Doctoral Training

Different types of training courses are offered to doctoral candidates. In these training courses, doctoral candidates can expect to:

  • Acquire in-depth knowledge in their field of expertise;
  • Receive training of scientific methods;
  • Improve scientific writing and communication skills;
  • Develop awareness of ethical issues in science;
  • Develop interdisciplinary competences;
  • Acquire skills, such as project management and presentation techniques.

Training takes place in small groups and allows for in-depth knowledge exchange.

Doctoral candidates will have the opportunity to engage in active exchange and receive support from their peers.

Doctoral education and training (DET) at the University of Luxembourg includes:

         1. Transferable Skills Training, a set of common courses;

         2. University of Luxembourg Incubator; and

         3. Doctoral Programmes, specific research trainings.


1. Transferable Skills Training

Transferable Skills Training

What are transferable skills?

  • Skills that can be used during your Doctoral period, but are not directly related to your research;
  • Important for your future career;
  • Things you can learn for FREE at the University of Luxembourg!


Here is the programme of the Transferable Skills Courses of the Winter Semester 2018-2019 (PDF)

Here are the Transferable Skills courses offered this winter semester:

  • Leadership skills
  • Job Interview seminar
  • Toolkit to get to successfully manage your research outputs (Protect, promote and disseminate)
  • Good Scientific Practice
  • Project Management for research                                  
  • Schreibwerkstatt für Doktoranden         
  • PhD dissertation writing workshop
  • Research writing
  • Developing Writing and reading Skills at Doctoral Level (Introduction)
  • Developing Writing Skills at Doctoral Level (Advanced)
  • Advanced teaching skills leading towards the certification of associate fellowship (HEA Certification application)
  • Introduction to Entrepreneurship
  • Teaching with Digital Media & Technologies in Higher Education
  • Managing your relationship with your thesis Director course
  • Manage your bibliography and citations
  • Reduce your stress and develop more focus
  • Survey Methodology and Questionnaire Construction                              
  • Managing my new cultural environment
  • PhD done. What next?
  • Women and Career
  • Manage your bibliography and citations
  • Good Scientific Practice (14 and 15 January 2019)
  • Good Scientific Practice (17 and 18 January 2019)
  • Reduce your stress and develop more focus 
  • Information Security & Research
  • Equality, Diversity & Inclusion in Research 
  • Ethics: Good Scientific Practice (Campus Belval) NEW
  • Ethics: Good Scientific Practice (Campus Kirchberg) NEW
  • Conflict Management for women in science 

You can request an enrollment to a course one month prior to each course. Confirmation to the participants will be given per email as soon as the course is full.

Eligible participants

Transferable skills training courses are open to all University of Luxembourg enrolled doctoral candidates.

Depending on the number of remaining seats, courses are also open to external doctoral candidates from LIST, LIH, LISER and MPI.

How to register

Once you've chosen your course and filled out an enrollment request form, you will receive a confirmation per email if you are registered and be given access to the course on Moodle.

Contact person: Anne Bégué

2. University of Luxembourg Incubator

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3. Doctoral Programmes

Doctoral Programmes organised within doctoral schools.

Every doctoral programme is tailored to disciplinary and interdisciplinary research and enables doctoral candidates to acquire advanced academic knowledge.

Doctoral Programmes are open to registered doctoral candidates who are members of a Doctoral School. Depending on the number of remaining seats, courses are also open to external doctoral candidates from LIST, LIH, LISER and MPI.

Becoming a member of a Doctoral School

To apply and register in a doctoral school, you must first be formally registered at the University via the Office of Doctoral Studies.

In certain disciplines, it is mandatory to register in a doctoral school.

For all other disciplines, you are strongly urged to become a member of a doctoral school as soon as possible.

Please speak with your supervisor or the doctoral school administrative team for more information: