HITEC Events

next event: 13.06.2023
Jun 13

Starter Pack 65 - Part 2 'Management of a Doctoral Project' - Online  more

Jun 14

Retreat 2/2023  more

Jun 20

Starter Pack 65 - Part 1 'Scientific Presentation' - Online  more

Jun 29

Storytelling Techniques for Scientific Presentations - 2023  more

Jul 06

Getting Published (6/2023) - Online  more

Aug 10

Starter Pack 66 - Part 1 'Scientific Presentation' - Online  more

Aug 21

Starter Pack 66 - Part 2 'Management of a Doctoral Project' - Online  more

Sep 04

Starter Pack 67 - Part 2 'Management of a Doctoral Project' - Online  more

Sep 14

Getting Published (7/2023) - Online  more

Sep 26

Starter Pack 67 - Part 1 'Scientific Presentation' - Online  more

Sep 28

Career Course 2/2023  more

Oct 05

Getting Published (8/2023)  more

Oct 12

Starter Pack 68 - Part 2 'Management of a Doctoral Project'  more

Oct 17

Starter Pack 68 - Part 1 'Scientific Presentation'  more

Nov 06

Orientation Week 2/2023  more

Nov 09

Good Scientific Practice 3/2023  more

Nov 14

Starter Pack 69 - Part 1 'Scientific Presentation' - Online  more

Nov 20

Starter Pack 69 - Part 2 'Management of a Doctoral Project' - Online  more

Dec 07

Starter Pack 70 - Part 2 'Management of a Doctoral Project'  more

Dec 12

Starter Pack 70 - Part 1 'Scientific Presentation'  more

Dec 13

Getting Published (9/2023) - 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