International Competences

Online-Workshop: "Interkulturelle Kompetenz" (27.09.2021, 9:00 bis 12:00 Uhr) [LEIDER AUSGEBUCHT]

Online-Workshop: "Interkulturelle Kompetenz" (27.09.2021, 9:00 bis 12:00 Uhr)


Wie kann interkulturelle Kommunikation erfolgreich gelingen? Zur Beantwortung dieser Frage beschäftigen wir uns mit dem Kulturbegriff, den Unterschieden zwischen den Kulturen nicht nur in der Kommunikation sowie mit den deutschen Kulturstandards. Im theoretischen Teil begegnen wir den Forschern E.T. Hall, G. Hofstede und A. Thomas. Für die Praxis diskutieren wir gerne Ihre Beispiele, wenn Sie sie mit der Gruppe teilen möchten.


  • Einführung in das Thema
  • Theoretischer Teil
  • Diskussion und die Erarbeitung von Beispiellösungen

Methode: Powerpoint-Präsentation und Gruppen-bzw. Partnerarbeit


Die Teilnehmer erhalten Hintergrundinformationen, die mit praktischen Beispielen verknüpft werden. Am Ende können Sie eigene Handlungsstrategien entwickeln zur Vermeidung interkultureller Missverständnisse.

Maximale Teilnehmerzahl: 16 Personen

Zielgruppe: Promovierende und Postdocs

Termin: 27.09.2021, 9:00-12:00 Uhr

Arbeitseinheiten: 4 AE

Ort: Die Trainerin stellt 2-3 Tage vor dem Seminar den Einwahllink bereit.


Kerstin Sommer, FAU. Frau Sommer ist DAAD-zertifizierte Trainerin für interkulturelle Kompetenz an Hochschulen und bietet seit 2013 Kurse zu diesem Thema an. Im Hauptberuf leitet sie das Welcome Centre der FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg.

Anmeldung: Bitte melden Sie sich spätestens am 14.09.2021 über dieses Formular an.

(Online-)Workshop: "Writing Articles for International Publication in Peer-Reviewed Journals in the Humanities and Social Sciences" (face to face: 29. & 30.09.2021, 9:30-16:30 or online workshop: 28.-30.09.2021, 9:30-16:30) [AUSGEBUCHT]

A cooperation of LIfBi, BAGSS, Women's office and TRAc

Description: An intensive workshop developed for university researchers seeking to publish their research in English-language journals for an international readership. The workshop is built around examples from the participants’ draft articles, and covers the use of English for scholarly purposes, presenting an argument and addressing international audiences, as well as practical issues on what editors look for, the peer review process, and the afterlife of a journal article.

Method: The online course involves a combination of live group discussions on Zoom, offline drafting and editing exercises, and pair work, using breakout rooms for discussion and exchanging drafts for mutual feedback.

Requirements for participants: Up to 10 participants are invited to submit upon registration a writing sample of up to 5,000 word. Ideally, the writing samples will be draft articles or part thereof. Participants can also submit a section from their PhD thesis with an original research contribution (no literature review or methodology chapters). The final deadline for draft submission is August 17, 2021.

Up to 6 further participants can attend the workshop. These will be asked to identify a piece of their work in progress, which they will use to complete tasks and exercises throughout the workshop. 

Max. number of participants: 16 Participants (TRAc: 4 Participants)

10 participants can submit their draft articles upon registration. Up to 6 further participants can attend without submitting drafts (see above).

Target group: The workshop mainly aims at doctoral students at a later stage of their PhD and Postdocs. In case of any vacant places, it is open to anyone interested.

Date & time: Face-to-face Wednesday 29 September and Thursday 30 September 09:30-16:30 each day. Lunch break and two coffee breaks included.

OR 3-day online workshop, starting one day earlier, on 28-30th September.

Consultant: Josie Dixon/ Lucian Consulting

Workshop tutor Josie Dixon is an international publishing and research training consultant. Following a 15‐year career in academic publishing (as Senior Commissioning Editor at Cambridge University Press, and Director of Academic Publishing at Palgrave Macmillan), she has given training workshops for postgraduates, postdoctoral researchers and staff in 100 universities in the UK, USA, Ireland, Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden and Finland. More details can be found at

Working units: 12

Registration: To register fill out this form.

Online-Workshop: "Writing results: Talking about data" (12.07.2021, 10:00 - 12:00)

Online-Workshop: "Writing results: Talking about data" (12.07.2021, 10:00 - 12:00)

Join the Writing Centre for this series of academic writing workshops throughout the summer months. Each workshop will address a different advanced topic in academic writing that will help you take your thesis or research paper to the next level.

Description: Results sections require putting numbers into pictures (tables, figures etc.) and into words. The workshop “Writing results: Talking about data” will offer useful exercises to help practice this skill in English.

Requirements for participants: Participants should be prepared with texts they have written and/or are currently writing.

Target group: These are practical workshops designed to give PhD or post-doc students and scientific staff the chance to be given feedback and guidance on writing scientific articles or theses.

Date & time: Monday 12.07.2021, 10:00 - 12:00

Place: The workshop will be held online through MS Teams.

Working units: 2

Registration: To register contact Don Watson at:

Online-Workshop: "Writing & Presenting Research English" (14.10.2021, 9:00 bis 16:00 Uhr)

Dieser Kurs wird im Rahmen der Woche der Forschung 2021 angeboten.

Online-Workshop: "Writing & Presenting Research English" (14.10.2021, 9:00 bis 16:00 Uhr)


You’ve done your research, now you need to tell the world about it. The two most common methods of doing this, research articles and presentations, offer very different sets of challenges to the researcher. In this workshop we will discuss some of the most important of these, look at how the two formats differ and see how to go from a long, written research article to a relatively short, spoken presentation.


This workshop will consist of three two-hour sessions:

  • The structure and some key aspects of research articles
  • Turning an article into a presentation
  • Some key aspects of giving research presentations


This is a practical workshop. Particpants should bring samples of their own work (both research articles or presentations) to be used for exercises during the workshop.

Voraussetzung für die Teilnahme: This workshop is ideal for researchers currently working on projects.

Teilnehmeranzahl: 8 Personen

Zielgruppe: Promovierende/ Postdocs

Termin: 14.10.2021, 9:00 bis 16:00 Uhr

Arbeitseinheiten: 8 AE

Ort: Der Trainer stellt 2-3 Tage vor dem Seminar den Einwahllink bereit.

Leitung: Don Watson, Lektor für Fachenglisch, Koordinator Schreibzentrum

Anmeldung: Bitte melden Sie sich bis zum 30.09.2021 über dieses Formular an.