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Phd programm

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PhD program in Hirschegg

At AIT Austrian Institute of Technology, PhD theses are carried out in cooperation with national or international universities. Scientific education is provided by both organisations – at AIT it is ensured by the respective supervisors. Part of this education is the participation in AIT Seminar Series, scientific talks by international scientists or heads of industrial research units. 

Technology transfer

AIT is an applied Research and Technology Organisation (RTO) and therefore offers training and education for exploitation concepts, entrepreneurship and patents. Together with our partners accent Gründerservice GmbH and tecnet equity NÖ GmbH, we conduct the AIT Poster Award each year. This is an opportunity for our young researchers to present scientific results focusing on the possibilities of economic use.

In cooperation with aws Austria Wirtschaftsservice Gesellschaft mhB and internationally experienced experts, we offer training in entrepreneurship.


Scientific integrity

Awareness and training in the field of scientific integrity is offered together with the ÖAWI, the Austrian Agency for scientific integrity.

PhDs learn about

  • The work of the ÖAWI
  • Best scientific practice
  • correct scientific work (prevent scientific misconduct)

Presentation techniques

Trainings for presentation techniques for scientific presentations and talks at conferences as well as poster presentation techniques are offered within the AIT PhD Seminar, a week long retreat in the Alps.

Network platforms

The goal of the PhD Seminar is creating a network for PhD students of all AIT Centers. Sessions are dedicated to practicing presentation techniques, career coaching (e.g. Next stop Postdoc?) fireside chats with successful persons from science and industry).