PLATO PhD School 2

The project's second PhD school will be staged in Vienna on 12-16 March 2018. Three days will be dedicated to research design, and two days to academic writing.

PhD course in research design

12-14 March 2018

The main objectives of the PhD course are to understand the organisation and presentation of political science research, the framing of a research question and its relation to the broader literature, the development and review of causal explanations, the construction of valid and reliable measures for the key variables of interest to the project.

Course leaders:

  • Katrin Auel, IHS
  • Guido Tiemann, IHS

Academic Writing Skills

15-16 March 2018

The purpose of this workshop is for PLATO's PhD researchers to learn more about the writing and publication process. It will provide structure, advice and motivation in academic writing.

Course leader:

This course is for PLATO PhD researchers only.

Social programme and dinners

Tuesday, 13 March 2018

Joint dinner

Wednesday, 14 March 2018

Guided tour in the afternoon to one of Vienna's most famous museums: Hofburg, Belvedere or Leopold (tbc)

Thursday, 15 March 2018

A vintage tram will take us for a trip around the city centre, which ends at the oldest wine tavern in Vienna, where we will have dinner

Practical information

Information and directions to the venue, accommodation and restaurants


Institute for Advanced Studies, Vienna
Published May 26, 2017 12:04 PM - Last modified Feb. 7, 2018 9:26 AM