The Faculty of Science of the University of Zagreb is organizing the Faculty of Science PhD Student Symposium for the sixth time. The Symposium will take place in a spring term: from April 23 to April 24, 2022. It will be held in one of the following three ways: in person (at the Department of Chemistry of the Faculty of Science), as a hybrid model (part of the participants in person, part online), or completely online, depending on the epidemiological situation at the time of the Symposium.

Author: Ivana Erdelez

Internal conference for doctoral candidates geo_doc


First year PhD students present the results of their first year of research and provide an overview of the state of global knowledge on their topic as it relates to their research. Due to the nature of the content, the presentation is oral.

Second year PhD students present the results of their scientific research. The presentation can take the form of a poster or an oral presentation.



The first internal conference for PhD students was held in 2015 with 4 oral presentations. Over the years, the conference grew as shown in the graph below. In 2020, there were 10 oral and 5 poster presentations with about 40 participants. The conference was organised in two parallel sessions with two guest lecturers. The response from our PhD students has been very positive. 

In addition, 2019/20 was the reaccreditation of the Doctoral study in Geography: space, region, environment, landscape, with geo_doc highlighted as an example of good practice.

Last year's conference was held at the Department of Geography on 9th of July 2021.


Fig. 1. Number of oral and poster presentations on geo_doc conferences