Special Events at the SMiP group

In addition to the regular qualification program, the SMiP group organizes special events that are listed on this page.

Coping with the ongoing pandemia, we initiated several special offers within the SMiP group, i.e. Digital PI Consultation Hours (on demand) and informal SMiP gatherings after work. A special project in spring 2021 was the February of Failures initiative. Additionally, the SMiP equal opportunities committee invited Stefan Diestel (University of Wuppertal) to give a short workshop on self-regulation.

In fall 2021, we will start a new project, i.e. a talk series on career options after the doctorate. Another novelty is the voluntary PhD colloquium, organized by SMiP PhD candidates.

Career options after the doctorate

In the initial session Thorsten Meiser will give an overview on potential career paths, while in the subsequent sessions practitioner from different work areas will report on their individual experiences.

More information on that Coaching measure can be found here.

Regular SMiP Gathering

In addition to the formal teaching events, this regular gathering allows for informal after work meetings – on the first Monday of every month.

The next gathering is scheduled for Monday, 04 October 2021 (starting at 7 pm).

Digital PI Consultation Hours

Considering the restricted travel possibilities and the reduced room for informal interactions during digital events, the SMiP group decided to facilitate the PhD Candidates' contact with their co-advisors and other SMiP PIs digitally. The consultation hours are scheduled via the coordinating center.

Voluntary PhD Colloquium

The purpose of the PhD Colloquium is mutual support and opportunity for cooperation – across SMiP locations and despite restrictions due to Covid-19. PhD Candidates will be able to book time slots to present and freely discuss a challenge in their dissertation projects.