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New rice plant variant discovered that largely neutralises arsenic  

04/03/21 The agricultural cultivation of the staple food of rice harbours the risk of possible contamination with arsenic that can reach the grains following uptake by the roots. In their investigation of over 4,000 variants of rice, a Chinese-German research team under the direction of Prof. [...]

Teaching Certificate & Habilitation

Anyone who plans to apply for an academic position, here in Heidelberg or at another university, should be able to document teaching experience. This can be done by means of a 'Teaching Certificate' (Nachweis Lehrveranstaltungen) that the Faculty provides if you have accomplished a certain amount of teaching. The specific requirements can be found in the following form:

The habilitation is the highest qualification within the academic system in Germany. Although the habilitation is no longer a strict requirement when applying for professorship, the faculty offers the possibility to obtain this qualification and with it the title ‘Privatdozent’. The Habilitation Assembly (Habilitationskonferenz) consists of all professors and lecturers (Privatdozenten) of the Faculty of Bioscience and decides about awarding the habilitation.

The major parts of the procedure that have to be absolved are:

  • Documentation of teaching experience (Teaching Certificate)
  • Habilitations thesis (can be cumulative)
  • Scientific presentation
  • Teaching presentation

The exact rules and regulations with respect to the procedure can be found in the Habilitationsordnung and the Merkblatt zum Habilitationsverfahren (in German, see below).

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The Vice-Dean responsible for the procedure is Prof. Robert Russell