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Ombudsperson for Doctoral Students and Postdocs

Support in case of problems and conflicts

During a doctoral project and in research projects, disagreements and conflicts may arise between you and your supervisors or supervisees. In cases of conflict, you can contact the ombudsman of the WiSo Faculty at any time. He is also your first point of contact in cases of violation of good scientific practice and scientific integrity. The ombudsman supports you by means of solution-orientated conflict mediation.

As a matter of principle, the ombudsman treats all enquiries neutrally, fairly and in strict confidence.

Ombudsman of the WiSo Faculty

Dr. Johannes Antweiler

Contact Information

AD Dr Johannes Antweiler

Phone:  +49-221-470-3898

Email:  antweiler(at)

In addition to the ombudsperson of the WiSo Faculty, you can also contact the ombudspersons of the other faculties, as well as the general ombudsperson for young academics at the University of Cologne.

Contact options and further information on help and support in case of problems and conflicts with your supervisors or superiors, violation of good scientific practice and scientific integrity, discrimination and mobbing or personal matters can be found on the website of the Albertus Magnus Center for Early Career Researchers.