Sunday, April 22, 2012

Workshop & Symposium of Doctoral College „GIScience“ great success

The Doctoral College “GIScience” of the University of Salzburg ( held a Thesis Workshop on 20/21 April 2012. The Doctoral students had to defend their PhD research proposals in a highly innovative and interactive manner.  Based on a first round of review of the written proposals two selected opponents challenged the doctoral candidates in dedicated thematic sessions. In addition the student colleagues and the audience provided critical and constructive feedback. 

Half a day was dedicated to the DK GIScience Symposium. For this public forum all PhD students registered in the GIScience and the Applied Geoinformatics programmes, respectively, where invited.  

Participants had the chance to depict the essence of their doctoral research at the Symposium in form of a poster and an elevator pitch.
More than 70 students and faculty members, including invited external supervisors, lively discussed the work in progress.