Helen M. Bolke-Hermanns


0241 / 80 21004



What is the PromotionsCafé?

The PromotionsCafé is an initiative by the Department of Computer Science which seeks to provide a platform for doctoral candidates at the department. It was created in the context of the AlgoSyn graduate school, headed by Professor Wolfgang Thomas, and has recently been further expanded as an independent institution under the coordination of Ms. Helen Bolke-Hermanns.

What are the Aims of the PromotionsCafé?

The PromotionsCafé is a platform for doctoral candidates to discuss matters beyond the everyday academic activities, such as career planning, job opportunities, as well as gender-related and other topics.

If you have any suggestions for topics to discuss, please write an email to .

Who can Participate?

All doctoral candidates at the department are invited to participate in the PromotionsCafé.


Upcoming Promotionscafé Meeting: Wednesday, May 3, 4-5:30pm

We would like to invite you to the next Promotionscafé sessions!

Outrmain topic will be: Staying in research after the PhD? At the University or in a corporate research department?


This time around, our guests are Nadine Bergner und Dr. Maciej Mühleisen .

If you want to stay in research after completing your doctoral studies, you can become a postdoc at university. Alternatively, you can take up a position in a research department in a company or research institutions.

We will discuss the following questions:

  • What are the differences?
  • What are the career perpectives in the long run?
  • What are the different requirements – what is expected of me?
  • And what can I expect from the job?

All doctoral candidates are invited to attend!

Wednesday, May 3, 2016 4-5:30pm
Computer Science Center, Room 9220, E3, Ahornstraße 55, 52074 Aachen

Registration and further information: and Promotionscafé