Dear fellow researchers,

As you might have heard, the University of Luxembourg is running an external evaluation (see for instance http://goo.gl/Da7EDR, http://goo.gl/HvUiO7 and http://goo.gl/SgCFZY).

In this context, LuxDoc was asked to take the lead in coordinating the feedback from PhD candidates and junior researchers of the different research units. And that’s why we need your help.

In this link (https://goo.gl/uuEmft) you’ll find questions that the University is seeking feedback for. Some may be out of scope for PhD candidates and junior researchers. Nevertheless, your feedback on all of these questions is highly valuable!

In this respect, LuxDoc is hosting a world café-type discussion night on Tuesday, March 29th at 19:00 during which we can exchange our ideas on the topics related to the University evaluation. The best part: refreshments are at LuxDoc's expenses!

The precise place will be communicated later, so be sure to check our emails!

Please register by replying to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

During doctoral training, PhD candidates acquire skills that are most valuable to business creation. Relative to the research that focuses on the product, the working procedure, and the spirit of the person, daily life and skills of young researchers and entrepreneurs are a lot alike. Find out how much they are alike and test your idea at the upcoming
 
Startup Weekend Luxembourg - Smart Cities
November 20 - 22, 2015
Technoport (Esch-sur-Alzette/Belval)
 
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Startup Weekends are 54-hour events designed to provide superior experiential education for technical and non-technical entrepreneurs.  
Beginning with Friday night pitches and continuing through brainstorming, business plan development, and basic prototype creation, Startup Weekends culminate in Sunday night demos and presentations.  
Participants create working startups during the event and are able to collaborate with like-minded individuals outside of their daily networks. All teams hear talks by industry leaders and receive valuable feedback from local entrepreneurials.
The weekend is centered around action, innovation, and education. Whether you are looking for feedback on an idea, a co-founder, specific skill sets, or a team to help you execute, Startup Weekends are the perfect environment in which to test your idea and take the first steps towards launching your own startup.
 
Get your tickets under http://www.eventbrite.com/e/startup-weekend-luxembourg-smart-cities-tickets-18288404109
With the promo code SMARTCITY you will get 50% discount!

Following the huge success of the LuxDoc Science Slam in the previous years, the fourth edition took place at Casino - Forum d’art contemporain on October 15, 2015.

Four (3+1) slammers used the platform offered to them in many innovative ways: Marcin Piekalkiewicz, Mafalda Galhardo & Georges Jentgen, as well as Romain Decet (our current LuxDoc president). All the slammers really embraced the idea of presenting their research in a fun and innovative way, without taking themselves to seriously.

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From left to right: Isabelle Naegelen (LuxDoc secretary), Georges Jentgen, Mafalda Galhardo, Marcin Piekalkiewicz, Romain Decet (LuxDoc president), Laura Lakaff (moderation), Anne Reding (Casino)

In the end, it was Marcin Piekalkiewicz, PhD candidate in (happiness) economics at University of Siena (Italy), who landed the 1st prize by having the loudest applause from the audience.

The video can be found here

The event featured performances coming from contrasting scientific disciplines such as economics and biology. The fourth LuxDoc Science Slam proved once again, that research can be fun and entertaining and that meanwhile Luxembourg has its own growing community of scientists and researchers that not only can be considered as very important for the evaluation of the country, but as well are able to entertain an audience in only 10 minutes.

We thank Laura Lakaff for the moderation, the Casino as well as the FNR as without their generous support, this event would not have been possible.

We will see you in 2016 for our fifth edition!

After the huge success in the previous years, we are very proud to announce the 4th LuxDoc Science Slam, taking place on October 15th 2015!

Doors open at 7 PM at the Casino – Forum d’Art Contemporain in Luxembourg City.

Call for slammers

If you feel like presenting your research in a non-traditional, creative way or if you want to support your fellow research colleagues in doing so - this is your chance!!

To take part as a slammer, register now at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The registration deadline is October 7th!

Invitation for audience

For the audience seats no reservation is needed! But: Spots are limited - be there on time to get a seating spot!

For more information have a look at the flyer !

Don’t miss this big event!

We are looking forward to seeing you.

 

EURAXESS Road Tour
Get your research career moving by visiting the bus stop where you will have direct access to information terminals and EURAXESS professionals, ready to talk you through the awesome services available and how to use them.
Event Date: 8 October 2015 from 10.30 am to 4.30 pm
Location: University of Luxembourg – Belval Campus – Maison du Savoir – 3rd floor
Registration deadline: 5 October 2015, https://euraxess-roadshow-2015.eventbrite.fr
More info: www.euraxess.org
Meet LuxDoc president Romain Decet at the EURAXESS Road Tour!
 
Capital (in)equality and careers: Workshop on Gender and Family Issues
What is the state-of-the-art in research on gender inequalities in different economic outcomes? This workshop aims at bringing together economists and sociologists working on these important issues. Topics discussed at this workshop will include differences in parental leave take-up, education, occupational status, and other labor market outcomes, and the impact of non-cognitive characteristics and life-events on economic outcomes.
Event Date: 8-9 October 2015
Location:
8 October 2015: European Investment Bank (EIB), 98-100 Boulevard Konrad Adenauer, East Entrance, Room 4.2.26, Luxembourg
9 October 2015: LISER, 3 Avenue de la Fonte, Campus Belval, Conference room 1st floor
Registration deadline: 2 October 2015, mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and form under www.ceps.lu/inequalityworkshop2015
More info: www.ceps.lu/inequalityworkshop2015; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 
ASEF Young Leaders Summit 2015​ (#ASEFYLS)
Meet leaders from ASEM governments, business, academia and intergovernmental organisations and join us for the ASEF Young Leaders Summit (#ASEFYLS) on "Entrepreneurship and Youth Employment”.
ASEFYLS is for young thinkers and doers between the ages of 18-30 from 51 ASEM member countries to question and explore how the entrepreneurial vein can trigger and nourish job-creation, mobility and social cohesion in Asia and Europe.
Event Date: 1-5 November 2015
Location: Luxembourg
Application deadline: apply here by October 4, 2015
More info: http://www.asef.org/projects/themes/education/3411-asef-young-leaders-summit-2015; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 
Call for talented young researchers to participate as Luxembourg delegates at the 66th Nobel Laureate Meeting
The 2016 Lindau Meeting is dedicated to physics and strongly related disciplines. For this occasion, ca. 30 Nobel Laureates congregate in Lindau to meet the next generation of leading scientists and researchers. Approximately 400 excellent young researchers from all over the globe will get the unique chance to participate in the meeting.
Event Date: 26 June - 1 July 2016
Location: Lindau, Germany
Application deadline: 22 October 2015
Application procedure: CV and a motivation letter to Mrs. Sylvie KRIER (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.); details under http://www.fnr.lu/news-events/news/2016-lindau-nobel-laureate-meeting-call-for-master-phd-and-postdoc-candidates  
More info: www.lindau-nobel.org; Mrs. Marie-Claude MARX (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; Lindau nomination/selection process by FNR); http://science.lu/de/content/treffen-mit-65-nobelpreistr%C3%A4gern-lindau-interview-mit-charles-de-bourcy