Department and Faculty Colloquia

The student must complete two colloquia. The first one is the department colloquium, at the end of the first year, and the second one is the faculty colloquium, at the end of the second year. Read more about the colloquia and find the templates below.

The first colloquium is the department colloquium (at the end of the first year). For the purposes of this colloquium, the student has a finished full review of articles / books relevant to his / her research questions. These are formulated based on an overview of the existing knowledge in the field of the final doctoral thesis. It is important to define the added value the work should bring, especially in terms of practice, and partly in terms of theory in the specific field of expertise. General idea of empirical research – design of research set, methods of data acquisition, methods of data evaluation should be included. Recommendations for further elaboration of the dissertation will arise from the colloquium. See below for the Template for this colloquium.

The second colloquium is the faculty colloquium (at the end of the second year): Student presents the first version of the DBA final doctoral thesis, the final research methodology (after the completed pilot run – testing the methodology on a small research sample and its evaluation and modification) and the data collection schedule and elaboration of the DBA dissertation. Recommendations for further elaboration of the dissertation will arise from the colloquium.

The faculty colloquium is usually attended by representatives of the individual departments (academic staff and DBA students), the relevant supervisor, opponents, and representatives of the faculty with advanced knowledge of research methodology.

The faculty colloquium usually has two opponents: at least one of them should be an expert in research methodology and at least one an expert in the given research area. Opponents are nominated by the Academic Director / Program Director in collaboration with the thesis advisor.

The aim of the faculty colloquium is to evaluate whether the DBA dissertation meets the requirements of such works, including checking the originality of the submitted work. The faculty colloquium also assesses the ability to present the results of the final work, meeting the given objectives, defending the scientific methods used and the student’s contribution must be convincingly debated. See below for the Template for this colloquium.

 

Schedule – Department colloquium:

Ernst Jan S. – January 7, 2022, 11am, RB348 / Online

Vikram Ch. – January 25, 2022, 10am, Online

Bufeng Lan – May 27, 2022, 12pm, RB438

Hossein Rouhani – June 8, 2022, 3pm, tbd

Schedule – Faculty colloquium:

Nils Katzorke – June 9, 2022, 10 am, RB 338