Early Career Researchers We are committed to support junior researchers in developing interdisciplinary competencies, in finding their way around the academic system and in addressing issues and conflicts that arise during the qualification period and career planning. The Young Investigator Programme (YIP) offers trainings, workshop and many resources and pools all training programs, services and resources of the University of St.Gallen that can support you at your current qualification level. We distinguish between the follwoing qualification stages: Depending on the different requirements of the stages, the focus will vary: Discover: At the beginning of your PhD, our offers are designed to ensure that you are well integrated into the academic system and acquire skills that will enable you to complete your dissertation successfully and effectively. Commit: Upon completion of your PhD, the question that often comes up is: "What next?" We won't leave you alone. We offer guidance and support when it comes to planning your professional future and acquiring relevant skills for your career - both within and outside of academia. Accelerate: Do you consider a career in academia? We offer support to sharpen your academic profile and to develop competencies relevant to prepare you for appointment procedures. For more information please refer to our Mid-Career Programme.