Logo Universitat Bremen
Page path:

2nd Graduate Symposium 'Career Paths in Marine and Climate Sciences' 2016

Date and Time

27 May 2016
09.00 - 17.00 h


The graduate symposium aims at introducing different job perspectives in marine and climate sciences in their widest sense.
It focuses on career paths outside academia including for example jobs in industry, administration, consulting and journalism.

Target group

The symposium addresses early career scientists who are interested in broadening their horizon and getting new ideas for their own career development.

Organisers / Contact

The Graduate Symposium is organised by the coordinators and by PhD students of the following graduate schools / programmes:
Bremen International Graduate School for Marine Sciences (GLOMAR)Dr. Christina Klose - [Bitte aktivieren Sie Javascript]
Collaborative Research Centre Transregio 51 'Roseobacter'Dr. Ferdinand Esser - [Bitte aktivieren Sie Javascript]
Helmholtz Graduate School for Polar and Marine Research (POLMAR)Dr. Claudia Sprengel - [Bitte aktivieren Sie Javascript]
International Max Planck Research School of Marine Microbiology (MarMic)Dr. Christiane Glöckner - [Bitte aktivieren Sie Javascript]
Leibniz Graduate School Sustainable Use of Tropical Aquatic Systems (SUTAS)Corinna Harms - [Bitte aktivieren Sie Javascript]


The programme included 15-20 min lectures by invited professionals followed by 10 min for questions and discussion. Speakers were asked to speak about their job and about the career steps they took to get this position.
Further time for discussion with the professionals was given during the coffee and lunch breaks.

In addition, there were "round-table" discussions for groups with a limited number of 10 participants with 1-2 professionals for indepth discussions on specific topics.

The full programme was held in English.


Haus der Wissenschaft
Sandstraße 4/5
28195 Bremen

tram 4, 5, 6, 8 and bus 24 or 25 from central station; get off at "Schuesselkorb" station

If you need to travel by car, you can use the car park Violenstrasse

Fee / Sponsorship

Most of the costs of the graduate symposium were covered by the graduate schools and PhD programmes and through sponsorship.

A fee of 5 EUR had to be paid upon arrival at the symposium. The fee covered some of the expenses for lunch and coffee breaks.

The symposium was kindly co-sponsored by

Nordwest-Verbund Meeresforschung