Karlsruhe House of Young Scientists (KHYS)

KIT PhD Days 2018



The forth KIT PhD days took place on September 24 to 27, 2018. According to the theme INFORMATION — ORIENTATION — NETWORKING, various presentations and workshops on different topics were held. About 200 doctoral researchers at KIT and those interested in doing a PhD took the opportunity to get an overview of the diverse aspects of a doctorate or to get a deeper insight into topics like financing, publishing or career management.

During the welcome event participants found out how they can use the PhD-phase to develop themselves on personal and professional level. The target group of this event where PhD-students from Germany and abroad. Besides a general presentation about Services for PhDs at the KIT, two former PhD-students shared their experiences to give a personal impression about being a PhD-student at KIT. Moreover there was enough time, during a get-together, to expand their personal network and get to know each other.

In the workshop “Promotion – ja oder nein?” (Doing a PhD – yes or no?) students interested in doing a PhD could evaluate if a PhD suits to them and get some information about the specific requirements and conditions of a PhD at KIT. 

As a result of the positive feedback, the next PhD days are already at a planning stage.