Workshop: Introduction to German Academic Culture

Universität Ulm

Time: Tuesday, 09.00 a.m. - 05.00 p.m.
Place: Ulm University - Helmholtzstraße 18 | E20

Every academic culture in general as well as individual disciplinary cultures in particular are characterised by shared basic assumptions and practices that are acquired during the course of study and are handed down and upheld in the practical context at universities and in professional work. It is easy to overlook the fact that basic assumptions and practices of this type are also moulded by cultural differences that not only enrich academic exchange at the international level, but sometimes also impede it.

The goal of the workshop is to make the inherent basic assumptions, rules and expectations of the German academic culture comprehensible to international doctoral candidates and to strengthen their adaptation capabilities.


  •        The cultural framework – individual and cultural patterns
  •        Underlying structures: comparison of the implicit rules, values and convictions of the German academic system
  •         Action-oriented skills (1): academic argumentation
  •         Action-oriented skills (2): social interaction with professors and colleagues

A prior registration for each workshop is required. Workshops are filled on a first-come, first-served basis.

Registration opens two months before each event.

Please use the online registration form.