After being admitted to the doctoral programme and concluding the thesis agreement, you will turn your attention to the main focus of your doctoral programme, i.e. writing your thesis. During the intensive study and research stage, you will have some important decisions to make and additional tasks to complete. As well as working on your thesis project, you will also focus on completing the coursework outlined in your thesis agreement.
During the research stage, it is vital that you build your network by publishing in respected journals, participating in international conferences and joining the international research community for your subject. Crucially: to overcome the challenges of doctoral study, it is essential that you maintain a good work-life balance.
The Young Scientists Mentoring Programme at the University of Klagenfurt offers students guidance and advice for a fixed period of time from an experienced researcher in a relevant scientific community at another research Institute.
The Young Researchers Think Tank is a working group overseen by the Vice-Rector for Research which deals with career progression for young researchers.
Good academic practice
Theses are underpinned by essential principles of academic integrity and good academic practice.
The failure to observe good academic practice contradicts the essence of academia. The University of Klagenfurt is dedicated to promoting good academic practice in research and teaching. It is our institutional duty to cultivate good academic practice and handle allegations of misconduct appropriately. The Code of Conduct offers guidelines for all members of the University of Klagenfurt.
The Writing Centre at Universität Klagenfurt offers support and advice on research writing and other forms of academic and professional writing.