Dear doctoral students,
Present your scientific work at the 19th Day of Research

registration starts now!

The Day of Research goes digital: this year, the day will take place exclusively online!

Prof. Dr. Anke Hinney

Vice Dean for Junior
Scientists and Diversity

Prof. Dr. Tienush Rassaf

Vice Dean for Research

Day of research – digital edition 2020

19th Day of Research / 27 November 2020

Your platform for exchange and networking

The annual Day of Research is an event designed specifically for doctoral students of the Medical Faculty at the University of Duisburg-Essen.
You can gather valuable impulses for your work – from scientists of all levels. This will always also result in new interesting research ideas. You will receive a lasting benefit from this!

Presenting your Research

Present your doctoral research project: This time at a digital conference. Here you will have the chance to present your project to an internal committee of reviewers, who will subsequently ask questions concerning your work and evaluate the individual presentations.

What’s different this year: you will not create a poster, but a digital presentation.

The assessments will take place in groups. And it’s worth the effort: You will learn a lot, receive the attention of expert scientists, and the best presentations will be awarded 250 € each!

Important information / Download

Please register by 1 October 2020 at the latest, including an abstract of your research project.
Information on the parameters and the programme:

1. Guidance_Hinweise_Tag der Forschung PDF

2. Presentation Template PPT

Science Slam

Science Slam at the 19th Day of Research / 27 November 2020

Our Science Slam

For the fourth time and almost legendary: the Science Slam on the Day of Research!

Grab the chance to present your own research project to the public in an entertaining and trenchant five- to ten-minute talk that will get the audience interested in your topic.

We encourage you to use various tools: presentations, props or live experiments. In the end, the audience will decide on the winner. Supported, for the first time, by our secret jury.

The best Science Slam will be awarded 500 €! All other participants will receive 100 € each.

Preparing for the Science Slam

You may apply for the Science Slam by 1 October 2020 as well. Please note: participation is reserved exclusively for doctoral students of the medical faculty! Presenting in the morning is no requirement this year!

You will receive excellent support when preparing your Science Slam presentation! The first applicants will participate in our top-class workshop led by a trained theatre teacher. Free of charge!
Here you will learn contents and skills that will also be helpful for other forms of presentation throughout your career! The workshop will be held is English, but individual exercises can also be carried out in German.

After this workshop, the four people presenting on the Day of Research will be chosen at random. They will receive two one-hour individual coaching sessions to prepare for their preparation.

Mandatory dates

Full-day workshop for the first applicants:
Friday, 16 October 2020 (9am to 4pm)

Obligatory dates for the 4 people presenting on
the Day of Research:
First individual one-hour coaching session:
Friday, 23 October 2020
(1 hour, timeframe: 9am to 2pm)
Second individual one-hour coaching session:
Thursday, 12 November 2020
(1 hour, timeframe: 9am to 2pm)
Final rehearsal 1: Thursday, 19 November 2020
(2pm to 6pm)
Final rehearsal 2: Thursday, 26 November 2020
(3pm to 4pm)
Science Slam: Friday, 27 November 2020
(exact time tba)


Preliminary online programme on 27 November 2020


World Wide Web – here you will soon receive information on where to watch the Day of Research online!


(Deadline: 1 OCTOBER 2020)


Dr. Barbara Waje

Leiterin wissenschaftlicher Nachwuchs und Strategie

0201 / 723 - 1387

Christine Harrell, M.A.

Leiterin Kommunikation & Marketing, Referatsleitung

0201 / 723 - 1615

Jasmin Kreilos, M.A.


0201 / 723 - 2373