Call for applications | International, PhD

Apply to participate in the Arqus PhD Week for Careers Outside Academia

From April 6, 2021 to May 19, 2021

From 13th to 15th October 2021, the Center for Knowledge and Innovation Transfer (ZWI) of the University of Graz will hold the Arqus PhD Week for Careers Outside Academia.

Around 60 participants - doctoral researchers, PhD graduates and career development experts - from the seven universities of the Arqus alliance will meet with local entrepreneurs to work together. In case of travel restrictions, there will be an online version of the event.

In addition to cooperating in an international and multicultural environment, the main aims of the PhD Career Week are to train doctoral researchers and PhD graduates to develop skills for careers outside academia. Participants will:

  • Become aware of their competencies,
  • Be empowered to make them explicit to others,
  • Learn to develop entrepreneurial (and intrapreneurial) projects
  • Be trained in opening up professional opportunities and increasing their employability.


Programme of the event

The full programme for PhD/postdocs workshops will be published in due time. Among the contents of the Career Week are:

  • Mapping the skills acquired during doctoral training
  • Entrepreneurship creativity workshop
  • Preparing international job applications
  • Meet and greet at Centre for Knowledge and Innovation Transfer, University of Graz
  • Pitching competition
  • Career dinner
Find out more on Arqus website


How to apply

  • Download the application form
  • The deadline for the application is 19th May 2021. You will be notified of a successful application in June.
  • Please email the application form to the coordinators at your home university:
    Romain Thinon, Université Jean Monnet Saint-Étienne
    romain.thinon@univ-st-etienne.fr
Arqus official website