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Dear DocNet Member,

We are delighted about your keen and continued interest in our cultural, career-oriented, sports, and social events! And trust us, we are eager to organize more of them for you. Please also note the calls and courses of our appreciated partners, below.

At a glance

  1. DocNet Christmas Party - TOMORROW!
  2. DocNet Lunch in January
  3. DocDrinks on Ice
  4. Save the Date: DocNet Skiing Day St. Anton
  5. Save the Date: DocNet General Assembly
  6. DocNet Running Team
  7. DocNet Calendar Subscription
  8. Follow DocNet on Professional Networks!
  9. DocNet Job Portal - Find your Career Opportunity!
  10. Young Investigators Programme: Events and Workshops Autumn 2019

DocNet Christmas Party

DocNet cordially invites you (and your +1) to celebrate with fellow PhD’s and to enjoy the Christmas spirit at our annual DocNet Christmas party at Meeting Point. We will have some awesome music, mulled wine, Christmas cookies, and, of course, space to dance. Join us for the last DocNet event of the year!

Register to take part in our Christmas tombola and win amazing prizes!

As per tradtion, we will head to Trischli afterwards (free entry for registered members!).

When & where: Friday, December 13th, 8.30pm @ Meeting Point

DocNet Lunch in January

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: Thursday, January 16th, 12.00pm @ HSG-Mensa

DocDrinks on Ice

DocDrinks go ice skating! Mulled wine, good company, and (optional) cheese fondue await you. The perfect way to enjoy wintertime!

On 23 January, we'll have our first DocDrinks of the year on ice at Winterzauber St.Gallen! You don't need to love ice skating - you can also just enjoy some hot mulled wine (first couple ones are on us, as usual), or a cheese fondue (not included - we have reserved some places). The table for Fondue lovers is reservered for 8 pm.

Please register, so we can make adequate reservations.

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

When & where: Thursday, January 23rd, 7.00pm @ St. Galler Eiszauber, Zeughaus Kreuzbleiche, Burgstrasse 50, 9000 St. Gallen

Save the Date: DocNet Skiing Day St. Anton

On February 1nd 2020, it's time again for the legendary DocNet Skiing Day in St. Anton. Get ready for a full day of skiing and snowboarding, après-ski, a sledging race, mulled wine and fondue!

When & where: Saturday, February 1st @ St. Anton

Save the Date: DocNet General Assembly 2020

Dear DocNet Members,

We cordially invite you to the DocNet General Assembly on 28 February 2020 at Abacus Research AG.
Please note that this event is exclusively for DocNet-Members. Non-Members are kindly invited to join us for the after-party at Trischli.

We warmly thank our event-sponsor Abacus for hosting us and are very much looking forward to a great general assembly together with you.

When & where: Friday, February 28th @ Abacus-Platz 1, Wittenbach, 9300 St.Gallen

DocNet Running Team

Interested in getting to know the best running tracks around St.Gallen or tired of running alone? Then join our DocNet Running Team! We get together once a week for a breath of fresh air and some exercise. We meet at 7.00 pm 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 ask in our WhatsApp group.

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

Join our DocNet Running Team WhatsApp group, to stay informed:


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!

You 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.

Young Investigators Programme: Events and Workshops Autumn 2019

To help you get the most out of your doctorate the Young Investigator Programme is once again running a series of trainings. Please follow this link to find an overview of our offers and services.
Courses and Events for Ph.D. students at the research stage and early Postdocs/Assistant Professors
Courses and Events for Ph.D. students at the coursework stage
PhD Writing Group
Need to have pages written? Our PhD Writing Group offers time and space for your writings (every Thursday morning). You get the chance to develop a writing routine and increase productivity.

The Group is already running. Would you like to join? Just drop us an email:
YIP events are free of charge for HSG PhD-students. If you want to register for any of our courses or have questions please send us an email to
We wish you all the best with your PhD-studies, and happy holidays!

Your DocNet-Team

DocNet -- Doctoral Network at the University of St.Gallen

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