The doctoral colloquia offered by the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts provide an opportunity for the Schools' PhD students and members of staff undertaking a PhD to meet at joint workshops with the aim of promoting exchange between the various disciplines.
These encounters establish a common culture of research and discourse that extends beyond the Schools and their disciplines – one that is positioned in close proximity to academic and non-academic practically applied contexts. The focus of the programme lies in providing practical support for those studying towards their PhDs, for example through coaching, epistemological and methodical continuing education and supporting networking both internally and externally.
In this programme the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts puts the next generation at the centre of its strategy in terms of training and qualification; the University acknowledges the role played by young researchers in a research- and teaching-oriented institution that operates in an environment of practical application. The University is seeking to create an ideal environment in which future researchers can let their ideas flourish and take the opportunity to start an academic career in both applied and basic research.