22 November 2018

National PhD Welcome Day 2018

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Welcome to all new PhD candidates from all over the world who start their doctoral research in Luxembourg!

We warmly invite you to the third edition of the National PhD Welcome Day

When? 22nd November 2018 from 13.00

Where? @ Halle des Poches à Fonte, Campus Belval

What? The special focus of this year's event is Science communication to the public

Want to know more about the research landscape in Luxembourg? Network with doctoral candidates and organisers of doctoral training? What is life like in Luxembourg? Come join us! You will exchange and have fun with fellow young researchers.

Click now to register... the deadline is November 5th! 

A sandwich-lunch and dinner provided as welll as live music, a quiz and a juggle show. 

The National PhD Welcome Day 2018 is organised under the lead of LISER, in partnership with the University of Luxembourg, LIST, LIH, MPI, LuxDoc, EURAXESS and FNR.

Programme for the National PhD Welcome Day 2018

13:00 – 14:00 Arrival of Participants, registration / Sandwich Lunch
14:00 – 14:10 Welcome Speech
by Prof. Aline Muller, CEO of LISER
14:10– 14:20 Presentation of Doctoral Training and Research at the University of Luxembourg
by Dr. Philippe Delfosse, Advisor to the Vice-Rector for Research, University of Luxembourg
14:20 – 14:35 Research Integrity
by Dr. Katrina Bramstedt, Secretary General of the Luxembourg Agency for Research Integrity (LARI)
14:35 – 14:45

  • Presentation of LUXDOC, Luxembourg’s Young Researchers Association
    by Johannes Hendrik FAHNER, President of LUXDOC
  • Presentation of EURAXESS
    by Mrs. Barbara DANIEL, EURAXESS Luxembourg
14:45 – 15:30


  • Considerations for Researchers to Engage with Society
    by Mr. Jean-Paul Bertemes, Head of Science in Society, FNR
  • DESCOM project (science communication)
    by Prof. Serge Haan, University of Luxembourg
  • Personal experience in public outreach: a testimony
    by Mr. Max Wolter, PhD candidate, University of Luxembourg
15:30 – 16:15  Group photo followed by coffee break
16:15 – 17:15

Break out groups Science In Society

  • “How to present your research in a pitch? In an article?”
    by Mr. Jean-Paul Bertemes, FNR @ Halle des Poches à Fonte
  • “How to present your research in a hands-on workshop? ”
    by Mr. Joseph Rodesch, alias Mr. Science, FNR @ Luxembourg Learning center, Learning Hub LH 2.02
17:15 – 18:00

Plenary: The PhD as a juggling experience. Interactive session with a professional Juggler: Mr. Till Pöhlmann

  • Show Opening
  • Teaching the steps to learn to juggle from 1 up to 3 Balls with a link to the three main challenges to achieve the PhD.
  • Final show with LED-Juggling, Balls, Clubs, Sticks
18:00 – 20:00  Quiz organised by LUXDOC
18:30 - 20:00 Walking Dinner
20:00 - 21:30 Live music, Sitta Quartet
22:00  End of the programme

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