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 Summer Semester 2017-2018 Transferable Skills Training courses (PDF), including:

  • Presentation skills
  • Intermediate academic English
  • Conference skills
  • Statistics for Research
  • Writing a research article in the humanities and social sciences
  • Schreibwerkstatt für Doktoranden
  • Sharing your PhD Experience
  • Mata and Stata Programming
  • Managing your relationship with your thesis Director
  • Reduce your stress and develop more focus
  • Career Management
  • Science Communication
  • Time and Priority Management
  • Conflict Management
  • Getting started in Teaching
  • Transversal & Change Management
  • Introduction to Entrepreuneurship

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 (PDF) from LIST, LIH, LISER and MPI.

Enrolling to the workshops on Moodle

  1. Click on Doctoral Education 
  2. Click on Transferable Skills Training
  3. Review the list of courses 
  4. Click on self-enroll (contact Anne Bégué to get the access key) to access the detailed information of the course
  5. Register for the course by filling in the online registration form









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 (PDF) 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: