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

  1. CV Preparation Seminar
  2. Building skills for your well-being
  3. Job interview seminar
  4. Research Article Writing
  5. Good Scientific Practice (Belval)
  6. Good Scientific Practice (Kirchberg)
  7. Schreibwerkstatt für Doktoranden     
  8. Advanced teaching skills leading towards the certification of associate fellowship
  9. PhD dissertation writing workshop
  10. Science communication
  11. Do's & Don'ts on GDPR & Information security
  12. Conflict Management for women in science
  13. Leadership Skills
  14. Developing Writing and Reading Skills at Doctoral Level (Introduction) for Social Science, Arts and Humanities Researchers
  15. Developing Writing and Reading Skills at Doctoral Level (Introduction) for Natural and Applied Science Researchers
  16. Management of science & Innovation
  17. Good Scientific Practice (Belval)
  18. Reduce your stress & develop more focus (Kirchberg)
  19. Reduce your stress & develop more focus (Belval)
  20. Managing my new cultural environment
  21. Manage your bibliography: finding, organising & citing references
  22. Success & Failure management
  23. Project Management for Research
  24. Science communication
  25. Inclusion in research
  26. Introduction to Entrepreneurship
  27. Good Scientific Practice (Belval)
  28. Good Scientific Practice (Kirchberg)
  29. Your career and life plan
  30. Good Scientific Practice (Belval)

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: