Uniting Doctoral Researchers across Germany in a three-day online event format

Uniting Doctoral Researchers across Germany in a three-day online event format

October 13th – 15th, 2021

The N² Event 2021 brings together doctoral researchers from all across Germany through an innovative online format. It aims to prepare doctoral researchers for a sustainable research career and to provide networking opportunities across the research institutions represented by N2.

This year’s N2 Network event connects early career researchers from the humanities, natural and social sciences. Bringing together inspiring speakers, trainers, and experts from fields like politics, economy, natural sciences and communication the N2 event will engage in topics around open science and sustainability. Interested in how to communicate research results in an open and accessible way? Looking to build a more sustainable career or work more sustainably? Then this is for you!
Within three days, the online event provides insights on open science publication channels, sustainable career planning, funding possibilities, and offers great opportunities to network. It gives early career researchers of the N2 member organizations the unique possibility to get in touch with peers beyond their own institutions and to exchange with stakeholders in academia and beyond. Additionally, we reserved some spots for early career researchers from the associate and guest members of the network. The N2 Event 2021 aims to empower participants to grow their network and to offer perspectives on their future in or outside of academia.
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Accessing the online platform:

The platform we will use for the event, Socio, is now open for you to explore. You can access Socio via these links:
You can either download the mobile application or start immediately using the web app.

You will be prompted to enter your email and set a password. Please ensure that you enter the same e-mail address that you originally used to get your ticket.

Once logged in, you will find the up-to-date program with all keynotes, panels, and workshops under ‘Agenda’.

Registration for workshops and CV consultation:

IMPORTANT: Registration for workshops and ‘CV check & career consultation’ start already now!

To ensure the best workshop experience for everyone, the number of attendees is limited for each workshop. Registration for the workshops is on a “first-come, first-served” basis. To register for a specific workshop, open the app and go to ‘Agenda’, select the respective workshop, and add it to your personal agenda (called 'My Agenda'). We recommend you to do this as soon as possible. Please do not register for multiple workshops within the same parallel workshop session.

Workshop session are:
  • Oct. 13, 13:40 – 16:40: Parallel workshops.
  • Oct. 14, 14:20 – 17:20: Parallel workshops (Same as Oct. 13).
  • Oct. 15, 14:00 – 17:00: Parallel workshops (only applicable for participants with a 3-day ticket.)
Additionally, you can also register for 30min 1-on-1 CV check & career consultation sessions:
  • Oct. 15, 10:00 – 14:00: CV check & career consultation (only applicable for participants with a 3-day ticket, separate tab: “CV consultation”)


You can register for the event here:


This NNetwork Event 2021 is open to all PhD researchers from ...
... the full members of the N2 - Network:
... and its associate and guest members: 
  • IPP Mainz
  • Technical University of Munich (TUM)
  • Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU).

Program Information

The program features keynote speakers, panel discussions as well as parallel workshop sessions in small groups and includes plenty of time for networking.

Days 1-2 (October 13 and 14): Perspectives on Open & Sustainable Research.

Day 3 (October 15): Career Development - Skills and Perspectives.

Workshops and Panels:

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