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Presentation Event for dissertation projects in Summer Term 2021

Friday, 11th June, 2021, approx. 9 am to 4:30 pm, online, as a Zoom video conference.

Who is invited to participate?

Dissertation projects at all stages should be presented and discussed. Therefore, those who are still at the beginning or in the planning stage of their research project are invited to present their project, as well as those who have already started their research or can present (first) results.
Presentations in English are just as welcome as presentations in German.

How can you participate?

Depending on your preferences, you can choose between two ways of presenting your dissertation project:

Short presentation with discussion in about 15 minutes:
The short lecture should present your research question, the method and, if applicable, the first results of your research project in a concise way and in a form that can be understood even by those not familiar with the subject. Afterwards there will be an opportunity for further questions and a short discussion. The presentation should take about 5-10 minutes and the discussion about 10-5 minutes.

Poster presentation:
The research project will be presented in the form of a scientific poster.
The posters will be available for the participants to view during the introductory session.
During a virtual poster walk, the authors answer questions about their posters and discuss their research topic with interested participants. In order to give the authors of the posters the opportunity to visit the posters of their fellow doctoral students, the poster tours will also be structured in time slots.

The program:

The final program will be arranged according to the participants' concrete doctoral projects.

Therefore, all participants are asked to submit an abstract of their doctoral project of no more than one page together with their application, but no later than 26th May, 2021, to

The definite program will be announced after the end of the registration period.
However, the following program outline should give you a preliminary idea of what to expect.

Preliminary program outline:

09:00-09:15 Welcome by the Spokeswoman of the Graduate School, Vice-Dean of Research, Prof. Dr. Jutta Stahl
09:15-10:45 Short lectures
  Virtual poster walk
10:45-11:00 Short Break
11:00-12:30 Short lectures
  Virtual poster walk
12:30-13:15 Lunch Break
13:15-14:45 Short lectures
  Virtual poster walk
14:45-15:00 Short lectures
15:00-16:30 Virtual poster walk
  Short lectures
From 16:30 Closing and opportunity for informal exchange


Please register under:

When registering, please let us know at what stage of your doctoral studies (beginning - middle - end) you are at and whether you would prefer to present your doctoral project in the form of a poster or a short lecture.

The deadline for registration and submission of abstracts is Wednesday, 26th May, 2021.

We are looking forward to getting to know you and your doctoral project in June!