PhD Studies

As we have a lot of PhD candidates within the ERCIS network in different locations around the world, we established regular ERCIS doctoral colloquia to foster the exchange of ideas and suggestions for improvement from senior faculty. Researchers with different IS backgrounds as well as other PhD candidates that can give valuable input lead to fresh ideas and new approaches concerning the PhD thesis. Together with a professional and friendly atmosphere, the ERCIS doctoral colloquia are a perfect event for improving and sharpening research ideas but also to network and make friends.

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Our past Doctoral Colloquia

  • Pto. Pollensa, Spain, 2019

  • Pto. Pollensa, Spain, 2018

    In 2018, ERCIS offered a PhD Colloquium in the time from 09.06.-16.06. The colloquium dealt with the research topics of the candidates, and was supervised by seven supervisors for eight PhD candidates. The Colloquium was opened for 2nd year PhD students (or later) from ERCIS partner institutions and friends.
  • Kristiansand, Norway, 2016

    ERCIS DC 2016

    The 2016 version of the ERCIS DC took place in Kristiansand, Norway, following the Annual Workshop.

    We had seven students presenting their current research status:

    • Peter Busch, University of Agder
    • Carlos Costa, University of Minho
    • Geir Hausvik, University of Agder
    • Moritz von Hoffen, University of Münster
    • Aleksandra Lazareva, University of Agder
    • Tanja Merfeld, University of Münster
    • Hendrik Scholta, University of Muenster
    • Zhiwei Yang, University of Leiden

    The faculty of the DC were

    • João Alvaro Carvalho, University of Minho
    • Devendra Bahadur Thapa, University of Agder
    • Jörg Becker, University of Münster
    • Jan vom Brocke, University of Liechtenstein
    • Robert Winter, University of St. Gallen
    • Sara Hofmann, University of Bremen
    • Oliver Müller, IT University Copenhagen
    • Maung Sein, University of Agder
  • Rome, Italy, 2014

  • Ijselmeer, The Netherlands, 2008