The annual, three-day symposium encourages our doctoral researchers to look beyond the borders of their disciplines and become aware of solution concepts from divergent scientific fields. Up to 200 participants - from doctoral researchers, project team leaders to principal investigators – 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', 2018: 'Science without borders'). 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.

The 14th IGSSE Forum, scheduled for 4-6 May 2020 had to be cancelled due to the implications of the COVID-19 pandemic. Read IGSSE Director Prof. Barbara Wohlmuth´s message in our news section.