Doctoral Network at the University of St. Gallen


About DocNet

DocNet is the club for all doctoral students, Ph.D.s and postdoctoral scholars at the University of St. Gallen (HSG), Switzerland

Our network was founded by a group of doctoral students from different research departments at HSG in spring 2001. Today, with more than 1’000 members, we are one of the biggest clubs at the University of St.Gallen (HSG). Throughout the year we organize interesting and inspiring social, sports, career-oriented, and academic events. Furthermore, DocNet provides special offers and benefits to its members. DocNet also maintains pages on LinkedInInstagram, and Facebook to inform and connect its members with each other. More than 3400 former doctoral students are organized through the Doctoral Alumni Club (a chapter of HSG Alumni). If you have any queries, please feel free to contact us via email.





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Join the annual interdisciplinary scientific conference in St. Gallen with a balanced mix of professional content, interactive discussions, and reflection.

DocNet is your connection to other doctoral students. Join out network and enjoy our benefits. We will help you with useful PhD Resources and much more!

Chances are that at some point you wonder: “Am I the first person having this issue? Where did I find that again? Where do I turn to for that software licence?” And that’s the reason why we started to collect some helpful links and resources for your PhD journey. Because writing a dissertation is hard enough.

Wear our style

Get your DocNet Hoodie!

Our DocNet hoodie is more than just merchandise – it’s a statement! It symbolizes our Doctoral community, while providing the comfort you deserve.

Our purpose of DocNet

DocNet was established in 2001 by a small group of doctoral students from different research departments. Today DocNet is one of the largest and most active doctoral networks at the University of St. Gallen. The membership shall be open for all doctoral students and doctors of the University of St.Gallen. Since the beginning DocNet serves the following purposes:

Open doctoral network

Establishment of a network among doctoral students and postdoctoral research fellows


Promotion of dialogue

Promotion of dialogue between private business, the University and doctoral students

Organization of Activities

Organization of recreational activities and presentations

Knowledge Exchange

Enhancement of professional knowledge exchange

Join our upcoming events

Book a place for our next events.

20 Mar

DocNet Running Dinner

20. March 2024    
18:30 - 23:45
Dear PhD fellows, Running dinner is all about meeting many fellow doctoral students, running around town, and enjoying delicious food & drinks! You partner up [...]
11 Apr

DocDrinks April

11. April 2024    
19:30 - 22:30
This month’s DocDrinks will take place at Süd Bar on April 11th. Join us for drinks and a relaxed get-together with our DocNet members. You [...]

Highlights from our DocNet community and past events

Take part in our special events and get in touch with other DocNet members. We offer various events throughout the year.

Thanks to our partners

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