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, February 7, 2018, 4-5:30pm

We would like to invite you to the next PromotionsCafé session!

Our main topic will be: Tolerance for Diversity… Welcome to the Real World!


This time around, our guest is Drs. Randall J. Birnberg.

We will discuss the following topics:

  • Positive Intercultural Communication
  • Internet and Social Media Brings Cultures and Genders Together
  • Personal Growth from Increased Ethnic and Gender Tolerance
  • Cultural Misunderstandings and How to Avoid Them
  • Positive Attitude for People Different from Yourself

All doctoral candidates are cordially invited to attend!

Wednesday, February 7, 2018, 4-5:30pm, Computer Science Center: Room 9220, E3, Ahornstraße 55, 52074 Aachen

Registration and further information: