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Key Qualification Program

Notification: Due to the current situation, all key qualification courses take place via video conference. 

The Viadrina Center for Graduate Studies offers doctoral and postdoctoral researchers at the Viadrina a free key qualification program. Seminars are held both in English and German and cover the following issues: 

  • Knowledge and Research Management
  • Career Planning and Advancement
  • Academic Writing and Working
  • Funding
Please register via the linked form. Feel free to contact us with any questions at promotion@europa-uni.de.

Please note: While each course has a primary target audience, such as doctoral or postdoctoral researchers, the courses are generally open to all interested participants. Exceptions apply only to undergraduate students, whose participation is limited to specific courses. 

Curriculum: Winter Term of 2020/21

Event

Program 

Date & Time

Language

Registration

Success at Conferences

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November 12 & 13, 2020

9 am - 1 pm (both days)

Online

English

Registration

Promovieren in der Rechtswissenschaft

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November 20, 2020

9 am - 5 pm

Coaching sessions by arrangement

Online

German

Registration

Writing Skills: Academic English

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November 17 & 24, 2020

9 am - 11 am and 1 pm - 3 pm (both days)

Online

English

Booked

Wissenschaftsmanagement: Drittmittelanträge und -projekte

(Faculty of Business Administration and Economics)

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November 30, 2020,
1 pm - 5 pm
&
December 1, 2020,
9 am to 1 pm

Online

German

Registration

Strategic Career Planning

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December 9 & 10, 2020

9 am - 1:30 pm (both days)

Online

English

Booked

Projektmanagement in der Wissenschaft

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February 1 & 2, 2021

9 am - 1 pm (both days)

Online

German

Registration

Promovieren - Ja oder Nein?

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February 9, 2021

2 pm - 5 pm

Online

German

Registration

Participation

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VCGS courses are open to all doctoral and postdoctoral researchers at the Viadrina. Some courses are also aimed at advanced undergraduate students interested in PhD studies; these courses will be marked accordingly. Please find the main target group of each course in the detailed description.

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In courses classified as part of the VIP Program (Viadrina International Program - for Graduates), applications of VIP fellows are treated preferentially. In case of sufficient open spots, however, these courses are open to all doctoral and postdoctoral researchers at the Viadrina, as well.


Certificates of Attendance

If desired, certificates of attendance can be issued.

The VCGS does not issue ECTS or any other credits. PhD students enrolled in the International PhD Study Programme in Social and Cultural Sciences are kindly asked to contact the coordinator of the PhD Study Programme, Dr. Philipp Zessin-Jurek, for the validation of VCGS key qualification courses. 


Child Care

Please inform us about potential child care needs when registering. Child care can be offered on site; costs can be reimbursed for enrolled PhD students. Please contact the Family Affairs Office for such financial assistance.

Teaching in Higher Education

Research assistants, research fellows, and lecturers are invited to participate in courses on Teaching in Higher Education. Please find further information (German only) at the Netzwerk Studienqualität Brandenburg.

Writing Center 

The Writing Center of the European University Viadrina offers support services for writing competencies, several of them tailored towards doctoral researchers. You can find all information on the website of the Writing Center.  

Postdoc Network Brandenburg 

In the framework of the Postdoc Network Brandenburg (https://www.postdoc-network-brandenburg.de/en/), the key qualification programs of all four Brandenburg universities are open to all postdoctoral researchers within the State of Brandenburg.

Please find further information about the offers on the following websites:

BTU Cottbus-Senftenberg

https://www.b-tu.de/forschung/graduate-research-school-grs

https://www.b-tu.de/forschung/wissenschaftlicher-nachwuchs

Filmuniversität Babelsberg

https://www.filmuniversitaet.de/forschung-transfer/nachwuchsfoerderung/

Universität Potsdam

https://www.uni-potsdam.de/de/pogs/

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