GPP ProgramThe GPP's program is composed of three thematically structured units:
Unit A: "Working Scientifically" 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.
Unit D: "Counselling and Networking"
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English Courses in the Second Half of 2014
The following courses are offered in English:
>>>New: C1-4.3 Publication Strategies in Science
A 2-2 Good Scientific Practice
July 22 and 23
A 3-2 Academic Writing in English
July 30 or September 24
A 3-4 Scientific Publishing
B 2-2 Intercultural Communication
September 16 and 17
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A list of all our present and former German and English courses can be found here.
>>> The official course registration starts on May 12, 2014. Please note, that applications arriving before that day will not be considered.
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.