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Doctoral Research Forum: Broadening perspectives and living interdisciplinarity

17 April 2019 | By: Pressestelle EBS Universität
20190417_Doctoral Research Forum

panel discussion “Ph.D. So What?” with Prof. Franziska Metz, Assistant Professor for Customer Satisfaction and Brand Perception at EBS Business School, Prof. Michael Weller, Professor of Practice for Banking and Capital Markets Law and International Business Law at EBS Law School, and EBS Alumni Dr. Andreas Hesse as well as Dr. Marc Hummel

Creating synergies, stimulating interdisciplinary exchange: The Doctoral Research Forum at EBS Universität für Wirtschaft und Recht, which is organised annually by the academic faculty and held for the third time this year, networks doctoral students from EBS Law School and EBS Business School.

“The Doctoral Research Forum builds bridges between the various subject areas and supports understanding in different fields. It is all about enriching one’s own perspective and a chance to further develop one’s own ideas”. Prof. Dr. iur. Emanuel V. Towfigh, Dean of the EBS Law School, was very enthusiastic in his welcoming speech.

During the afternoon, doctoral students from EBS Universität presented their current research projects in short presentations and received input and suggestions from the audience. The aim of the event was to show synergy potentials within and between the faculties, to give feedback on current research projects and to enhance the research network between doctoral students, professors and guests. For example, in his short lecture “The Reality is not Enough - Conducting Research on Augmented Reality” Thomas Alt presented his research project and reported on challenges in the search for people to take part in his experiment. After exchanging views with the participants, suggestions and solutions were found in the ensuing discussion. The presentation showed that EBS Universität is dedicated not only to teaching, but also to researching into topics of the future, thus contributing to the world of tomorrow.

Finally, in the panel discussion, “Ph.D. So What?” Prof. Franziska Metz, Assistant Professor for Customer Satisfaction and Brand Perception at EBS Business School, Prof. Michael Weller, Professor of Practice for Banking and Capital Markets Law and International Business Law at EBS Law School, and EBS Alumni Dr. Andreas Hesse as well as Dr. Marc Hummel, discussed the value of the doctorate in academic and business careers, especially against the background of the international career that many students at EBS aspire to. The question of how practice can benefit from science and vice versa was also discussed.

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