PhD Day

What does a doctoral study look like? What are the PhD students' rights and duties? What are the funding opportunities? What is the PhD study experience?

PhD Day answers all these questions (and many others). It‘s not only a handover of a complete package of information for PhD students (their rights, duties, grant opportunities, internships and research fellowships) but also an excellent opportunity to meet colleagues from other programs as well as from other faculties.

​The event is best suitable for the students at the beginning of their PhD study and those who are considering PhD study (namely undergraduate students who will finish their MSc), but everybody else is welcome as well.

PhD Day 2023: PhD is Just Beginning – Start Your Career!

Traditionally, PhD Day was held at the beginning of the autumn semester, this year, under the theme "PhD is just beginning - start your career!" Under this slogan, leaders of MU, representatives of the MU Rectorate, faculties and CEITEC Institute, as well as current PhD students shared their experiences and interesting tips with younger students and future PhD applicants. PEREX

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.

For more information about doctoral studies, please visit the website.

If you were not present at the Doctoral Day, check out the presentations on the following topics: Presentations about mobility programmes, Brno PhD Talent, the doctoral study guide or the presentation "Why a PhD and how to succeed".

PhD Intro Mobility Programmes Brno PhD Talent Why PhD + MUNI Mendel Doctorandus

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