Sommerfest of the Graduate Academy

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Sommerfest of the Graduate Academy
Image: Jan-Peter Kasper (University of Jena)

The Friedrich Schiller University Jena regularly organises events in order to support communicative exchange and networking.

Information on the regular events can be found in detail below. The search mask offers you an overview of all events since 2019.

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16:15 · Informationsveranstaltung
Typische Karrierewege und (langfristige) Berufschancen in der Wissenschaft
  • This event is not open to the public.
12:00 · Informationsveranstaltung
Welcome to PhD Day 2023! Here you can catch up on important subjects and offers for the PhD phase

Regularly occuring events

Welcome to the Doctorate Expand entry
Welcome Event Welcome Event Image: Christoph Worsch (University of Jena)

At this Welcome Event, all new doctoral candidates are welcomed by the Vice-President for Young Researchers and Diversity Management. At this two-hour event, the city of Jena and Friedrich Schiller University are presented to the new doctoral candidates, of which there are approximately 450 each year. The focus of these presentations is to inform new doctoral candidates about the offers for support that are available.

Additional information according the event this year, you can find here.

PhD Day Expand entry
PhD Day PhD Day Image: Christoph Worsch (University of Jena)

Once a year, the Graduate Academy offers a PhD Day with an information fair and various talks. At the information fair, doctoral candidates and prospective candidates can gain information about PhD-relevant topics at Jena University. In the talks, you can get answers to questions like: How can I finance my PhD? How can I manage my doctoral work with a family? How can I finish my PhD?

Additional information, including impressions from the last event, can be found here.

"Three Minute Thesis" - Competition Expand entry
Three Minute Thesis Competiton Three Minute Thesis Competiton Image: Christoph Worsch (University of Jena)

In the evening of the PhD Day, there will be the Jena final of the internationally renowned Three Minute Thesis Competition®. In this event, doctoral candidates from all disciplines present their dissertations in English, on one slide only and with no more than three minutes time! A jury will award the winner.

Additional information, including impressions from the last event, can be found here.

Summer party of Graduate Academy Expand entry
Sommerfest Sommerfest Image: Christoph Worsch (University of Jena)

Each year, at the end of May the Graduate Academy has a Sommerfest at the House for Young Researchers. Jena's young researchers participate in the programme. There is an exhibition of photos of the most creative self-made doctoral hat, and other young researchers present a look into their current research at a science slam. Afterwards there is music and networking.

Additional information, including impressions from the last event, can be found here.

Schillertag (Schiller Day) and Graduation Ceremony Expand entry
Festive Ceremony on Schillertag Festive Ceremony on Schillertag Image: Jan-Peter Kasper (University of Jena)

The graduation ceremony and presentation of doctoral diplomas takes place once a year, on Schillertag. Schillertag is the academic holiday of the Friedrich Schiller University Jena and its community of friends and supporters. It is in honor of the inaugural lecture of the namesake of the university and is followed by the university's Sommerfest.

Schillertag is where doctoral and habilitation prizes are awarded and where all doctoral candidates are honoured who completed their doctoral degrees at Friedrich Schiller University Jena in the previous year. All finished doctorates will also be included in a yearbook. Doctorates who participate in this event receive this yearbook along with their doctoral diploma. Family members and friends, as well as the doctoral commissions, are also welcome to attend.

Additional information, including impressions from the last event, can be found here.

Career Days Expand entry

Doctoral candidates and postdocs face at some point the question of how to shape their career after the doctoral and in the postdoc phase. During the Career Days they will gain insights into career possibilities in academia and get the opportunity to explore strategies for applications in industry and society.

The Career Days take place once a year in autumn. Further information can be found here de.

Impressions of the events

Welcome Event
Image: Christoph Worsch (University of Jena)
Welcome Event
Image: Jan-Peter Kasper (University of Jena)
Welcome Event
Image: Christoph Worsch (University of Jena)
Welcome Event
Image: Jan-Peter Kasper (University of Jena)
Welcome Event
Image: Jan-Peter Kasper (University of Jena)
PhD Day
Image: Christoph Worsch (University of Jena)
PhD Day
Image: Christoph Worsch (University of Jena)
PhD Day
Image: Christoph Worsch (University of Jena)
PhD Day
Image: Christoph Worsch (University of Jena)
PhD Day
Image: Jan-Peter Kasper (University of Jena)
PhD Day
Image: Christoph Worsch (University of Jena)
PhD Day
Image: Jan-Peter Kasper (University of Jena)