Journal clubs

All PhD students are expected to join a journal club during their PhD studies. The purpose of the journal club is to create an active research environment and an established discussion forum for you and your fellow PhD students at the graduate school.

You will get an opportunity to discuss research-related issues with your fellow PhD students conducting research within the same field. A journal club will mainly discuss recent articles.

Conditions for establishing journal clubs

All PhD students can apply for permission to establish a journal club in accordance with the following conditions:

  • Open to all interested parties provided they attend regularly
  • Meetings at least once a month
  • A minimum of three to four participants (but preferably approximately 10)
  • At least one senior researcher must be present
  • Included in the graduate schools database (web-based)

The journal club must be (or must have been) available in the graduate school database when it is registered in your PhD Planner (when concluding your PhD studies at the latest).

How to establish or discontinue a journal club

If you wish to establish a journal club complete this questionnaire.
If you wish to discontinue a journal club contact the graduate school at