Promotion of Young Researchers
The Interdisciplinary Doctorate Colloquium

The Interdisciplinary Doctorate Colloquium

Alternating professors of TRUST once a year invite postgraduate students to an interdisciplinary doctorate colloquium. Young scientists dealing with issues of spatial transformation but without a concrete dissertation plan are welcome to attend as well.

The objective of these annual colloquia is to train interdisciplinary skills. While presenting one's own thesis topic, methods and theories used are to be elucidated, i.e. their usefulness for non-specialists is to be explained comprehensibly. Moreover, through the exchange between PhD students, new and fruitful ideas for their own research are conveyed to all parties.

Since 2014, subject-specific and more methodologically oriented colloquia are alternating. During the summer term 2014, the "Journal Club" took place for the first time. It is conducted by Prof. Dr. Christiane Meyer, and in it academic articles are read, analysed and discussed together. In addition, Prof. Dr. Felix Müller, publischer and editor-in-chief of the magazine "Ecological Indicators", about the requirements of publications.