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.

For the setting of our DC, have a look at the dedicated DC webpage.

Our past Doctoral Colloquia

  • Pto. Pollensa, Spain, 2019

    In 2019, the ERCIS again organised a PhD Colloquium in Pto. Pollensa, Spain. The rationale of this series is to intensively discuss the PhD endeavour of each participant, provide multi-perspective feedback, network them, and enjoy the time together in a nice environment.The PhD candidates had to submit an eight to ten pages dissertation paper, summarizing motivation, related work, problem statement/research gap, proposed research approach and time frame. Furthermore, each of the students had to conduct a peer review of one dissertation paper. At the venue, the candidates had to present their research for approximately 30 minutes without any means but a whiteboard and pens, leaving at least an hour for discussion. Additionally, the students had to moderate the session of the paper they reviewed.

    This gave eight students the opportunity to participate: Dennis Assenmacher, University of Münster; Frank Danielsen, University of Agder; Chris Gernreich, Ruhr-Universität Bochum; Steven Groß, Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien; Brigida Moucho, Universidade do Minho; Tiemo Thiess, IT University of Copenhagen; Sharon Wagg, Loughborough University; Rainer Winkler, Universität St. Gallen.This year, the faculty board consisted of Katrin Bergener, University of Münster; Alessio Maria Bracini, Università degli Studi della Tuscia; Sara Hofmann, Univer-sity of Agder; Oliver Müller, Universität Paderborn; Jens Pöppelbuß, Ruhr-Univer-sität Bochum; Armin Stein, University of Münster.

    Aside from discussing the research, the participants also used the chance to either learn sailing together, or to advance their nautical knowledge. This resulted in a great team spirit, leveraging the idea of the network to our junior scholars.

  • 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