PhD Day 2024 - Scientists of the Future


Every year the PhD council organises the PhD Day: an inspiring afternoon with plenary sessions and interactive workshops. The event will be closed with a dinner in the Botanical Gardens.

This year’s theme: Scientists of the Future

As a Life Sciences researcher you work on groundbreaking research and revolutionary inventions to shape tomorrow’s world. Nowadays science and society are closely connected to offer solutions to complex problems, but how do we brace ourselves for future needs of society? How do we communicate our work with others, keep it understandable and attractive? What are the newest ways to visualize data? How can we use the fast-developing AI systems to our advantage? How do we connect and work together with others in a globalizing society? And, not to forget, how can we keep doing our research in a sustainable way, both for our mental health and for the planet? Lots to explore to be prepared for your future!

This year’s PhD Day includes plenary sessions and workshops on skills and knowledge that you’ll need as a scientist of the future. Information about the programme can be found below.

Start date and time
End date and time
Minnaert, Koningsberger & Buys Ballot buildings, Utrecht Science Park
Entrance fee
All PhD candidates of the Graduate School of Life Sciences are welcome to join the PhD Day. Attendance is free of charge, registration is required.

Please register via our course portal. The portal shows how many spots are still available. Please note that you can only register for the full afternoon programme (lectures and workshop). We have one round of workshops, so please choose one workshop you would like to attend, and by registering for this workshop, you register for the full afternoon programme. Registration for the diner is separate and can only be done when you attend the afternoon programme.

Registration closes 10 June.

Attending the PhD Day will be awarded with 0.2 EC.