phd existence

Dear colleagues,

save the date: On January 31st and February 1st, 2022, the next, 12th year of the PhD Existence conference (not only) for and about doctoral students is going to take place, and we hereby invite you to take part. If the situation allows, we will be happy to see you in the traditional premises of the Konvikt art center Olomouc, but even if the epidemiological measures don’t allow us to meet face-to-face, the conference is going to take place online – as was the case in the previous year. For current information, follow our website: www.phdexistence.cz.

The subtitle of the 12th year of the conference is Change„, as we have gone through a number of them in the last year (and more). Whether it was a change in the way of teaching, maintaining social contacts, providing professional services but also in research topics and ways of obtaining data, we believe that you took most of these situations as a challenge and managed to get some interesting (and research related) knowledge.

We will therefore be happy if you share your experiences and findings with us through active participation, in the form of an oral presentation, workshop, or poster. General guidelines for contributions are, as always, listed on the PhD Existence website under the Registration tab. This year, too, we aim to index the conference proceedings in the Web of Science database, and also offer the opportunity to publish your papers in the peer-reviewed journal „Diskuze v psychologii“ (https://diskuzevpsychologii.upol.cz/). If you prefer to just listen to the contributions of colleagues and, if possible, participate in the social evening, we of course also offer passive participation. And in both cases, definitely do not hesitate to participate in the comic competition on the topic of PhD existence! Let’s not forget that humor is one of the functional strategies for coping with change…

We wish you a lot of strength and look forward to seeing you in Olomouc or online!

For the programme and organizing committee

Lucie Viktorová

Programme

Transport, Food and Accommodation

TRANSPORT

Conference venue: Konvikt – the Arts Centre of Palacký University Olomouc (Univerzitní 3, 771 80 Olomouc)

PARTICIPANTS TRAVELLING BY PLANE

Olomouc does not have an airport, but is easily accessible by train from Prague. After arriving to Prague Airport, you can take the Airport Express bus directly to the Prague train station. From there, you can take a train to Olomouc with one of three major railway companies: České dráhy, RegioJet or Leo Express. Please note, that travelling on most trains requires a seat reservation, which can be made on the respective company’s website. For further directions, see the following paragraph.

PARTICIPANTS TRAVELLING BY TRAIN

From the main train station in Olomouc, take tram no. 2, 4 or 6. Get off at tram stop Náměstí Republiky (cca 5 minutes), cross the street and continue along the tram rails for about 30 metres. After that, take left turn to slightly rising Univerzitní street. You can use Telepizza restaurant at the corner of the Univerzitní street as an orienting point. Continue along the street and enter first gate on the left.

PARTICIPANTS TRAVELLING BY BUS

From the bus station, take an underground passage to the tram station and take tram no. 4. Get off at tram stop Náměstí Republiky (cca 5 minutes), cross the street and continue along the tram rails for about 30 metres. After that, take left turn to slightly rising Univerzitní street. You can use Telepizza restaurant at the corner of the Univerzitní street as an orienting point. Continue along the street and enter first gate on the left.

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Organizers

PROGRAMME AND ORGANIZING COMMITTEE

Organizer:

Department of Psychology
Faculty of Arts
Palacký University Olomouc

The conference is endorsed by:

prof. PhDr. Zdeněk Pechal, CSc.
dean of the Faculty of Arts, Palacký University Olomouc

PhDr. Martin Dolejš, Ph.D.
head of the Department of Psychology, Faculty of Arts, Palacký University Olomouc

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