Surviving in academia – how to maintain mental wellbeing in the scientific field (November 7, 2019)


Navigating through the academic world can often be challenging and sometimes negatively affect your mental wellbeing. However, there are also many reliable ways to alleviate prolonged stress and pressure. This event seeks to inform you about the most common challenges in academia and ways to handle them. Keynotes, workshops, a podium discussion and an opportunities fair with professionals, researchers and PhD/Postdoc representatives will give a comprehensive outlook on the topic. In addition, there will be the opportunity to exchange ideas and experiences as well as to network at the get-together afterwards (food and drinks will be provided). Continue reading “Surviving in academia – how to maintain mental wellbeing in the scientific field (November 7, 2019)”

Alumni meeting (August 30, 2019)

Our alumni meeting 2019 will take place on August 30, 2019. The meeting will take place at Hallischer Saal from 5-11 p.m. The alumni meeting aims at the establishment of links and to foster the exchange between former and current iRTG members. Former members will talk on their career steps in industry or academia. Continue reading “Alumni meeting (August 30, 2019)”

Silbersalz19 Science & Media Festival, Halle (June 20-23, 2019)

SILBERSALZ is the first international science film festival of its kind, taking place in 2019 from 20. until 23. June 2019 for the second time in Halle.

As a combination of festival and conference, SILBERSALZ makes science accessible in a clear and vivid fashion while simultaneously serving as a platform for the exchange of ideas and mutual inspiration.

The aim of SILBERSALZ is to provide the general public with access to scientific topics and to allow them to ask questions, thereby promoting a lively and active engagement with science in general.

The SILBERSALZ program is extensive, varied and is aimed at anyone who is interested, whether young or old, layman or expert, science fan or skeptic.

from website of Silbersalz19

Get-together of Research School Network Halle (July 11, 2019)

The Research School Network Halle invites all participating researchers to the first summer meeting. Here local research schools will introduce themselves. The plenary talk will address open questions of general interest to all participants and will show possible strategies to tackle environmental problems. Participants form several research schools will have the opportunity to get into contact in a stimulating atmosphere, which fosters exchange and creates opportunities for collaborations.

Featuring talk by Anna Sycheva (OptiCOM, Russia)

The future of plastics in the circular world

Plastics have become an important pillar of the world economy, but not without drawbacks. A significant share of plastic waste is not recovered after use: it is landfilled, incinerated or leaks in the environment. Many countries and companies around the world have pledged to shift to a circular model for plastics, but continued innovation is required to make it a reality. Continue reading “Get-together of Research School Network Halle (July 11, 2019)”

Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowships: Applicant Workshop in Halle (May 21, 2019)

The workshop’s focus is on how to apply for MSCA European and Global Fellowships. The event is aimed at post-doctoral researchers who wish to work on a research project of their own choice in an institution in Europe or beyond.

DATE: 21 May 2019, 1:30-4 p.m.
LOCATION: Koll. 5.09, Von-Seckendorff-Platz 1, 06120 Halle (Saale)

Link to registration and further information

Young Entrepreneurs in Science | Workshops in Berlin and Dresden

Young Entrepreneurs in Science is a workshop format programme for continuing education aimed at doctoral students of all fields at German universities. This initiative, developed in cooperation with partners
in the fields of science and economics, communicates entrepreneurial skills and expertise to develop the drive for entrepreneurship amongst young scientists early on.

Flyer for workshops in Dresden (May 23-24 & June 3/4, 2019)

Flyer for workshops in Berlin (May 8-9 & June 19-20, 2019)

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I, Scientist conference on gender, career paths and networking, Berlin (September 20-21, 2019)

The conference is designed by and for students and young researchers in the natural sciences and mathematics. The mission is to increase the visibility of female and queer role models, introduce you to a variety of career options, and give you a dedicated time for networking and establishing useful contacts.

Link to the program

Conference sessions will focus on power abuse and harassment, being queer in science, mental health, bias and stereotypes.

Registration is now open via The early bird deadline is May 20, 2019.

Submissions are accepted until March 11, 2019. Details can be found at All speakers will have conference fees and travel costs reimbursed.