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Graduate School’s Presentation Event for Doctoral Projects

Friday, 21st October, 2022, approx. from 09:00 to 17:00

The presentation event is currently planned as an event in presence. However, depending on the development of the pandemic and the expected number of participants, it is possible that the event will at last be turned into an online format.

The presentation day offers the opportunity to present one's own doctoral project, to discuss it with other doctoral candidates and professors and to get to know other members and their doctoral projects.

Who is invited to participate?

Doctoral projects at all stages will be presented and discussed. Therefore, those who are still in the beginning or planning stages of their research project are invited to present their project as well as those who have already started or can present results.

Presentations in English are just as welcome as presentations in German.

How can you participate?

Depending on your preference, you can choose from three variants of how to present your dissertation project:

1) Lightning talk with discussion in approx. 15 minutes:
The lightning talk should present your research question, the method and, if applicable, the first results of your research project in a pointed manner and in a form that is understandable for people outside the field. Afterwards, there is an opportunity for questions and a short discussion. The presentation should take about 5-10 minutes and the discussion 10-5 minutes.

2) Poster presentation:
The research project will be presented in the form of a scientific poster. The posters will be available for viewing by the participants during the presentation day.  During a poster tour with fixed time slots, the authors will answer questions about their posters and talk to interested participants about their research topic.

3) Short presentation with discussion in approx. 25 minutes:
The short presentation gives you a little more time to present and discuss one or two details of your research project, but should also be understandable for people outside the field. In order to leave enough time for discussion, however, the presentation should not exceed 15 minutes either.

The programme:

The programme includes a short welcome and a presentation of the Graduate School and its offers by the spokeswoman, Prof. Dr. Jutta Stahl, short and lightning talks, poster tours as well as an inspirational talk on the Third Mission potential that may be contained in research work at the Faculty of Human Sciences.

The final programme will be arranged on the basis of the concrete doctoral projects of the participants.

All participants are therefore requested to submit an abstract of their doctoral project of no more than one page at the same time as their registration, but by 04.10.2022 at the latest, to: Graduiertenschule-HF[at]

The final programme will then be announced after the end of the registration period.

However, the following programme outline should give you a preliminary impression of what to expect.

Preliminary programme:

09:00-10:00 Welcome and introduction to the Graduate School by the spokesperson, Prof. Dr. Jutta Stahl, Vice Dean for Academic Career and Equal Opportunities
10:00-10:25 Inspirational talk by Hanna Zimmermann, Transfer Scout at the Faculty of Human Sciences:
Third Mission potential in the Human Sciences

Lightning talks and short presentations
Short break
Poster tour

13:00-14:00 Lunch break

Poster tour
Short break
Short presentations and lightning talks

Closing with Opportunity for informal exchange

Active membership:

Yearly attendance at a presentation event of the Graduate School counts as an activity in the sense of active membership in the Graduate School and entitles you to take full advantage of event and financial support offers.


Please register at: Graduiertenschule-HF[at]

When registering, please indicate which stage of your doctorate you are at (beginning - middle - end) and whether you would prefer to present your doctoral project in the form of a poster, a lightning talk or a short talk of 25 minutes.

The deadline for registration and abstract submission is Tuesday, 4th October, 2022.

Date and Venue:

Friday, 21st October, 2022, approx.. 09:00-17:00

Meeting Room of the Dean's Office, Room 0.105
Main Building of the Faculty of Human Sciences, ground floor
Gronewaldstrasse 2
D-50931 Cologne