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.
Career fair in Bahrenfeld
Career after your PhD: Academia, industry, business or science management?
If you’re thinking about the time after your PhD, here’s a great event for you: “Career after your PhD: Academia, industry, business or science management?” on 4-5 November 2021 will give you an overview on various career paths and opportunities for scientists.
The days start with unique keynote talks and continue after lunch with round table discussions with numerous professionals. In 5-6 parallel sessions, they will report on their personal career path and answer your questions. You will gain insight on career orientation and entrepreneurial thinking.
In the following week, on Nov 9, 11 and 12 you will also have the possibility to receive your personal CV check.
Please note: The places are limited – early registration is strongly recommended. Allocation of the available places follows the "first come, first served" principle. The round table slots will be assigned after the registration deadline on 11 October. Until you receive a final confirmation, your registration is pending.
Workshop Visual Science Communication
November 10th-11th 2021, online – Sign up in Geventis
Methods for Presentations with Scientific Posters and Powerpoint Slides
How can visual means help to present scientific discussions on slides in a clear and comprehensible way? And how can I use my scientific poster at a conference to arouse interest and ensure the desired transfer of information? In this course we deal with visual methods and how you can use them specifically for your work.
Welcome Night for Doctoral Candidates at MIN Faculty
November 22nd 2021, 18:00 – 19:45, Sign up via this form
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.
MINGS Lunch Breaks
While the need to control the Corona pandemic still requires physical distancing, the MINGS Lunch Breaks, monthly casual get-togethers, offer a virtual forum for doctoral candidates at MIN faculty to talk about challenges related to their doctoral studies and get in touch with peers beyond their own research group. In the following months, we will tackle topics such as conflicts with supervisors, doing your PhD & parenthood, stress management etc. You are welcome to send us suggestions for topics that are relevant to you!
You can register for the upcoming Lunch break either via the link above or on this page, where you can also find more information on the past Lunch breaks.
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!
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.