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  • 8-11 July 2019 / European Doctoral Summer School in York

    Hosted in the beautiful city of York, UK the 2nd Annual European Research Summer School provides a unique opportunity for 15 exceptional doctoral research students (5 each from the Universities of York, Münster and Maastricht) to come together to develop their professional skills, share and exchange ideas and network.

    Each of the collaborating Universities have in common a rich history, vibrant culture and commitment to developing and supporting research excellence. The Graduate Centre at the University of Münster, the York Graduate Research School and the Staff Career Centre of Maastricht University (in collaboration with the department of Internationalisation) each provide excellent programmes of training and support to enable research students to achieve their potential as leaders in industry, academia or third sector. The doctoral school brings together the best of that training to enable exceptional doctoral students to come together as an international community of practitioners who aspire to change the world through exceptional research.

    The host organisation York will provide accommodation and food. Travel costs to the summer school will be covered by the students’ home institution. Participating students must ensure that they have sufficient insurance coverage (health, liability), as these are not provided by the host and home university.


    Click here to see the this year's programme and here to see how doctoral candidates benefited from last year's summer school in Münster.


    We are grateful to our colleagues from International Office, whose involvement was essential in making the last year's and this year's summer school happen.

WWU Graduate Centre's programme

Academics are expected to have qualifications that go beyond the expertise in one's field and skilfulness in academic work. Project, time, and self management as well as leadership and communication skills are required in many professional areas. In cooperation with relevant institutions, the WWU Graduate Centre offers a tailored qualification programme with courses and workshops for all PhDs and postdocs. The programme is designed to meet the demands and needs of academic as well as non-academic career development.

Programme brochure SS2019


Registration here.

If you are not yet allowed to use the Dr. title and have registered for events for postdocs, please let us know (events.gc@uni-muenster.de).


Our trainers invest great effort in ensuring that events are participant-oriented. There is also a great demand among participants for our events and the waiting lists are long. Please register only for those events that you can really attend. If something prevents you from attending, please let us know three days in advance at the latest.

If you miss two events that you have registered for in one semester without contacting us to explain your absence beforehand, your spots will be automatically offered to those on the waiting list and your name will be taken off all lists of participants in the current and next semester. Exceptions are illnesses or injuries: Please send us a short note on the day of the event at the latest.

Thank you for your understanding.


We send out Certificates of Attendance at the end of the semester. Thank you for your patience.