To strengthen cooperation and exchange between international and German young researchers, to stimulate discussion on current academic issues, and to provide guidance with regard to career options after the completion of your doctoral degree, MIN Graduate School regularly organizes meetings for doctoral candidates. We invite established scientists to speak on topics such as good scientific practice, transparency of scientific data, or publishing in academia. Each autumn, we welcome old and new doctoral researchers at MIN faculty with a Welcome Night to the start of the new semester. Our career events give you the unique opportunity to get in touch with experts from academia, business, and industry.
Our events are open to all doctoral candidates of MIN faculty and some require registration via Geventis. Most events take place in English.
Upcoming events will be announced here.
MINGS Lunch Break: Mentoring – possibilities for everybody
For some doctoral researchers, the route of their career is not entirely clear. Maybe, it never really is. As that might not be the most important thing, it is essential to know what your possibilities are, what instruments could help you and whom to ask. The guided exchange between a more senior scientist or person in industry and the mentee not only helps to get your thoughts on a career clarified, but as well can be a lot of fun and divertissment.
In our MINGS Lunch Break "Mentoring – possibilities for everybody", doctoral researchers will meet two speakers with experience on mentoring programs, their possibilities, limitations and how best to get set up for one.
The event will take place on May 25th 2021, 12 to 1 pm via Zoom. Please register via this form.
Zoom link will be sent out via mail a few days ahead.
Courses on Good Scientific Practice
Meeting the standards of good scientific practice is fundamental for credible, high quality research. What does this mean? Regular courses and workshops of the MIN graduate school help to clarify this question, since the knowledge of the principles of good scientific practice, which are based on values such as honesty, openness and transparency, are relevant for ALL involved in research and education.
Our offers promote the guidelines for good scientific practice of the German Research Foundation and the respective bylaws of the Universität Hamburg. They welcome all doctoral students of the MIN faculty. During workshops, you will discuss Misconduct in Research, Handling Data, Publication Process and Authorship, Responsibility of Supervisors and the Supervised, Conflicts of Interest, Scientific Cooperation, and Resolving Conflicts. Sign up for good scientific practice courses to learn more about these and further topics!
You can sign up for this course in Geventis. The next course takes place on September 6th-10th 2021.
Welcome Night for Doctoral Candidates at MIN Faculty
12 November 2020, 6 to 8 pm, online
Welcome (back) to the MIN Faculty! As every year, the MIN Graduate School invited all doctoral candidates at MIN Faculty to attend the Welcome Night that for the first time took place virtually this year. First, doctoral researchers received general information about how to make the journey to their doctoral degree a positive experience and who can support them on their way. Afterwards, participants had the possibility to discuss their experiences and challenges with fellow doctoral candidates in small groups. Sessions focused on topics such as career planning, coping with stress, equal opportunities and diversity in academia as well as challenges for international doctoral candidates and doctoral candidates who are not part of a structured doctoral program.
The next welcome night will take part in autumn 2021
Courses on Entrepreneurship and Startups
For many doctoral students of the MIN faculty, self-employment can be an attractive career path after graduation. At irregular intervals, the MINGS offers courses on entrepreneurship and startups. Here, PhD students and postdocs will be given insights into all the essential aspects of setting up a business and questions and problems of business planning are explained. Participants learn about the challenges entrepreneurs face in their everyday work and the tasks they perform. They can thus find out for themselves whether founding a company is a viable career option.
The next course dates will be announced here as soon as they are planned. You will be able to sign up for this and other courses in Geventis.
Career fair in Bahrenfeld
Career after your PhD? – Career fair in Bahrenfeld
Academia, industry or science management? The career fair, taking place in April 2019, was dedicated to different professional options after finishing the doctoral thesis. The 60 participants had the chance to meet 16 representatives of universities and extramural institutions. Besides lectures and a panel debate with the topic “From industry to academia and vice versa” they discussed their questions in small groups and individual conversations. Read more about the event here.
The next career fair will take place on November 4th-5th, 2021. Detailed information will be published here and in Geventis.