HITEC Events

next event: 31.05.2022
May 31

Starter Pack 58 - Part 2 'Management of a Doctoral Project' - Online  more

Jun 01

Storytelling Techniques for Scientific Presentations - 2022  more

Jun 09

HITEC Day: Sustainable energy systems: multi-dimensional challenges and trade-offs  more

Jul 21

Getting Published (3/2022) - Online  more

Aug 11

Starter Pack 59 - Part 2 'Management of a Doctoral Project' - Online  more

Aug 16

Starter Pack 59 - Part 1 'Scientific Presentation' - Online  more

Aug 25

Starter Pack 60 - Part 2 'Management of a Doctoral Project'  more

Sep 06

Starter Pack 60 - Part 1 'Scientific Presentation'  more

Sep 21

Career Course 2/2022  more

Sep 29

Getting Published (4/2022) - Online  more

Oct 24

Starter Pack 61 - Part 2 'Management of a Doctoral Project'  more

Nov 02

Orientation week 2/2022  more

Nov 08

Good Scientific Practice 3/2022  more

Nov 17

Getting Published (5/2022)  more

Nov 22

Starter Pack 61 - Part 1 'Scientific Presentation'  more

Nov 30

Energy Industry in Germany 2022  more

Dec 08

Starter Pack 62 - Part 2 'Management of a Doctoral Project' - Online  more

Dec 13

Starter Pack 62 - Part 1 'Scientific Presentation' - Online  more

Dec 14

Getting Published (6/2022) - Online  more

HITEC Curriculum

As a HITEC PhD student you are automatically enrolled in the HITEC programme. You are required to participate in the basic HITEC training programme in order to receive the HITEC certificate as a supplement to you PhD certificate.

Requirements during PhD phase

In the table below HITEC's requirements are marked in green. More information here. According to the requirements of the individual institutes you will visit specific seminars, courses, international conferences etc.. You will  discuss this part of the curriculum, marked in blue, with your supervisor.

  • 1 Orientation Week (5 days)
  • 3 Modules Transferable Skills Training: Presentation, Management of a Doctoral Project
    (Doing Science), Scientific Writing (6 days)
  • 1 Retreat (2-3 days)
  • 4 HITEC Days (one day each; total of 4 days)
  • 1 HITEC Lab (2-3 days)
  • Choose an internal Mentor
  • Choose an external Mentor

Time Schedule

Year 1Year 2Year 3
Thesis Work Thesis Work  Thesis Work
Orientation Week Retreat  
Starter Pack Transferable Skills: Presenting  Transferable Skills: Scientific Writing
Starter Pack Transferable Skills: Project Management 1 HITEC Lab
4 HITEC Days
Starter Pack Transferable Skills: Communication 1-2 Visits with External Mentor
Courses/Lectures according to the institute's requirements Courses/Lectures according to the institute's requirements Courses/Lectures according to the institute's requirements
Seminar Talk, according to the institute's requirement Seminar Talk, according to the institute's requirement Seminar Talk, according to the institute's requirement
  International Conferences/Summer-/Winterschools, according to the institute's requirement

Of course you are free to visit more courses on an optional basis; all courses will be listed on your HITEC certificate.

For the participation of summer or winter schools HITEC will provide financial support, please contact us. The visit of international conferences will not be funded by HITEC.

HITEC Certificate

Doctoral candidates who have successfully completed the HITEC programme will receive the HITEC Certificate which complements the doctoral award. The Certificate will automatically list the courses of the basic training programme and visits to your external mentor. In addition you can have the visits of international conferences, scientific publications from your PhD work and awards and honours indicated. After the experiation of your working contract Saskia Nieke will contact you in order to prepare the HITEC Certificate. If you have questions beforehand, please do not hesitate to ask.

Contact Us

Saskia Nieke
HITEC Office
tel.: (0)2461 - 61 8811
s.nieke@fz-juelich.de