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Key Qualification Program

Curriculum: Summer Term 2022



Date & Time



Speed Reading

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May 17 & 18, 2022

9:30 am - 5:30 pm (both days)

LH 001 (Presence)



Karriere mit Lehre

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May 23, 2022

4 pm - 5:30 pm


German Registration

Debating in Academia

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June 13 & 16, 2022

10 am - 5 pm (both days)


English Registration
Introduction to the German Academic System Bild1 ©Björn Grötzner

June 21, 2022

1 pm - 3 pm


English Registration

Bewerbungstraining: Stellensuche außerhalb der Wissenschaft

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June 28 & 29, 2022

9 am - 5 pm




Fördermöglichkeiten für Promotionen ​​Bild1 ©Björn Grötzner

July 12, 2022

2 pm - 5 pm


German Registration


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.

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 (, 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

Filmuniversität Babelsberg

Universität Potsdam

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