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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 Lunch in August
  2. DocNet Alpine Weekend
  3. DocDrinks in August
  4. PhD Awarding Ceremony with UBS
  5. DocNet Goes Pfalz - Save the Date
  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. PhD Courses at Copenhagen Business School
  13. PhD Insights: A Horváth & Partners Networking-Event

DocNet Lunch in August

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, August 14th, 12.00 pm @ HSG-Mensa

DocNet Alpine Weekend - fully booked!

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

DocDrinks in August

Chances are, that you've just arrived at HSG for your PhD studies and haven't met awfully many persons yet. Or, you have seen a bunch of new faces and are curious about getting to know them. Perhaps you just welcome the chance to see some friendly faces again. Our DocDrinks event gives you the opportunity to do exactly that!

Tag along, meet your PhD peers in a casual atmosphere, and get in touch with new members of our ever-growing DocNet community. As always early comers are rewarded: The first couple of drinks are on us, so pop-by early!

We will have a survey about your preferred location in St.Gallen soon. So watch out in our Facebook group and have your say!

New PhDs are warmly welcome! You have new colleagues? Bring them along and introduce them to the DocNet community.

When & where: Thursday, August 22nd, 7:30 pm @ tbd

PhD Awarding Ceremony 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.

A very special treat awaits you: An exclusive art presentation by digital artist Daniel Birnbaum and an art tour through HSG's vast collection!

More information soon!

When & where: Monday, September 16th, throughout the day @ HSG

DocNet goes Pfalz - Save the Date!

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.

Save the date, more details soon!

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, 14th November, 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, 22nd November, @ 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.

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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.

New listings:

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 Advanced Topics in Leadership Research will take place from 30 September – 4 October 2019 at Copenhagen Business School. The registration deadline is 19 August 2019.

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.

PhD Insights: A Horváth & Partners Networking-Event

With this networking event, held in German, we offer committed doctoral students a platform for intensive discussions on current and innovative topics. This year's topic „Das benötigen Unternehmen, um die Wellen der Digitalisierung zu nehmen" focuses on digital transformation.

7 - 8 October 2019, Horváth & Partners, Stuttgart Office
Visit to apply now. Places are limited.
PhD-Insights Flyer
We wish you best of luck with your PhD-studies - and a wonderful semester break!

Your DocNet-Team

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