GPP ProgramThe GPP's program is composed of three thematically structured units:
Unit A: "Organizing, Presenting and Evaluating Knowledge" aims at aims at improving skills which are indispensable to adequately organize and present research results – be it in form of an oral presentation or a research paper. This also encompasses the ability to selectively search for literature, effectively administer data and knowledge as well as being able to assess the quality of scientific data, methods and working procedures.
Unit B: "Management Skills" imparts and improves knowledge and competencies which are central to leadership tasks. To this objective workshops about project management and face-to-face communication are offered. These courses are supplemented by courses focusing on intercultural aspects of communication and team work.
Unit C: "Career Planning and Career Entry" informs about the career options and career paths for young researchers as well as about funding opportunities for Postdocs in Germany and Europe. Furthermore, the doctoral candidates are being assisted in sharpening their personal and professional profile in regard to their preferred professional career. Thus, Unit C supports the young researchers in getting their career entry successfully started.
English Courses in the Second Half of 2013/ First Half of 2014:
The following courses are offered in English to enable doctoral candidates of Mainz University who do not have a good command of German to also gain further qualification. Participants should therefore be able to understand and speak English.
B 1-3 Time and Self-Management: November 14, 2013 (one vacancy left)
A 4-2 Presenting in English: February 18+19, 2014
B 1-2 Applied Project Management: Getting a Grip on Your PhD-Project: March 11+12, 2014
A list of all our German and English courses can be found here.
Signing up for a Course
In order to sign up and participate in the courses, you have to be registered with the General Postgraduate Program.
To sign up for a course, please use the GPP Course Registration Form.
Incoming registrations will be considered in order of arrival. However, the organizers reserve the right to treat the registration of foreign doctoral candidates preferentially.