The Graduate School’s Key Competencies Training Program

Members of the Graduate School are supported by a wide range of additional seminars and workshops. Our training program in key competencies is designed to equip students with a full range of skills which will improve their effectiveness as researchers, and ensure that they are not only highly qualified but employable in a variety of careers by the end of their studies. 
Our training program has been created especially for our students and is customized to fit the typical situations and problems which occur during doctoral research. We work with highly qualified trainers and experts who have typically worked in the academic field themselves and have a wealth of practical experience.
The Graduate School’s key competence courses are open to all members of the Graduate School. No fees are charged for attending our courses. The courses are held in English or German. 
Here you find our current courses and workshops:

Project Management 2009

Contact

 

Stefanie Luniak

International Graduate School in Molecular Medicine Ulm
Albert-Einstein-Allee 11
89081 Ulm
Germany
Phone: +49 731 50 36290
Fax: +49 731 50 36292

Our Key-Competence Seminars

Good Practice

  • Networking in the academic context

    The possibilities to make quick and target focused contact with experts, colleagues, potential employers and staff members, funders and business partners have increased in number and significance. In the light of growing complexity in the knowledge society and better electronic contact possibilities, the ‘know-who’ is gaining in importance next to the ‘know-how’.
    In the academic sector, as elsewhere, personal contacts enhance the chances of finding supporters and funders for one’s own project, of receiving conference invitations, of being involved in publications, and of being told about interesting positions.
    Networking requires initiative and continued investment. It is helpful, in this context, to be able to rely on proven strategies to make the right contacts, to communicate in a target focused way and to find the balance between giving and taking. The workshop transmits these proven networking techniques


    02.10.2020, 09:00 a.m- 05.00 p.m. 
    Venue: Online
    Register here 

  • Writing papers and theses in the life sciences

    Writing scientific manuscripts is rewarding but can also turn out to be a difficult task for the beginner. This interactive two-days workshop gives assistance to Ph.D- students who are facing the challenge of writing a scientific paper or a thesis.

    seminar description

    29.-30. Oktober 2020
    09 a.m- 05:00 p.m.
    Venue: N 24-101
    no more free places
    Register for the waiting list

  • Designing and presenting scientific posters

    PhD students often face the challenge to present scientific posters at meetings. The generation of adequate posters is usually not a matter of just a few hours. Special care has to be taken to adjust contents and design to a typical brief presentation in a poster session. How to make a poster attractive and scientifically correct at the same time? This is one of many questions that will be dealt with in this workshop.

    full description

    28.10.2020, 09:00-05:00
    Venue: N24-101
    no more free places

    Register for the waiting list