CROSSROADS IN BIOLOGY 2014
End of summer semester symposium on July 18 and 19, 2013
Alumniday on July 12 and 13, 2012
Here is the programme/time plan of the alumni day
Elsevier author workshop
Sponsor for the Alumni day is Olympus
Crossroads in Biology 2012
The crossroads meeting was with 400 attendees and a dense supreme programme, extremely successful. Participants came from the region but also from as far as the Ukraine. All talks had a very nice introductory part so that the broad fields of interest could be brought to the audience and elicit many students' questions for a lively discussion.The number of posters was overwhelming and poster prizes were won by Daniela Frances, Franziska Ottens and Julia Camps.
NRW Innovation, Science and Research Minister, Svenja Schulze celebrated with six NRW International Graduate Schools their
10th Anniversary. Ms Schulze discussed the future of the PhD in Germany with representatives of the International NRW Gradaute Schools and the secretary general of the DFG, Dorothee Dzwonnek.
The NRW Graduate Schools were initiated by the state government of Northrhine Westphalia to generate a novel culture in doctoral education by structured programmes and offering competitive stipends. For their 10th anniversary, the Graduate Schools had organized a panel discussion on the Future of Doctoral Education in Germany. The panel roster consisted of Svenja Schulze (Minister for Innovation, Science and Research), Dorothee Dzwonnek (General Secretary of the German Science Foundation, DFG), Prof. Dr. Maria Leptin (University of Cologne), Prof. Dr. Denise Manahan-Vaughan (University of Bochum) and Dr. Jens-Peter Kempkes (Alumnus Member of the Graduate School in Paderborn). The discussion was led by Prof. Dr. Holger Wormer, Science Journalist at the University of Dortmund.
from left: Dr. Jens-Peter Kempges, Prof. Dr. Denise Manahan-Vaughan, Dorothee Dzwonnek, Prof. Dr. Holger Wormer, Svenja Schulze, Prof. Dr. Maria Leptin
More pictures can be seen here
The program of the event is available here
Press release of the TU Dortmund