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Qualification offers and engagement @HZB

There is a huge variety of both in-house and external qualification offers available to HZB doctoral researchers. These include various transferable skill trainings and the mandatory course on "Good Scientific Practice". The HZB Graduate Center is available to all your questions around your qualification needs, simply get in touch with us here.

Offers specifically addressed to HZB doctoral researchers are announced here and via the hzbdoc-mailing list.

  • In order to apply for an in-house workshop or training please follow the process decribed here.
  • For external qualifications, it needs to be clarified who covers the cost before you apply. Costs can be covered either by the central qualification budget from HZB, if a request has been made and granted (more information here). Or alternatively, the OU must guarantee to cover the cost.

Upcoming in-house qualification offers

Scientific Writing - April 25 and May 2, 2022 - registration is open here

Next course on Good Scientific Practice

HZB regularly offers an in-house training on Good Scientific Practice, that is announced via the hzbdoc-mailing list and here on the website. Alternatively, participation in a similar training offered by Berlin-Brandenburg universities is also possible.

Every HZB doctoral researcher is obliged to take training on Good Scientific Practice, ideally in the first year of their doctorate.

Good Scientific Practice - planned on September 30th 2022 as an in-person course in Adlershof

Previous in-house offers

  • Good Scientific Practice - April 4 and 5, 2022 - held by Dr. Alexander Britz.
  • Strategies for dealing with situations of stress during the pandemic - group coaching - January 11 until February 18, 2022 - A six-week online coaching program for doctoral researchers and postdocs.
  • Good Scientific Practice - November 22 and 23, 2021 - held by Dr. Christian Dumpitak.
  • Female Empowerment and Leadership - October 12, 2021 - empower female researchers to further develop their leadership skills in the male-dominated field of science and academia.
  • Good Scientific Practice - October 7 and 8, 2021 - held by Dr. Christian Dumpitak.
  • Doctoral supervision - September 22 until 24, 2021 - for supervisors of doctoral researchers
  • Reputation Building for Researchers - Combining Online Marketing Techniques with Open Science Principles - August 18, 2021 - practical guidance on how to establish an online presence as a researcher via digital media.
  • Skills for succesful communication, for use even in difficult situations - March 1 and 2, 15 and 16, 2021 - about what happens and what can be done, when communication becomes difficult.

External qualifications

It is possible to participate in some courses offered by the Berlin and Brandenburg universities. Do not hesitate to contact the Graduate Center in case of any questions about your qualifications, or directly contact the organizing university for questions concerning the specific offer you are interested in.

For external qualifications, it needs to be clarified who covers the cost before you apply. Costs can be covered either by the central qualification budget from HZB, if a request has been made and granted (more information here). Or alternatively, the OU must guarantee to cover the cost.

Courses offered through external organizations as part of the Berlin University Alliance are available to HZB doctoral researchers free of charge unless otherwise specified.

Engagement @HZB

There are various opportunities for HZB doctoral researchers to be involved in activities at HZB. Such as participation in:

Girl's Day

Long Night of the Sciences at HZB

HZB school lab

Please directly contact the responsible person in order to receive details about your potential participation in the events.