Key Qualifications

Key qualifications and mentoring programs for PhD students at the RTG "Models of Gravity"

There are regular courses offered by the respective universities regarding key qualifications and soft skills for PhD students. Most of these courses are optional like scientific writing, giving talks, etc. All PhD students can attend these courses at any of the partner universities.

A mandatory course for PhD students at the RTG is a seminar on good scientific practice, which should be offered once a year and has to be taken once.

For questions and information concerning the participation in courses, seminars, mentoring programs etc. please also ask your PhD supervisor and RTG coordinator.

Facilities and contacts at the Universities:

Universität Bremen

Graduate Center University of Bremen ProUB

The Graduate Center of the University of Bremen works under the mottos "PhD networks", "independent research" and "personality development". It informs you on any general issues surrounding your doctoral studies and about its very varied qualification program, which also contains details of the training measures offered by its cooperation partners. It can also offer assistance in joining Doc-Networks and PhD success teams, in which doctoral students work together and offer reciprocal support.

Contact/link:

You find a list of current seminars, contact persons and general information on:

http://www.uni-bremen.de/en/research/doctoral-students-post-docs/graduate-center-university-of-bremen-proub.html

Referat 04 Chanchengleichheit - plan m Mentoring in Science

Plan m mentoring programs are an instrument of gender-balanced staff development created by the Equal Opportunities Office at the University of Bremen. They address female PhD-students and Postdocs who are thinking of continuing their scientific career in order to become a professor or to attain a leadership position in science.

More information on Plan m:

http://www.uni-bremen.de/de/chancengleichheit/plan-m-mentoring-in-science.html

Carl von Ossietzky Universität Oldenburg

Graduate School for Science and Technology (Oltech)

A number of courses for key qualifications are provided by the UOL graduate school for science and technology, which is part of the faculty of mathematics and natural sciences. These courses cover the topics communication, management, career development and gender mainstreaming. The graduate school functions as an umbrella organization for the PhD programs of the faculty of mathematics and science.

Contact/link:

You find a list of current seminars, contact persons and general information on:

http://www.oltech.org/index.html

Jacobs University Bremen

Career Service Center (CSC)

At the Jacobs University Bremen the Career Service Center offers courses on key qualifications and "professional skills" trainings for PhD students. Topics are e.g. presentation skills, networking training, core skills for young professionals, project management und negotiation skills. Individual coachings and counselings can also be offered.

Contact/link:

You find a list of current seminars, contact persons and general information on:

http://www.jacobs-university.de/csc

Universität Bielefeld

The BIU offers courses on key qualifications and soft skills for PhD students as part of the Personalentwicklungsprogramm für Forschende und Lehrende (PEP).

Contact/link:

www.uni-bielefeld.de/pep/

Leibniz Universität Hannover

The LUH offers many key qualification courses via the RTG 1463, the graduate school Halostar and also the center of excellence QUEST.

Contact/link:

QUEST: www.questhannover.de

Halostar: www.halostar.de

Beside these courses offered by the participating universities, Kowi (www.kowi.de) is regularly providing seminars at the universities regarding the formulation of grant applications at the European level.