Exchanging and networking with fellow doctoral students is not only interesting and advantageous for one’s own research activities – it also brings some variety into the daily working routine, enables new contacts, and is simply fun. This is why the University of Mannheim offers doctoral students various opportunities to network with each other.
Possibilities to network with other doctoral students of the same department in order to exchange ideas on subject-specific questions exist both within structured doctoral programs and at most of the chairs. In addition, the individual doctoral students' councils organize regular meetings, such as the doctoral students Stammtisch and group discussions.
Everyone who is open for interdisciplinary networking can do so by attending the following events and joining the following student organizations:
Each year in spring, the central university institutions organize a get-together for doctoral students, postdocs, and junior professors. Get to know other early-stage researchers and inform yourself about the programs offered by the various institutions in a relaxed atmosphere over coffee, tea, croissants, and pretzels.
Once every semester, the doctoral students’ councils organize a Summer or Winter School for all doctoral students at the University of Mannheim. In addition to academic topics, questions regarding the daily challenges of early-stage researchers will be discussed both with each other and together with the invited experts.
The WUMAN network provides female but also male doctoral students and post-doctoral researchers with numerous opportunities for networking and continuing education. Participants have the opportunity to get to know each other and talk to or network with other researchers from the university and other research institutions at brown bag lunches taking place once a month at lunchtime, in workshops or at various other events.
The Open Science Meetup is the right place for everyone who wants to expand their horizons and discuss questions of national and international academic culture. The doctoral students Stammtisch organized by early-stage researchers invites all those interested in getting together and exchanging ideas in a relaxed atmosphere – both experts and Open Science novices are welcome.