The main task of the external PhD representative is to connect the PhD students of the institute to the PhDnet. Complementary tasks are to provide opportunities to optimize the working environment of the PhD students and to support the exchange between the PhD students and the PhDnet. As an internal representative, Bea Lansbergen mainly deals with issues within the institute and represents the interests of the PhD students towards the institute management and administration.
Anyone interested in acquiring German language skills can profit from language courses offered at the institute, which are organized by the PhD representative. The courses are financially supported by the institute, so that PhDs and Posdocs only have to contribute 25% of the cost (amounting to around 150 Euro for a course lasting 4-5 months).
Best of all, as an internal representative she is responsible for organizing the annual KOFO Cup football event.