More than 100 young scientists welcomed at the National PhD Day

Published on 06/11/2017

On 26 October 2017, more than 100 first-year young scientists who have chosen a public institution in Luxembourg to begin their scientific careers, were welcomed at the second edition of the “National PhD welcome day” which took place at the University of Luxembourg at Belval (LU).

The event was organized under the lead of the University of Luxembourg, in partnership with the Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST), the Luxembourg Institute of Health (LIH), the Luxembourg Institute of Socio Economic Research (LISER), the Max Planck Institute Luxembourg for Procedural Law (MPI) as well as, Euraxess Luxembourg, the national service centre for researchers set up in the country, LuxDoc, the association for young researchers in Luxembourg, the OpenAIRE project and the Luxembourg National Research Fund (FNR).

At the event, Prof Tonie Van Dam, Vice-Rector for Doctoral Education and Training, Gender, and International Relations started with a welcome speech and an overview of the Luxembourg’s research landscape. Following the welcome speech, the PhD candidates were also informed about the topic of Open Science as Gareth O’Neill, president of the European PhD association EURODOC, who held a keynote lecture on “Open Science for early-career researchers”. 

Later on the day, the young scientists present were able to discuss important topics on their respective fields of research and get in contact with peers from different disciplines. Some important subjects were covered such as What goes on in doctoral training and research in the country? What's life like in the Greater Region of Luxembourg, followed by a standing buffet for networking and a pub quiz to conclude the event.

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