Program 2020 "From Idea to Dissertation"

Note of Cancelation

Because of Covid-19 pandemic and the connected uncertainties the conference has had to be canceled.


The PhD council of the TU Bergakademie Freiberg is organising the 5th Freiberger PhD conference "From Idea to Dissertation" within the framework of the 71th BHT - FREIBERGER UNIVERSITÄTSFORUM 2020 and the "100 years right to award doctorates of TU Bergakademie Freiberg" festivities.


The journey from idea to dissertation can be long, difficult, and complicated. We invite you to actively participate in this year‘s PhD-Conference organised by the PhD council of TU Bergakademie Freiberg. After an introductory speech by our keynote speaker, we scheduled talks of 15 minutes with additional 5 minutes for questions.

All PhD students are invited to give a talk about their research, ideally including problems they faced and how they solved them. The conference language will be English in general. However, exceptions can be made for presentations in German.

Please register with a title and an abstract (min. half a page) of your presentation. At the end of each session, there will be a summarising discussion of the talks with feedback for the speakers. It is an ideal opportunity to practise your presentation skills in a conference environment. There will also be chances for people from different fields to network and plan possible future collaborations.

All abstracts will be published as OpenAccess abstract book at .


The 5th interdisciplinary colloquium will take place on Thursday 4th June 2020 in the Neue Mensa, Agricolastraße 10, conference room 1.46 between 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. .


Abstract deadline: 30.04.2020


Send us your abstract to