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!

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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

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13 Jun

EY Wine Tasting

13. June 2024    
18:30 - 20:30
Dear PhD Students and DocNet Alumni, we are delighted to offer an exceptional opportunity to engage with Ernst & Young (EY) at an upcoming networking [...]
13 Jun

DocDrinks feat GSERM

13. June 2024    
20:00 - 22:30
Dear fellow PhD students, after our wine tasting event together with EY was booked out so quickly, we host an additional DocDrinks for all those [...]
27 Jun

DocNet meets DAC @Kunsthalle Zürich

27. June 2024    
18:30 - 22:00
Together with the Doctoral Alumni Club (DAC) we will visit the "Kunsthalle" in Zürich for a guided tour. Afterwards we go to Restaruant Limmathof for [...]
05 Jul

DocNet Summer Party

5. July 2024    
18:00 - 22:00
Dear PhD fellows at Friday 5th of July we will have this year's summer party - in a new location. The party will take place [...]
06 Jul

St. Galler Festspiele I The Fairy Queen

6. July 2024    
19:15 - 21:45
Experience the magic of Baroque opera amidst breathtaking scenery in the Swiss Alps! For the first time, the St. Gallen Concert and Theatre Festival is [...]

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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