PhD Contest

Thousands of students from Ukraine study and receive research training abroad. At the same time, the overall visibility of this talented next generation of scientists remains rather under-appreciated, both abroad and in Ukraine. There are also many PhD students who work on joint bi-lateral or international collaborative projects, or carry out research on topics related to Ukraine – e.g. its history, language, ecology, etc. Our PhD Thesis Presentation Contest aims to promote these young scientists and in doing so contribute to increasing the visibility of Ukrainian PhD students abroad and raising the profile of the international academic collaboration with Ukraine. The contestants are either Ukrainians carrying out their PhD research abroad, or are involved in a bi- or multi-lateral collaborative research projects with Ukrainian scientists, or whose research topic is related to Ukraine.

This PhD Contest offers the opportunity to PhD students to advance their presentation skills, learn to present complex scientific questions to a broader interested non-specialist audience and network with other researchers from different fields. Successful candidates are invited to present their research at the Final event on stage, and get a chance to win a book prize as well as add an extra credential to their CVs. FAQs can be found here.

This PhD Contest is organised by the German-Ukrainian Academic Society/ The UKRAINE Network. 

2017: 6 October, Augsburg, Germany. See the 2017 winners and the list of finalists here
2016: 21 September, Berlin, Germany. More: 2016 PhD Presentation Contest

It has been supported by:

  • 2017: Nomad Bioscience GmbH, Global Business Management (Wirtschaftswissenschaftliche Fakultät, Universität Augsburg) and the Embassy of Ukraine in Germany.
  • 2016: Nomad Bioscience GmbH and the Embassy of Ukraine in Germany.