Keep your Light ON!

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Tickets are on sale! Our early bird tickets flew away in some days, but you can still get your regular ticket. 

Remember that you may get 1 ECT for your participation and that the cost of the ticket may be refunded by your research department  😉


The PhD day is a day for all PhD students from all fields and nationalities, although master and postdoc students are of course more than welcome as well. We, PhD students too, aim to create a special day in which PhD students can learn and develop academically and personally. We have a great day with, keynote lectures, talks, workshops, a career fair and a festival and dinner to experience together with hundreds of mind-like PhD students.

This is not another academic conference, this is our day. 

This year we want to highlight the importance of the physical and mental well-being of PhD students. Therefore, our motto is: “Keep your light on”, and it’s an invitation to stay motivated and engaged in our PhDs and life.

By being conscious of ourselves, the human being behind the PhD student, and by creating a safe, tolerant and enriched social environment we can become happy and successful researchers.


We are not just our PhD research, we are so much more 🙂

Keynote lectures by:


  • Dr. Heleen de Coninck– Environmental Science department at the Faculty of Science at Radboud University. Heleen will address the challenging societal and environmental problem of CLIMATE CHANGE. 

Poster Heleen de Coninck


  • Prof. Dr. Ad Vingerhoets– Professor of Clinical Psychology at Tilburg University. Ad Vingerhoets will share his knowledge about the understanding of HUMAN CRY.

Final poster Ad Vingerhoets



Panel Discussion called ¨The PhD Odyssey¨

This year we have organized a Panel Discussion called ¨The PhD Odyssey¨.  Four professionals from different disciplines, who have gone through the PhD odyssey and continued their careers through different paths will discuss with us about their journeys.

Did they always have a clear view on the path they wanted to follow after their PhD?’ and ‘Are there things in they career which they would have done differently?  

These and other questions, posed by you and others, will lead the disussion. Come and participate. 


Our discussants: 

Romana Schirhagl

Romana Schirhagl- Biomedical Engineering

Linda Steg

Linda Steg- Environmental Psychology

Klaas Knot

Klaas Knot- Economics


Marc Raupach- Computational Chemistry & Software development

After the closing ceremony, everyone will be welcome to stay at De Oosterpoort, where an evening event will take place, with food and drinks´  stands around the venue, music and more. 




PhD Day is made possible by the generous help from our sponsors: