860-0100-00L  Doctoral Colloquium in Public Policy

SemesterAutumn Semester 2022
LecturersM. Krauser, T. Bernauer, R. Garrett, T. Schmidt, B. Steffen
Periodicityevery semester recurring course
Language of instructionEnglish
CommentOnly PhD students. Permission from lecturers is required.


860-0100-00 KDoctoral Colloquium in Public Policy12s hrsM. Krauser, T. Bernauer, R. Garrett, T. Schmidt, B. Steffen

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AbstractIn this colloquium, doctoral students present their research plan within the first year of their doctorate, which is reviewed by three professors affiliated with the ISTP and commented on by the peer students registered in the colloquium. We recommend attending the colloquium for two semesters and present the research plan in the second semester.
ObjectiveObtain feedback on research ideas the doctoral research plan and have the research plan approved by three faculty, as required by ETH Zurich.
ContentDoctoral students (typically affiliated with the ISTP or groups of ISTP members) attend this colloquium for one to two semesters. During the first (voluntary) semester they present their preliminary research ideas. During the second (obligatory) semester, they present their research plan, which is reviewed by three professors affiliated with the ISTP. The research plan should not be longer than 20 pages (references excluded). The second semester will be credited with 1 ECTS. All students are supposed to read and comment on their peers’ research ideas and plans throughout both semesters. The results of the review are submitted to the doctoral committee of D-GESS or other ETH departments where ISTP-affiliated doctoral students intend to graduate.

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Performance assessment as a semester course
ECTS credits1 credit
ExaminersT. Bernauer, R. Garrett, M. Krauser, T. Schmidt, B. Steffen
Typeungraded semester performance
Language of examinationEnglish
RepetitionRepetition possible without re-enrolling for the course unit.

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Doctorate Humanities, Social and Political SciencesSubject SpecialisationWInformation