Marius Hoffmann continues as DOIT speaker in 2020. Photograph: Private
A Graduate Education Program at DESY in Cooperation with Universität Hamburg
The doctoral candidates in PIER's research and competence fields are represented by DOIT.
On 6 April 2020, all PhD students on Bahrenfeld campus were intived to the annual plenary meeting of DOIT - this year in a slightly modified context, i.e. online due to continued restrictions in the light of the COVID-19 coronavirus. In the meeting, Marius Hoffmann (DESY-FLC) was confirmed as one of the speakers for 2020. Philipp Amstutz (MPY) was elected for the first time as one of the two DOIT speakers and replaces Felix Giese (DESY Theoretical Cosmology Group), who did not run for election again.
The DOIT representatives' responsibilities cover the general interests of PhD Students on Campus Bahrenfeld and in the strategic partnership of DESY and University of Hamburg, PIER (Partnership for Innovation, Education and Research).
DOIT was founded in 2006. The members meet once per month and cordially invite all PhD candidates to participate. About 300 PhD students are working on the Bahrenfeld Campus. More than 100 of those students are paid by DESY, all others have contracts with universities or are scholarship holders. DOIT wants to represent all of them. For more information on DOIT's activities and the speakers, visit DOIT's website.
Philipp Amstutz (MPY), one of the two DOIT speakers in 2020. Photograph: Private
Among DOIT's numerous activities is a series of lectures called "job seminar". The lectures are addressed to all young scientists who want to get an overview of the various career opportunities for physicists. Former DESY PhD students and external physicists talk about their experience in 'real' life, how they applied for their job and what they are doing now. After the lecture there is usually time for questions and discussion with the speakers. Past and future dates and topics can be found here.
The DOIT speakers have compiled a compact and informativeinfo flyer for students who are about to start their PhD in Hamburg. It contains useful links and tips on the enrollment procedure, housing, public transport, international affairs and sports and leisure activities.