Doctoral Consortium


The Doctoral Consortium (DC) is a forum for PhD students to present their work, to receive feedback and guidance by experienced researcher in the field. It is an opportunity to discuss first results, future plans, stumbling blocks and difficulties towards finishing their PhD research. It is a closed event where only PhD students can participate. Interested students should submit an extended research abstract describing:

  • The research topic (context, motivation, most important related work)
  • The research question you are trying to answer
  • The work so far (any studies or initial work)
  • The methods used so far
  • The planned next steps

Abstracts will be reviewed and selected on the basis of quality and the benefit students may derive from participating in the DC. Preference will be given to: students who have already worked at least 9 months on their PhD, and who have more than 9 months of work left to do.

Important Dates

  • Submission Deadline: 30 March 2020
  • Notification: 13 April 2020
  • Early Registration: 30 April 2020
  • Doctoral Consortium Day: 21 June 2020

Submission Instructions

A brief recommendation letter from their main thesis advisor supporting the candidate’s application