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Dear DocNet Member,

We are delighted about your keen and continued interest in our cultural, professional, sporty, and leisure events! And trust us, we are eager to organize more of them for you. Please note also the calls and courses of our appreciated partners, below.
  1. DocNet Alpine Weekend - last-minute chance to participate!
  2. DocNet Lunch in September
  3. PhD Graduation Day with UBS
  4. DocNet Running Dinner - Register now!
  5. DocNet Goes Pfalz - be quick to save one of the last few places!
  6. We want you: Participate at the St.Gallen Science Slam!
  7. Save the Date: 17th DocNet Symposium
  8. DocNet Running Team
  9. DocNet Calendar Subscription
  10. Follow DocNet on Professional Networks!
  11. DocNet Job Portal - Find your Career Opportunity!
  12. FHSG+ Hike to Alvier
  13. PhD Courses at Copenhagen Business School
  14. Citizen Science Winter School - Transforming research through public participation

DocNet Alpine Weekend - last-minute chance to participate!

Update: A few places became available! For anybody (and their +1) spontaneous enough, click here to register.

Be prepared for another highlight DocNet event. On 31st of August and 1st of September we will hike to the Fründenhütte (2562m above sea level – close by the Fründen glacier. Enjoy a breathtaking view, the sporty challenge in an alpine environment, great company and tremendous fun!

When: Saturday to Sunday, 31 August - 1st September, @ Kandersteg
Vorschaubild Kandersteg

PhD Graduation Day with UBS

For all those, who have finished their PhDs: Congratulations! Now, all that's separating you from the title you've worked so hard for, is the official ceremony. For this special occasion, we and our sponsor UBS will do our best to make this day truly special for you and your beloved ones.

To all our DocNet graduates: In case you have not booked your space for the graduation lunch in cooperation with UBS yet, then this is your chance to make sure you do not miss out on this great event.

When: Monday, September 16th, starting 11.00 am

DocNet Lunch in September

Join us and your fellow PhD colleagues for our monthly lunch meet-up! The hassle-free opportunity to get to know your fellow PhD students, exchange ideas, and to unwind for a moment while having lunch.

When & where: Wednesday, September 18th, 12:00pm @ HSG-Mensa
DocNet Lunch

DocNet Running Dinner - Register now!

Back by popular demand: On 25 September we will organise another round of our famous DocNet Running Dinner! A great opportunity to get to know new people, or to have a lovely evening with familiar ones. Also, a great chance for new PhD students to settle in - you're warmly welcome to participate.

What's a running dinner?

You don't need to be a DocNet member yet to participate! Any PhD student is welcome to participate, so spread the word :)

No partner? No problem! We'll gladly match you with somebody.

When: Wednesday, September 25th, 6.30 pm @ St.Gallen
Running Dinner

DocNet goes Pfalz - be quick to save one of the last few places!

The much anticipated trip and wine-tasting event of the year!

This October, we will be enjoying one of the most beautiful countrysides of Germany with lots of good wine, enjoyable companionship and delicious food. Join us, as we make most of a golden October together. You're in for a very special treat: A three-castle hike through Germany's biggest forest, winetasting and a vineyard walk, and a visit to history-laden Hambacher Schloss are just a few of the memorable highlights we will enjoy together.

For further information and the schedule head to the event on our website.

Be quick to book, as the event is in high demand and places are limited!

When: Friday to Sunday, October 18-20th, Departure 16.30 pm @ St.Gallen
Flyer Pfalzweekend

We want you: Participate at the St.Gallen Science Slam!

On 14th November, KUGL St.Gallen will host its first Science Slam. For that, students and scientists willing to participate are still needed. Present your research in a fun and engaging way to a wide and diverse audience. To participate as a slammer, please contact organiser Tobias Truetsch directly via email. Please make sure to briefly describe your topic / research when contacting him. Of course, participation as a slammer is free.

When & where: Thursday, November 14th , 8.00 pm @ KUGL St. Gallen
Science Slam We want you!

Save the Date: 17th DocNet Symposium

Are you interested in how to bridge motivation gaps? If so, this year's symposium on "Motivation - What makes you get out of bed every morning" perfectly suits you. We have invited speakers from the worlds of sport, science and industry to discuss questions about intrinsic and extrinsic motivation from different perspectives.

Please SAVE THE DATE: 22. November 2019!

In addition, you have the unique opportunity to participate in the selection of speakers. Tell us by e-mail ( which motivation coach we should invite to the Symposium. We are looking forward to many ideas and suggestions!”

When & where: Friday, November 22nd @ WBZ Holzweid

DocNet Running Team

Are you interested in getting to know the best running tracks around St.Gallen? Then join our DocNet Running Group! We get together once a week for an exciting jogging excursion. We meet at 7:00pm at the University Sports Hall and then make our way through the nearby Rotmonten running trails. No registration necessary, just pop by!

The running group is intended for both beginners and advanced runners. We will run at (almost) all weather conditions! If you need more information, write to Joachim ( or Florian (

When & where: Every Tuesday, 7.00 pm @ In front of University Sports Hall

DocNet Calendar Subscription!

Stay up to date and subscribe to the DocNet Calendar! Instructions here.

Follow DocNet on Professional Networks!

Stay updated and connect with your peers: Follow DocNet on LinkedIn or join our group on XING.

Further Recommendations

DocNet Job Portal - Find your Career Opportunity!

Your are in the final stage of your dissertation? You are looking for the next step in your career?

Then our Job Portal is worth a visit! Browse through job offerings from esteemed companies tailored to PhDs, that will bring your career up to speed.

FHSG+ Hike to Alvier

FHSG+ hiking team invites you to join for a hike to Alvier on Sunday, 22nd September. Your opportunity to meet interesting people from FHSG and HSG.

The FHSG+ hiking team is a private initiative and open for employees of the University of Applied Sciences St.Gallen and University of St.Gallen. It serves to interdisciplinary exchange and the exchange between educational locations of the City of St.Gallen. Alumni, friends, family, partners are cordially invited.

Click here for the flyer (in German)

When: Sunday, September 22nd, 7.15 am @ St.Gallen Train Station in front of Coop

PhD Courses at Copenhagen Business School

In the fall semester, Copenhagen Business School offers two new PhD courses: Advanced Topics in Leadership Research and Case-Study Approaches to Theory Building.

The course Case-Study Approaches to Theory Building will take place from 4 – 8 November 2019 at Copenhagen Business School. The registration deadline is 23 September 2019.

Citizen Science Winter School - Transforming research through public participation

What skills and competencies are useful to facilitate a citizen science project? What ethical aspects are to be considered? What are the potentials of citizen science for increased dialogue between science and society? Can citizen science bridge scientific research and societal practices? How can citizen science transform practices and principles in research?

These and other issues will be covered in the Citizen Science Winter School for early career researchers organized by the University of Zurich and ETH Zurich from 12-17 January 2020 in Zurich. We offer a reduced fee and 2 ECTS credit points. You can find information on the program and how to apply on our website:
We wish you best of luck with your PhD-studies - and a great start to your semester!

Your DocNet-Team

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