Events and lecture series
New doctoral candidates generally begin their doctoral project with many questions about registering and enrolling, finding housing, obtaining health insurance, funding their doctoral studies, learning German and much more. The Graduate Academy would like to welcome you to Heidelberg and provide you with the information necessary especially for your first weeks and months at the university!
At our "Getting Started on Your Doctorate" event and reception we inform you about our own services as well as about other useful addresses at the university. You will have the opportunity to meet the Graduate Academy team, to ask questions and to get to know other doctoral candidates.
The next "Getting Started on Your Doctorate" event will take place on June 23, 2020!
You will be able to register from June 2 until June 21.
Time: 4–6:30 pm
Place: Campus Altstadt, Heidelberg Center for American Studies, Hauptstr. 120
IMPORTANT! Please remember to inform us by email or phone if you cannot take part after all.
How (and why) to become a doctoral candidate – Reception and information session for master’s students
If you are approaching the end of your master’s studies and are considering pursuing a doctorate at Heidelberg University, this event is for you. New doctoral candidates generally begin their PhD with many questions about registering and enrolling, funding their doctoral studies and much more. The
Graduate Academy would like to provide you with the information necessary especially for your first steps toward a doctorate.
At our event How (and why) to become a doctoral candidate we will inform you about our own services as well as about other helpful contacts within the university. You will have the opportunity to meet the Graduate Academy team, to ask questions and to get to know other master’s students interested in pursuing a PhD.
The next "How (and why) to become a doctoral candidate" event will take place on July 7, 2020!
Please see this page for more information in June 2020.
When you are doing your PhD you are managing a huge project – this means you don’t just need competences in your field of research but also other relevant skills. PhD candidates should manage their time, teach seminars, present their research, show intercultural sensitivity working in multinational teams, prepare themselves for a job after their PhD, maybe take care of an own family and much more.
In our new series "Primers for PreDocs" several speakers talk about these aspects in short lectures!
A short reception after the talks will give you the opportunity to discuss with the speakers.
► Program Winter 2019/2020
SUMMER SEMESTER 2020
The new program will start from July 1, 2020 with events in the Graduate Center in Neuenheimer Feld 370. We are planning on covering the following topics until the end of the year:
- Project Management - Tools and Skills,
- Leadership & Supervision,
- Research Ethics & Avoiding Plagiarism,
- Challenging the creative mind: Critical Thinking & Design Thinking,
- Entrepreneurship & Academic Founders: Wege aus der Wissenschaft in die Selbständigkeit,
- Scientific Writing - Increasing Impact,
- University teaching,
- Digital transformation,
- Diversity & Talent: Internationally mobile and interculturally aware.
More information about dates, trainers and registration details will be available in June 2020.