The annual DocDay VT 2022

is a mini conference type event, intended to provide a forum for the PhD's to present their research and / or research proposals in order to get a feedback from fellow colleagues and expand their connection network with other PhDs, PostDocs and Professors active in our Doctoral School.

In accordance with the "Curriculum for the Doctoral Programme in Technical or Natural Sciences" in the version of 2019, and is in force since October 2020, all PhDs are required to present their research proposal and their work schedule publicly in the first year of their PhD studies. This public presentation is scheduled during the DocDay VT.

It is strongly advisable the PhDs participate in this event and their participation is active (i.e. submission of an abstract for oral or poster presentation). It will allow them to gain credits for their PhD studies, as a presentation will count for the completion of the course 669.007 "DissertantInnenseminar / PhD student's seminar", which is a compulsory course in our doctoral programmes.

Call for Abstracts

For doctoral students from TU Graz, registration is open via TUGonline, course 669.007 or via direct link HERE. There you will find all instructions needed.

The deadline for the submission of abstracts is May 1st, 2022.

Preliminary DocDay VT 2022 Program

7:30 - 7:50



7:50 - 7:55

Welcome/Opening Session

HS i9

8:00 - 9:40

Research Proposals – Session A          Chairing:

HS i8

8:00 - 9:40

Research Proposals – Session B          Chairing: HS i9

9:40 - 10:30

Poster Session - Coffee Break HS i9

10:30 - 11:50

Research Proposals – Session C          Chairing: HS i8

10:30 - 11:50

Research Proposals – Session D          Chairing: HS i9

11:50 - 13:00

Lunch break  

12:30 - 13:00

Q&A Administrative Aspects of the Doctoral School HS i8

13:00 - 13:45

Keynote Presentation         Chairing:

Keynote Speaker: Christian Witz

HS i9

13:45 - 14:00

Coffee Break HS i9

14:00 - 15:00

Oral presentation - Session 1 HS i9

15:00 - 15:05

Coffee Break HS i9

15:05 - 16:05

Oral presentation - Session 2 HS i9

16:05 - 16:30

Farewell/Closing Session & Best Abstract Award

HS i9

16:30 - 21:00

Social Event


For organising purposes we are kindly asking all non-presenting visitors to register latest until 20 June 2022 (00:00 CET) by sending an email to

Date and location DocDay VT 2022

Monday, 4 July 2022

Inffeldgasse 13, 8010 Graz


Do you have questions related to the conference, send  a mail to the organizational committee:

For questions related to the institute you can send a mail to: