The annual, three-day symposium encourages our doctoral researchers to look beyond the borders of their research environment and become aware of solution concepts from divergent scientific fields. Up to 200 participants - from doctoral researcher, project team leader to PI – join this exceptional event of interdisciplinary networking.
The scientific exchange is complemented by lectures, talks and workshops of changing leitmotifs (e.g. 2014: ‘International research: Opportunities and challenges’, 2015: ‘Employing networks’, 2016: ‘Smart cooperation – Science and technology in, with an for society’, 2017: ‘Manage your career’). Internationally renowned speakers (to date e.g. Nobel Prize Winner Bert Sakmann, Raoul Weiler - Club of Rome, or Fridolin Stary - Head R&D Wacker Chemie) incite discussions and set impulses with exclusive insights into their research and careers.
In peer-to-peer talks, successful IGSSE alumni share their experiences of postdoctoral careers in academia and industry.
Since 2017, employers have the opportunity to introduce their company or research institution at IGSSE´s exclusive career fair. Up to thirteen selected presenters may meet our exceptionally trained doctoral researchers from beginner to final research phase.