The PhD student is encouraged to participate in conferences. During the first year of the PhD programme, the PhD student is asked to identify, in collaboration with the supervisor, one or two conferences that would be relevant for participation. The student is not required to have an active obligation at these conferences. At the second and third year of the PhD programme, the student is encouraged to participate in conferences as well. At this point, the student is required to participate actively (presentation, poster session or the like).