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Employment law to give young researchers more stability

The Bundesrat, Germany’s upper house, has passed a law that aims to improve employment conditions for young scientists.

The law, passed on 29 January, seeks to prevent the use of short fixed-term contracts for early-career researchers.

It will ensure that PhD students, research assistants and postdocs receive contracts of a proportional length to their qualification or research project, the education ministry said in a press release.

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