Graduate School HIGRADE

HIGRADE Soft Skills Courses

Upcoming Soft Skills Courses

Please note that the application period starts about 2 months before the course starts.

Courses planned for 2015:

Soft Skills courses

Scientific Writing

2015-02

17.02.2015 - 18.02.2015

UFZ Leipzig: hall 2, KUBUS

Application deadline:14.01.2015

Course name Scientific Writing
Module 2015-02
Category Soft Skills courses
Target group PhD students who want to write their first scientific publications
Contents One of the main challenges that PhD students have to face is getting published. They are thus confronted with various requirements that are not covered by traditional curricula, e.g. how to structure material for scientific publication, how to communicate results persuasively or what elements distinguish an article that is published from one that is rejected. This course intends to convey the skills necessary to overcome these shortcomings. The course aims at supporting PhD students to improve their skills with regards to preparing and writing a scientific paper, and to provide the basis for further self-teaching of scientific writing. The course is designed for students close to or already in the process of writing their first publications, so that the short writing exercises during the course can be directly related to their own work and publications
Didactic aim /
competences
Learn how to produce scientific publications in peer-reviewed journals
Didactic elements Lectures, excercises, discussion
Date 17.02.2015 - 18.02.2015
Time 09:00 - 17:00
Location UFZ Leipzig: hall 2, KUBUS
Number of participants 12
Application Application
Application deadline 14.01.2015
Lecturer in charge

Workshop Paperwriting

2015-15

02.03.2015 - 06.03.2015

Torfhaus, Harz - Accommodation funded by HIGRADE - further information (in German) see http://www.harzklub-hannover.de/2014-01-23_TH_Hausprospekt.pdf

Application deadline:14.01.2015

Course name Workshop Paperwriting
Module 2015-15
Category Soft Skills courses
Target group PhD students who want to write their first paper. All data and the basic idea of the paper have to be ready. We especially encourage non-German speaking students.

Naural scientists are preferred. Participants should have a first concept for writing their paper
Contents The writing of publications is often difficult during every-days work and often takes a lot of time. Reasons for this are:
• Wrong priorities (explicitly not: “lack of time”)
• Perfectionism, inhibition threshold to start
• Continuous irritation by email & Co
• Lack of experience (especially PhD students) leads to inefficient writing process

To overcome these obstacles we want to arrange a one-week paper writing-workshop. Special emphasis will be given to
1. Identification of an interesting story. Definition of a central theme (“Roter Faden”). Usually a paper is written easily, if the story is good.
2. Reasonable order of procedures
3. Organisation of the text
4. What is the perspective of the readers, reviewer, editor?
5. Practical help: Endnote, how to handle Co-authors, choice of the journal, organisation of the publishing process

Since most PhD students have already some experience with the publication process, the workshop will not completely start at “zero”. There will be no long lectures but the themes will be developed in discussions using the example of own projects. Exchange and motivation between the participants is a central element of the workshop. Each student brings her/his own paper-project. Goal of the workshops is that everyone leaves with a draft of his paper
Didactic aim /
competences
Learn how to produce scientific publications in peer-reviewed journals. Write a draft
Didactic elements Practical work on own manuscript, short lectures, discussion
Date 02.03.2015 - 06.03.2015
Location Torfhaus, Harz - Accommodation funded by HIGRADE - further information (in German) see http://www.harzklub-hannover.de/2014-01-23_TH_Hausprospekt.pdf
Number of participants 8
Application Application
Application deadline 14.01.2015
Lecturer in charge
Lecturers

Good Scientific Practice

2015-10

16.03.2015 - 17.03.2015

UFZ Leipzig: lecture hall ANA, room 101, building 4.0

Application deadline:10.02.2015

Course name Good Scientific Practice
Module 2015-10
Category Soft Skills courses
Target group Graduate School members
Contents Good scientific practice, data management, publication practice and authorship, responsible mentoring, cooperation in science and conflicts of interest, scientific misconduct, managing conflicts

Workshop duration:
16 March 2015 -> 14:00 - 18:00
17 March 2015 -> 09:00 - 17:30
Didactic aim /
competences
To know and understand the rules of good scientific practice, to become aware of the different areas in the scientific process in which questionable scientific practice and misconduct can appear, to develop appropriate solutions for difficult situations in the work process of scientists, to be able to decide and act appropriately, to have the courage to speak with other colleagues or with ombudspeople about mistakes and problems
Didactic elements Case discussions, problem based learning in small groups, information rounds
Date 16.03.2015 - 17.03.2015
Location UFZ Leipzig: lecture hall ANA, room 101, building 4.0
Work load [h] 14
Number of participants 16
Application Application
Application deadline 10.02.2015

Time and Self Management

2015-04

30.03.2015 - 31.03.2015

UFZ Leipzig: lecture hall ANA, room 101, building 4.0

Application deadline:26.02.2015

Course name Time and Self Management
Module 2015-04
Category Soft Skills courses
Date 30.03.2015 - 31.03.2015
Time 09:00 - 17:00
Location UFZ Leipzig: lecture hall ANA, room 101, building 4.0
Number of participants 30
Application Application
Application deadline 26.02.2015

