Annual Retreat

The Annual Retreat of the IMPRS-ESM is an interdisciplinary colloquium in which all IMPRS-ESM doctoral candidates present their most recent research results and discuss them with peers and advisors. The Annual Retreat is run in a ‘conference style’; 10-minute presentations are followed by a five-minute discussion. Advanced doctoral candidates chair sessions and moderate the discussions. An invited speaker contributes a seminar tailored to the theme of the Retreat.

The Annual Retreat gathers all IMPRS-ESM participants for three days in a location outside of Hamburg. Being away from the daily office routine encourages a focus on scientific exchange and motivates team building. We also address administrative issues to ensure best possible operation of the School's affairs.