Forum for Female Doctoral Candidates

Female doctoral candidates working on a problem Thilo Vogel

The Forum for Female Doctoral Candidates is an independent, member-run project for promoting young female researchers at RWTH Aachen. The forum is intended for female doctoral candidates in all faculties.


Sandra Kiefer


Sandra Kiefer



Get Togethers for Female Doctoral Candidates

The Forum for Female Doctoral Candidates offers interested women a place to share experiences and information in the form of an informal network. The network is organised and planned (get togethers, joint activities) by participants themselves.

Through regularly scheduled get togethers, the candidates have the possibility to talk to other female candidates about their collective situation (or their experiences in general). The purpose is not only to cultivate disciplinary communication, but also to have fun. Participants have gone bowling, played badminton, gone to Burg Vogelsang, BBQ'ed, and much more. Anyone can make suggestions about what to do.

Female doctoral candidates, who have recently moved to Aachen, can get tips for settling in and getting to know the city through the forum. Furthermore, women currently studying at the university can contact the Forum for Female Doctoral Candidates to get help in planning their own doctoral studies.

Here you can register for the mailing list of the Doctoral Students Forum and manage your subscriber data.

Seminars for Female Doctoral Candidates

Within the Forum for Female Doctoral Candidates, the CDS offers seminars and workshops on topics that are important for the career development of young female academics. We welcome uggestions from participants for new seminar topics.

You can find all the events in our current seminar program for female doctoral candidates. Registration takes place online.