The aim of the "Welcome Days for PhDs" is to help new doctoral candidates to orientate themselves at the University of Vienna. They take place at the beginning of each winter and summer semester. At this event you will receive important information concerning the doctorate, make first contacts with established researchers and peers, and get to know the University of Vienna. The programme is open for all new doctoral candidates of the University of Vienna.

Welcome Days 2021

"Starting a PhD is to embark on a journey into an unknown land with unknown results. It is a phase of fundamental transition, during which the students from yesterday turn into the experts of tomorrow."

Vice Rector Jean-Robert Tyran welcomes all new Doctoral Candidates to this journey at the University of Vienna and shares his experiences on how to master this adventure.