The programme attended by about 40 participants was launched by a presentation of the Department for Doctoral Studies of the MU Rectorate, with its "basic information package" for students from the first year of PhD studies. Attention was also focused on the wide range of opportunities students can take advantage of during their PhD studies. For example, the mentoring programme, TaC (Thesis Advisory Committee), or the mobility programmes that students are often very interested in were also mentioned several times.
"We believe that PhD Day provided our students (not only from master's degree programmes) with valuable information about the opportunities, benefits and conditions associated with doctoral studies, and outlined not only an overview of the options they can take advantage of during their studies, but also further career opportunities after the completion of their studies," said Vice-Dean for Doctoral Studies Prof. Luděk Bláha.
The program also included a section for questions from new or prospective PhD students. Applicants for PhD studies and those who were hesitant to apply could ask their more experienced colleagues (PhD students) questions about PhD studies, their conditions and further application in practice. The students were most interested in knowing whether the PhD studies have met young scientists' expectations or their recommendations regarding studies and placements abroad.
On the occasion of the PhD Day, an additional call for applications to the MUNI Mendel Doctorandus Programme was open. The Programme, officially launched at the last year's PhD Day brings together 60 students. The programme supports talented students actively preparing for future careers through trainings in interdisciplinary and transferable skills.
The conclusive coffee break brought the PhD Day to a pleasant end and gave the participants opportunity to make new contacts or to ask further questions.
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