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 Summer Semester 2019-2020 (PDF)
Here are the Transferable Skills courses offered this summer semester:

  1. Practical skills for delivering an effective PhD pitch
  2. Research Article Writing
  3. Time & Priority Management
  4. Conference skills
  5. Conflict Management
  6. Leadership Skills for women in science
  7. Reduce your stress & develop more focus (Kirchberg)
  8. Reduce your stress & develop more focus (Belval)
  9. Science in society
  10. Women's Empowerment in Research
  11. Good Scientific Practice
  12. Final steps to PhD defense
  13. Developing Writing and reading Skills at Doctoral Level (Introduction) for Social sciences
  14. Developing Writing and reading Skills at Doctoral Level (Introduction) for Natural & Applied Sciences Researchers
  15. Good Scientific Practice for natural & physical sciences (Belval)
  16. Mediation for conflict resolution and prevention: a few tools > postponed to the winter semester 
  17. Data visualisation and statistic graphics with Stata
  18. Becoming a Researcher (Kirchberg)
  19. Survey Methodology and Questionnaire Construction > postponed to the winter semester          
  20. Becoming a Researcher (Belval)
  21. Introduction to Entrepreneurship
  22. Building Skills for your wellbeing
  23. Managing your relationship with your thesis director
  24. Science communication > postponed to the winter semester 
  25. Good Scientific Practice for natural & physical sciences
  26. Preparing an effective research poster > postponed to the winter semester 
  27. Getting started in Teaching
  28. My PhD life cycle
  29. CMS / web-editing: first steps
  30. Project Management for Research
  31. Good Scientific Practice (Group 1)
  32. Good Scientific Practice (Group 2)
  33. Effective visual communication (NEW!)

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

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.

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: