Scientific soft-skill courses

Doctoral candidates of the Berlin School of Mind and Brain will have to take four scientific soft-skill courses, developed and conducted in collaboration with Humboldt Graduate School and offered separately for natural sciences/life sciences and social sciences/humanities. Verification of attendance is required. Participation in other soft-skill courses offered by Humboldt Graduate School is possible upon application to the management of the Berlin School of Mind and Brain.

Please note: Your registration with Humboldt Graduate School is binding. To prevent incurring costs participation must be cancelled at least 14 days in advance. A short-notice cancellation owing to illness is only acceptable with a doctor’s certificate.

Mandatory scientific soft-skill courses (key competencies)

(offered by Humboldt Graduate School)

  • Scientific presentation
  • Scientific writing
  • Grant-application writing
  • Good Scientific Practice: part of our mandatory annual winter school “Ethics and Neuroscience”. In addition, Humboldt Graduate School offers a special comprehensive course Research responsibility which is highly recommended.

Recommended: “Just Landed: German science culture” and “Communication in intercultural and interdisciplinary teams” (offered by Humboldt Graduate School)

Optional scientific soft-skill courses

(offered by Humboldt Graduate School)

  • Publishing research articles
  • Scientific communication
  • Media training
  • Publishing research articles
  • Career management
  • Project management / Get your things done
  • Speaking with confidence
  • Didactics / Teaching skills for junior scientists
  • Dissertation coaching
  • Preparing for the disputation
  • Work–life balance
  • Business start-up courses
  • Empowerment workshops

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This page last updated on: 14 November 2016


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