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PhD meetings

PhD candidates at Leiden University or Leiden University Medical Center are invited to join a centrally organized PhD introductory program: Inform & Connect.

NOTE: this program is mandatory for all PhD candidates who did not participate in a previous central introductory meeting in 2024 or previous years (online or in the Academic building).


To help you find your way quickly we have summarized in this online module the most important information, form admission to the graduate school to graduation. Read this module right at the startand feel free to revisit this whenever suitable. Go to the module here and use the certificate for your portfolio (5 credithours). It is mandatory for all PhD candidate to go through this module


We want to encourage you to broaden you horizon during your PhDtrajectory! A way to achieve this is by interaction with peers from otherfaculties. We organise four interdisciplinary theme sessions suitable duringdifferent stages of your PhD trajectory.

  1. Getting started – Grip on the PhD process
  2. Be the change – Creating a positive working environment through open science
  3. Taking charge – Communication in key
  4. What’s next? – First step to the next move in your career [available in 2025]

Read the attachment for more information.

Click on the link to subscribe to one or more of the theme sessions.  It is mandatory to participate in at least one theme session throughout your PhD trajectory (5 credithours per session).

In case you are a PhD candidate employed at LUmc or a guest without a ULCN account, use this link to register for the online module 'INFORM' and PhD meetings 'CONNECT'

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