Young Scientists Mentoring Programme 2023/24: Kick-Off Meeting on Nov 16, 2023

The Kick-Off Meeting of the Young Scientists Mentoring Programme 2023/24 will take place on November 16, 2023 from 16:00 to 18:00 CET (with a reception afterwards) at the Omansaal (Z.1.29) of the University of Klagenfurt.

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Thematic Doctoral Programmes at the University of Klagenfurt

A thematic doctoral programme (Doktoratsprogramm) expands and supplements the university’s current suite of doctoral degree programmes (Doktoratsstudien). It aims to enhance research, teaching and qualification at the doctoral level. In a thematic doctoral programme, scholars (lecturers and doctoral candidates) join together to form larger communities to foster research in a thematic field as well as in the respective individual projects – also across faculties or in cooperation with other universities, if desired. Doctoral candidates receive structured supervision and training on a specific topic and are given support concerning the successful pursuit of an academic career at an international level. A coordinated and long-term course programme, as well as the embedding in a research context, form the organisational framework of a thematic doctoral programme. Its teaching plan, harmonised in terms of content and didactics, is designed for three years following the regular study duration for doctoral degree programmes (as per § 54 para. 4 UG, Austrian Universities Act).


Eight thematic doctoral programmes are currently offered at the University of Klagenfurt:

  • Bildung und Transformation
  • COINT – Comparative Literature, Intermediality and Transculturality – NEW
  • Health and Sustainability Communication and Management
  • Humans in the Digital Age – NEW
  • Informatics
  • Information and Communications Engineering – NEW
  • Modeling-Analysis-Optimization of Discrete, Continuous, and Stochastic Systems
  • Modeling, Simulation and Optimization in Business and Economics


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Register now! Cross-curricular courses at doctoral level

Do you already know the cross-curricular course offer at doctoral level for the academic year 2023/24? Registration for the courses is open as of today!

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Doctoral Day | Tag des Doktorats on October 4, 2023

SAVE THE DATE! After the success of last year’s event, we would like to invite you to the Doctoral Day, which will take place at the University of Klagenfurt on October 4, 2023, from 12:00 to 18:00.

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