Additional organs of the GCSC
Additional organs of the GCSC include two junior professors of theory of culture and cultural history, the Graduate Student Committee, the Selection Committee, the Committee for Gender Equality and an independent Ombudsman who helps to solve conflicts.
The junior professors provide momentum for research projects and further the interdisciplinary focus of the curriculum.
The GCSC is founded on the principle of including its students in decision-making at all levels. On the Board of Directors, the GCSC's highest decision-making body, PhD students have four representatives, voted in at an annual election meeting. In addition, a 'Graduate Student Committee' of four GCSC members is to advise the Board of Directors. Consequently, the task of the Committee is to foster the interaction among GCSC graduate students, as well as to strengthen the flow of communication between these and the GCSC as a whole. The Committee represents graduate students' interests if it comes to individual issues, as well as in the decision-making process as regards the GCSC teaching staff. Accordingly, it campaigns on behalf of the graduate students for conjointly maintaining the best possible terms and conditions at the centre.
The Selection Committee is responsible for the allocation of GCSC-memberships and -scholarships to doctoral students. It consists of the members of the Executive Board, three Principal Investigators and one junior professor or postdoctoral researcher.
The Gender Equality Committee, consisting of two Principal Investigators, one junior professor or postdoctoral researcher and one doctoral student, is responsible for monitoring the measures proposed in the GCSC gender-equality plans and suggesting additional measures.
helps solve conflicts between members of the centre.