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Dear DocNet Member,

Thanks for being part of our community and for your interest in our cultural, professional, sports, and social events! We are excited to organize more of them for you. Make sure to also check out the calls and courses of our appreciated partners below.

At a glance

  1. DocHike Säntis Breakfast - This Sunday - Register now!
  2. DocNet Lunch in July
  3. DocNet Running Team
  4. DocNet-DAC Get-Together in Zurich - Register now!
  5. 18th DocNet Symposium - Save the Date!
  6. DocNet Event Calendar Subscription
  7. DocNet Job Portal - Find your Career Opportunity!
  8. Sailing on Lake Constance
  9. Young Investigators Programme: Events and Workshops Summer 2020
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Pizol Hike

DocHike Säntis Breakfast

on Sunday, 12th of July, we have a very special early-bird event planned for you. We will have lunch at the summit of the Säntis – the highest mountain in the Alpstein with an altitude of over 2,500 metres. To reach the mountain, we will start at the Schwägalp and hike our way up on the direct way. During the hike, we can enjoy breathtaking views over the Swiss mountains.

We will meet at 8:00 am at the St.Gallen train station (track 2). We then travel with public transport to the Schwägalp, where we start our hike at 9:15 am. At the Säntis summit, we will enjoy lunch together. Afterwards, we use the Schwebebahn (cable car) back to the Schwägalp and drive back to St.Gallen.
Please note that it is important to bring appropriate boots and outfit, sunscreen, some energy snacks, and enough drinking water for about 3 hours of hiking.

The event requires good weather conditions and won’t take place in case of bad weather. A final notification (confirmation or cancellation of the event) will be sent to everyone who registered the day before. If you have any questions, please contact Daniel Fauser (

You should be free from giddiness and be able to ascend around 400 meters in altitude per hour. Please be aware of the risks a hiking tour in the mountains can bear. DocNet is only the organizer of the tour and cannot be made responsible for personal safety.

The tickets are free of charge, however you will have to cover the lunch (DocNet pays for one drink) and the ride with the Schwebebahn (19 CHF with Halbtax/GA or CHF 38 without) yourselves.
We are looking forward to exploring the Alpstein with you!


DocNet Lunch in July

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, July 16th, 12.00pm @ HSG-Mensa

Save the Date - DocNet-DAC Get-Together in Zurich

It is time for a DocDrinks Special! On July 23, DocNet, together with the Doctoral Alumni Club (DAC), invites you to a Get-Together between current and former HSG-PhDs in the Rimini Bar, Badweg 10, Zurich. There, you will have a chance to meet with your current colleagues and to chat with former HSG-PhDs in a relaxing afterwork atmosphere.

Participation is free but arriving early will pay-off. First rounds are on us!
Transport: We will take the train at 6:25pm starting in St.Gallen to ensure punctual arrival – do not forget your face mask

Please, register for the event below so that we can keep track of the participants.

Important note due to the current situation: You will have to register at on the day of the event (July 23) and it is necessary to verify your registration at the bar with your mobile number. In addition, please bring your identity card.

When? Thursday, 23.07., 20:00-23:30
Where? Rimini Bar, Badweg 10, Zurich

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 (

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

Save the Date - 18th DocNet Symposium

Thriving in chaos – how to master adverse situations. We live in a world of increasing globalization and digitalization, characterized by constant change and uncertainty. The recent pandemic has demonstrated just how fragile the global construct has become, inflicting chaos upon each and every one of us. One thing we know for certain: it is not the first time we witness such chaos and it definitely will not be the last. Therefore, the 18th DocNet Symposium will focus on the topic of thriving in such chaotic situations.

Please SAVE THE DATE: 20. November 2020!

This year again, you have the unique opportunity to participate in the selection of speakers. Tell us by e-mail ( which speakers you would like to hear at the Symposium. We are looking forward to many ideas and suggestions!

When & where: Friday, 20th November 2020, @ WBZ Holzweid

DocNet Event Calendar Subscription!

Never miss an DocNet event ever again! Stay updated by subscribing to the DocNet event calendar in your calendar app (such as Outlook) of choice! Instructions here.

Further Information and 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.

Sailing on Lake Constance

Dear doctoral students

We are a small pool of doctoral students who sail regularly on Lake Constance. We would like to expand our group - both experienced sailors and beginners are welcome. To keep it simple, we have started a WhatsApp group for everyone interested. Depending on the wind we go out on the water 1-2 times a week - we will communicate the dates in the group and you can get in touch spontaneously. We will sail either on the J70 or on H-boats of the sailing school Delfino in Staad. Costs per person are about 8-10 CHF per hour. If you are interested, please contact Hannah Leimert ( and Max Richter ( with your telephone number and your previous knowledge and expectations. We are looking forward to having you with us!

Young Investigator Programme: Events and Workshops Summer 2020!

Our events are free of charge for HSG PhD-students. If you want to register for any of our courses or have questions please send an email to

Please contact the YIP directly in case of any questions regarding further program changes due to the corona virus.

PhD Writing Group
Need to have pages written? Our PhD Writing Group offers time and space for your writings (every Friday morning). You get the chance to develop a writing routine and increase productivity.

Would you like to join? Just drop us an email:

Courses and Events for Ph.D. students at the research stage and early Postdocs/Assistant Professors
PhD-Writing Group
Individual support with creating a mentoring-tandem
Conference Skills: Presenting and Discussing Research
Projectmanagement for applied research
Decision making for mid-career researchers
Doing Research, but how? (German)

Courses and Events for Ph.D. students at the coursework stage

PhD-Writing Group
Individual support with creating a mentoring-tandem
Getting started with your Ph.D Project: The successful path
Doing Research, but how? (German)

We wish you all the best with your PhD-studies, and look forward seeing you soon!

Your DocNet-Team

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