an email the coordinator responsible for your PhD subject.
|PhD Subject||PhD Coordinator||Contact|
|History and Philosophy||Dr. Stefan Riegelnikfirstname.lastname@example.org, Phonebook|
|Classics, Asian and Oriental Studies, Gender Studies||Dr. Milena Guthörlemail@example.com, Phonebook|
|Film Studies, Art History, Musicology, Cultural Analysis||Dr. Miriam Volmertfirstname.lastname@example.org, +41 44 634 28 46|
|Literary Studies||Dr. Christoph Steieremail@example.com, Phonebook|
|Linguistics, Computational Linguistics and Phonetics||Dr. Sascha Völlminfirstname.lastname@example.org, Phonebook|
|Psychology||Dr. Maike Krannichemail@example.com, Phonebook|
|Education and Teaching||Dr. Seyhan Bayraktarfirstname.lastname@example.org, Phonebook|
|Social Sciences (Communication and Media Research, Cultural Studies, Political Science, Social and Cultural Anthropology, Sociology)||Dr. Doreen Spörer-Wagneremail@example.com, Phonebook|
The office’s main role is coordinating administrative processes within the Graduate School. It draws up and reviews quality assurance measures, and provides the Graduate School Vice Dean of Studies with input as a basis for making decisions. Together with the coordinators, the office is the point of contact for PhD students, supervisors, institutes, and departments.
The best way to contact us is via email: firstname.lastname@example.org .
Our office counter is open Tuesdays, 1-3 pm (SOC F 102).
|Dr. Sandra Schneeberger||Office Manager||Telefonbuch|
|Regula Sprecher||Doctoral affairs||Telefonbuch|
The Graduate School Vice Dean of Studies heads the Graduate School. She is also the confidant and person to contact in the event of conflict at the doctoral level.
Please submit any applications and general inquiries to the Vice Dean of Studies via email: email@example.com .
|Prof. Dr. Fabienne Liptay||Graduate School Vice Dean of Studiesfirstname.lastname@example.org|
In case of conflicts or problems with supervisors, you can contact the Graduate School Vice Dean of Studies.
Prof. Dr. Fabienne Liptay
A first point of contact may also be your PhD coordinator.
The Graduate School Executive Committee is a permanent Committee of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences. It comprises the Graduate School Vice Dean of Studies, who by virtue of her office chairs the committee, and eight additional members who are full and associate professors, who represent the PhD subjects in the various groups of subjects. In addition to this is one representative of each of the bodies.
Members of the Executive Committee (term of office 1 February 2023–31 January 2025)
|Person||Member of Subject Board|
|Prof. Dr. Fabienne Liptay (Prodekanin)|
|Prof. Dr. Hans-Johann Glock||Geschichte und Philosophie|
|Prof. Dr. Nicolas Martin||Altertums-, Asien-Orient-Wissenschaften, Gender Studies|
|Prof. Dr. Bettina Gockel||Film- und Musikwissenschaft, Kunstgeschichte, Kulturanalyse|
|Prof. Dr. Klaus Müller-Wille||Literaturwissenschaft|
|Prof. Dr. Paul Widmer||Linguistik, Computerlinguistik und Phonetik|
|Prof. Dr. Klaus Oberauer||Psychologie|
|Prof. Dr. Kai Niebert||Erziehungswissenschaft und Fachdidaktik|
|Prof. Dr. Marco Steenbergen||Sozialwissenschaften|
|Dr. Marco Giesselmann||Ständevertretung FFL|
|Noëmi Aepli (MA)||Ständevertretung WNW|
|Dr. Hanno Degner||Ständevertretung ATP|
|Fabio-Pascal Huber||Ständevertretung Studierende|
Each subject board comprises between two and six subject representatives who are professors, plus at least one representative of the PhD students (the number of members representing PhD students must not be more than one-third of the number of professors on a particular subject board).
Each subject board guides and advises the coordinators from a subject matter point of view; it supports coordinators with the development of subject-matter-related, cross-disciplinary and interdisciplinary events courses and events, and informs the organization unit it represents on subject-matter topics and all other matters dealt with by the Subject Board.
Prof. Dr. Francisca Loetz
Prof. Dr. Hans-Johann Glock
Prof. Dr. Anne Meylan
Vertretung der Doktorierenden: Andrina Schulz (MA)
Zuständiger Doktoratskoordinator: Dr. Stefan Riegelnik
The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Graduate School is the organizational and administrative umbrella for all PhD subjects offered by the University of Zurich Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences.
The Graduate School is there to promote junior scholars and support and advise PhD candidates and the faculty throughout a doctoral degree. It takes care of quality assurance and assumes the tasks associated with the doctoral degree.
The Graduate School comprises the Vice Dean of Studies responsible, the Executive Committee, the subject boards of the various groups of subjects, and PhD coordinators. The Vice Dean of Studies is supported by a coordination office.