International Competences

Writing Research English (19.06.2020, 10:00 -15:00)

Workshop: Writing Research English

This is a practical workshop designed to give PhD and post-doc students and scientific staff the chance to be given feedback and guidance on writing scientific articles. Participants should bring a laptop with examples of scientific articles they have written and/or are currently writing.

Date and time: Friday 19.06.2020, 10:00 -15:00h 

Place: WE5/02.048

Trainer: Don Watson, Schreibzentrum

Registration: Please send an email to

Online Workshop: Working effectively in international research teams (02.07.2020, 09:30-12:00 Uhr and 09.07.2020 09:30-11:30 Uhr)

Cross-cultural collaboration in international teams has become a crucial everyday part of scientific working environments and understanding the keys of successful collaboration is important for academic career paths.

The aim of the training is to prepare participants for effective teamwork from an intercultural perspective in academia. To achieve this goal, we will work with science-based models, short lectures and numerous exercises with a strong focus on the relevance for your professional and daily life.

The workshop will cover:

  • Engage individually with our own cultural backgrounds and their impact on intercultural collaboration
  • Analyze scientific teamwork in an intercultural context
  • Develop strategies for self-experienced difficult situations in international teams

Method: The workshop will be a mix of input, working on case studies, discussions, group work, etc. There will be individual homework between the two online-sessions (approx. 2-3 hours of workload).

After this workshop you will:

  • Be able to analyze situations of your work life in an international team
  • Know strategies to deal with intercultural situations
  • Have the basics to feel more secure when intercultural situations in your work occur.

Date and time: Thursday, 02.07.2020, 09:30-12:00 Uhr and Thursday, 09.07.2020, 09:30-11:30h

Place: Online workshop. Please register for log in data.

Trainer: Maria Prahl, M.A.: studied Human Resource Development, Eastern European History and Intercultural Communication. She works since 2004 as trainer and facilitator in universities, foundations and companies. She completed a three-year education in training and facilitation. Her main focus in training lies in international cooperation and communication in teams, intercultural teaching styles, Diversity Management and Train-the-Trainer.

Registration: Please send an email to workshops.trac(at)

Research Writing Retreat (03.07.2020, 10:00 -15:00h)

Writing Centre Workshop: Research Writing Retreat

This is an opportunity for PhD and post-doc students and scientific staff to work on their scientific articles in a distraction-free environment with support from a "Writing Centre" staff member and will include a number of short informational sessions with ideas to help you improve your scientific article writing skills.

Date and time: Friday 03.07.2020, 10:00 -15:00h 

Place: WE5/02.048

Trainer: Don Watson, Schreibzentrum

Registration: Please send an email to

Individuelle Schreibberatung in den Sprachen Englisch, Französisch sowie Deutsch als Fremdsprache - laufend

Dies ist eine Veranstaltung des Sprachenzentrums.

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