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The Institute Council of the Institute of Communications and Navigation meets usually every six weeks and is chaired by the Institute’s director. The members of the Institute Council deal with the structure and processes of procedures within the Institute, accompany strategic processes, define framework conditions for scientific work and exercise professional self-regulation. Among other things, the council is currently working on improved processes for the training of new employees as well as realistic project and resource planning as part of the "More Time for Science" initiative.
DLR maintains a cross-site doctoral student representation consisting of five members who are elected once a year by DLR’s doctoral students. In addition, an internal doctoral student representation advocates the interests of all institute’s doctoral candidates and is available to them and the institute as a contact. In cooperation with the DLR departments responsible for the development of young scientists, the doctoral student representation coordinates the networking of the doctoral students and promotes the external presentation of relevant topics.
KN Women Scientists is a group gathering scientist women working at DLR-KN. This group was initiated in 2020 to allow scientists women working at DLR-KN to connect and exchange about common working experiences. In 2021, the status of the group evolved as it became more active and involved into the ever-evolving challenges of KN scientist women. In the current configuration, two representatives for the group are elected each year. They communicate regularly with the KN Institute’s board about projects that are managed by the KNWS group.
This year, our group focuses on two projects: The first one is a seminar project on the theme of "Working Together", where an already existing DLR seminar will be customized to include KN women experiences. The second project is a KN women empowering program referred to as "HeForShe". In this program, KN women candidates will work together and exchange work experience with a KN department or institute leader over the course of a few weeks.
The KN women scientist group gathers every month and organizes a networking day per year allowing to strengthen the network and exchange between women in the group. To contact us, please write to this year’s representatives: firstname.lastname@example.org or Estefania.Munoz@dlr.de.
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