Intercultural Communication

2015-03

15.04.2015 - 16.04.2015

UFZ Leipzig: hall 2, KUBUS

Application deadline:04.03.2015

Course name Intercultural Communication
Module 2015-03
Category Soft Skills courses
Target group PhD Students
Date 15.04.2015 - 16.04.2015
Location UFZ Leipzig: hall 2, KUBUS
Number of participants 14
Application Application
Application deadline 04.03.2015

Career Building in Academia and Beyond

2015-21

11.05.2015

UFZ Leipzig: hall 2, KUBUS

Application deadline:01.04.2015

Course name Career Building in Academia and Beyond
Module 2015-21
Category Soft Skills courses
Target group PhD students
Date 11.05.2015
Time 09:00 - 16:00
Location UFZ Leipzig: hall 2, KUBUS
Number of participants 20
Application Application
Application deadline 01.04.2015

Good Scientific Practice

2015-07

01.06.2015

UFZ Leipzig; lecture hall 1 (room 254), building 1

Application deadline:20.04.2015

Course name Good Scientific Practice
Module 2015-07
Category Soft Skills courses
Target group PhD Students
Date 01.06.2015
Time 09:00 - 17:00
Location UFZ Leipzig; lecture hall 1 (room 254), building 1
Application Application
Application deadline 20.04.2015

Scientific Writing

2015-08

01.06.2015 - 03.06.2015

UFZ Leipzig: lecture hall ANA, room 101, building 4.0

Application deadline:20.04.2015

Course name Scientific Writing
Module 2015-08
Category Soft Skills courses
Target group PhD Students
Date 01.06.2015 - 03.06.2015
Time 09:00 - 17:00
Location UFZ Leipzig: lecture hall ANA, room 101, building 4.0
Number of participants 12
Application Application
Application deadline 20.04.2015

Proposal Writing: How to Create Promising Grant Applications

2015-20

16.06.2015

UFZ Leipzig: hall 2, KUBUS

Application deadline:13.05.2015

Course name Proposal Writing: How to Create Promising Grant Applications
Module 2015-20
Category Soft Skills courses
Target group PhD students
Date 16.06.2015
Time 09:00 - 17:00
Location UFZ Leipzig: hall 2, KUBUS
Number of participants 16
Application Application
Application deadline 13.05.2015

Academic Presenting in English

2015-22

02.07.2015 - 03.07.2015

UFZ Leipzig: lecture hall 1 (room 254), building 1

Application deadline:20.05.2015

Course name Academic Presenting in English
Module 2015-22
Category Soft Skills courses
Target group PhD students
Date 02.07.2015 - 03.07.2015
Time 09:00 - 17:00
Location UFZ Leipzig: lecture hall 1 (room 254), building 1
Number of participants 12
Application Application
Application deadline 20.05.2015

Scientific Writing

2015-09

05.10.2015 - 07.10.2015

UFZ Leipzig; lecture hall 1 (room 254), building 1

Application deadline:24.08.2015

Course name Scientific Writing
Module 2015-09
Category Soft Skills courses
Target group PhD Students
Date 05.10.2015 - 07.10.2015
Time 09:00 - 17:00
Location UFZ Leipzig; lecture hall 1 (room 254), building 1
Number of participants 12
Application Application
Application deadline 24.08.2015

Academic Presenting in English (1)

2015-05

05.11.2015 - 06.11.2015

UFZ Leipzig: hall 2, KUBUS

Application deadline:24.09.2015

Course name Academic Presenting in English (1)
Module 2015-05
Category Soft Skills courses
Target group PhD Students
Date 05.11.2015 - 06.11.2015
Time 09:00 - 17:00
Location UFZ Leipzig: hall 2, KUBUS
Number of participants 12
Application Application
Application deadline 24.09.2015

Academic Presenting in English (2)

2015-06

09.11.2015 - 10.11.2015

UFZ Leipzig: hall 2, KUBUS

Application deadline:28.09.2015

Course name Academic Presenting in English (2)
Module 2015-06
Category Soft Skills courses
Target group PhD Students
Date 09.11.2015 - 10.11.2015
Time 09:00 - 17:00
Location UFZ Leipzig: hall 2, KUBUS
Number of participants 12
Application Application
Application deadline 28.09.2015

Good Scientific Practice

2015-11

14.12.2015 - 15.12.2015

UFZ Leipzig: hall 2, KUBUS

Application deadline:02.11.2015

Course name Good Scientific Practice
Module 2015-11
Category Soft Skills courses
Target group PhD Students
Contents Workshop duration:
14 December 2015: 14:00 - 18:00
15 December 2015: 09:00 - 17:30
Date 14.12.2015 - 15.12.2015
Location UFZ Leipzig: hall 2, KUBUS
Number of participants 16
Application deadline 02.11.2015