PhD Defence

Here at D-ERDW we have a wonderful tradition of throwing a party to celebrate when someone obtains a Doctoral degree. In most cases the newly doctored student will organize a party opened to all D-ERDW members.

If you’re about to obtain your Doctoral degree and would like to celebrate with your colleagues in the department, be sure to make arrangements with the Friday Beer team at least one month in advance so they can order the drinks for you. You can email them at

If you would like to use the kitchen of our department for your party, please talk to Sigrid Trindler ( also at least 4 weeks prior to your defense.