Newsletter 72/2011

Heidelberg Doctoral Students’ Week 2011

October 10 – 13, 2011


Dear Doctoral Candidates,

We would like to bring your attention to the upcoming Doctoral Students’ Week 2011 that takes place from October 10th to 13th. The programme includes workshops, lectures and an information fair about many matters concerning PhD students.

In particular, we would like to invite you to the following events:


  • Reception and podium discussion        
    Wednesday, 12th of October, 6 pm, Neue Universität HS 14


At the podium discussion entitled “Zu welchem Ende promovieren?” (“Why Do a Doctoral Degree?”), representatives from academia, politics, and the private sector will discuss the value of a doctorate both on the individual and the societal level. After the discussion, the Graduate Academy invites all doctoral students to get together informally in the Neue Universität over wine and pretzels. If you feel you will not benefit from the podium discussion in German, we welcome you to join us simply at the reception at 7:30 pm.

If you plan to attend the reception, please register online.


  • Information Fair „Navigation Guide to Skills Development, Advising and Networking”
    Wednesday, 12thof October, 3 pm – 6 pm, Neue Universität, 1st floor foyer

In addition to academics, the University of Heidelberg provides its doctoral students with a large variety of opportunities for skills development, advising and networking. At the information fair you will have the chance to get to know the various other facilities to which you can turn for support during your doctoral training. We invite you to come to the 1st floor foyer of the Neue Universität, to visit the stands, to attend the short presentations and to find out more!


The courses are free of charge for doctoral candidates at the University of Heidelberg; the course fee can be reimbursed thanks to the funding support of the Rectorate.


Further information about the Doctoral Students’ Week 2011 and the online registration for all workshops can be found on


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