Postdoc Meet Up!

Postdoc Meet Up! (For PhD candidates, too.)

This informational event addresses topics of particular interest to postdocs. Feel free to bring your themes to our attention! The meetings offer an opportunity to engage in discussion with the speakers as well as fellow colleagues.

Upcoming Postdoc Meet Up!-events:


"How to PhD?"

Or: How do deal with crises in the research process?

Monday, 27 November 2017 – save the date!

This event will take in place in German  – please refer to our German website.



Friday, 27 October 2017, 12.00pm, UZH City Campus - FULLY BOOKED!

We have been dealing with the pros and cons of mobility for some time now – among other things it was the focus of our 2016 GRC Annual Ceremony, and the range of feedback has motivated us to plan a discussion forum for doctoral candidates and postdocs: at this Meet Up there will be 4 discussion groups on various aspects of mobility, such as mobility and family or double career, among others. These groups will be moderated by a junior or senior researcher, and Graduate Campus will ensure that the most important content for a follow-up with the SNSF is documented. We are planning additional time for discussion and enquiries.
The number of participants is limited, unfortunately it is not possible to register anymore.

Discussion leaders: Dr. Katharina Dittrich, Prof. Dr. Tanja Domej,
Dr. Gwendolyn Leysinger Vieli, Dr. Emilio Marti

12.00pm / noon:  Brown Bag Lunch
12.15pm - 1.45 pm:  Postdoc Meet Up! on Mobility

Past Postdoc Meet Up! events:

  • 16.03.2017: "Advice on European Funding"
    At the Postdoc Meet Up! the Graduate Campus and EU GrantsAccess presented the topic: "Advice on European Funding". The program contained keynote talks by Dr. André Wunder, Research Manager at EU GrantsAccess and Dr. Mikhail Paramonov, Marie Skłodowska-Curie fellow at ETH Zürich. The participants were invited to ask their questions regarding European funding. The event took place in English.
  • 15.09.2016: "From thesis to book"
    Book publication is considered an important requirement of an academic career. This PhD and Postdoc Meet Up! gave insights into how to choose and find a publisher, how to re-write a PhD thesis as a book, and the amount of time and financial costs to expect. Speakers: Adrian Stähli, editor at Peter Lang for linguistics and English literature (amongst others) and Prof. Matthieu Leimgruber, Associate Professor for 19th and 20th century history at the Research Institute for Social and Economic History (FSW), University of Zurich.
  • 26.05.2016: "Non universitati sed vitae discimus. Career options in the humanities"
    This Postdoc Meet Up! offered the opportunity to get to know the wide range of career options for scholars of the humanities (with a doctorate). We invited Roger Gfrörer, Director of UZH Career Services, to present opportunities for career development as well as to interview a particularly multifaceted scholar: Yves Bossart, philosopher, editor of the show "Sternstunde Philosophie", teacher and popular author. The event took place in German language.