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University of Basel

Transferable Skills

Transferable Skills

The course program is specifically addressed to all doctoral candidates and postdocs of the University of Basel. It supports researchers during their dissertation period and prepares for a professional career inside or outside of academia. The courses are based on ECTS standards to offer young researchers an interdisciplinary and creative training platform. All transferable courses are at no tuition costs.

Spring Program 2020

Online registrations for the spring program will open on Wednesday January 22, 2020, at 9 a.m.

CURRENT SITUATION

Due to the suspension of classroom teaching, we are working on postponing the courses or setting up online classes. Please find the relevant information below.

 

Course participants will receive separate mails.

Conditions of Participation

By registering, you agree to our conditions of participation. Please take a moment to read the individual paragraphs.

We also explain the individual steps involved in obtaining ECTS.

Scientific Tools

Course
Course Instructor
Date
Target Group/ Comments
Course
Date

25 February 2020, 9:00 - 17:00

26 February 2020, 9:00 - 13:00

27 February 2020, 9:00 - 13:00

Target Group/ Comments

Doctoral Candidates & Postdocs

 

 

Course

Python Crash Course (Beginner)

Course Description & Registration

Course Instructor
Date

27 February 2020, 9:00 - 17:00

Target Group/ Comments

Doctoral Candidates & Postdocs

Course

Basic Statistics and Hands-On Data Analysis with R

Course Description & Registration

Course Instructor
Date

13 March 2020, 9:00 - 17:00

16 April 2020, 9:00 - 12:30

SECOND COURSE DATE WILL BE HELD ONLINE

Target Group/ Comments

Doctoral Candidates & Postdocs

 

1 ECTS automatically transferred towards the end of the semester

 

 

Course
Course Instructor

Martina Schradi

Date

COURSE CANCELLED

Target Group/ Comments

Doctoral Candidates & Postdocs

 

1 ECTS automatically transferred towards the end of the semester

 

 

Course

Research Funding for Junior Researchers

Course Description & Registration

Course Instructor
Date

26 March 2020, 12:15 - 14:00

COURSE IS HELD ONLINE

Target Group/ Comments

Doctoral Candidates & Postdocs

 

 

Course

Good Scientific Practice

Course Description & Registration

Course Instructor
Date

27 April 2020, 9:00 - 17:00

28 April 2020, 9:00 - 17:00

ONLINE VERSION UNDER CONSIDERATION

Target Group/ Comments

Doctoral Candidates

 

1 ECTS automatically transferred towards the end of the semester

 

 

Course

Engage, Inform, Inspire

Course Description & Registration

Course Instructor

Dr. Samuel Lagier (SamSpeaksScience)

Date

20 May 2020, 9:00 - 17:00

28 May 2020, 9:00 - 17:00

WILL BE HELD ONLINE

Target Group/ Comments

Doctoral Candidates of the Faculty of Science

 

1 ECTS automatically transferred towards the end of the semester

 

 

Course

How to Give a Persuasive Presentation

Course Description & Registration

Course Instructor
Date

02 June 2020, 09:00 - 17:00

08 June 2020, 9:00 - 17:00

WILL BE HELD ONLINE

Target Group/ Comments

Doctoral Candidates of the Faculty of Sciences

 

1 ECTS automatically transferred towards the end of the semester

Writing and Publishing

Course
Course instructor
Date
Target Group/ Comments
Course

Composing Attractive Abstracts (Natural Sciences)

Course Description & Registration

Course instructor

Dr. Claudine Neyen and Dr. Riana Paola (Language Center, University of Basel)

Date

13 February 2020, 13:00 - 16:00

Target Group/ Comments

Doctoral Candidates & Postdocs in the Life and Natural Sciences

 

 

Course

Composing Attractive Abstracts (Social Sciences and Humanities)

Course Description & Registration

Course instructor

Stephan Meyer (Language Center, University of Basel)

Date

13 February 2020, 9:00 - 12:00

Target Group/ Comments

Doctoral Candidates and Postdocs in the Social Sciences and Humanities

 

Course

Writing for Publication in the Social Sciences and Humanities

Course Description & Registration

Course instructor

Stephan Meyer (Language Center, University of Basel)

Date

14 February 2020, 8:30 - 15:30

20 March 2020, 8:30 - 15:30

17 April 2020, 8:30 - 15:30

Target Group/ Comments

Doctoral Candidates of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

 

3 ECTS automatically transferred towards the end of the semester

Course

Writing Productivity: Tools and Techniques

Course Description & Registration

Course instructor

Dr. Philipp Mayer (Science-Textflow)

Date

19 February 2020, 9:00 - 17:00

Target Group/ Comments

Doctoral Candidates

 

 

Course

Writing Productivity: Tools and Techniques

Course Description & Registration

Course instructor

Dr. Philipp Mayer (Science-Textflow)

Date

20 February 2020, 9:00 - 17:00

Target Group/ Comments

Doctoral Candidates

 

 

Course

Writing to Be Published

Course Description & Registration

Course instructor
Date

24 February 2020, 8:00 - 13:00

25 February 2020, 8:00 - 13:00

26 February 2020, 8:00 - 13:00

Target Group/ Comments

Doctoral Candidates

 

1 ECTS automatically transferred towards the end of the semester

 

 

Course

Effizient wissenschaftlich schreiben

Course Description & Registration

Course instructor

Gabriela H. Venetz (focus-lingua)

Date

07 April 2020, 9:00 - 17:00

COURSE IS HELD ONLINE

Target Group/ Comments

Doctoral Candidates

 

 

 

Course

Writing Workflow: Forming Your Next Research Article

Course Description & Registration

Course instructor

Dr. Philipp Mayer (Science-Textflow)

Date

15 April 2020, 9:00 - 13:00

29 April 2020, 9:00 - 13:00

13 May 2020, 9:00 - 13:00

27 May 2020, 9:00 - 13:00

COURSE IS HELD ONLINE

Target Group/ Comments

Doctoral Candidates of the Faculty of Sciences

 

1 ECTS automatically transferred towards the end of the semester

 

 

 

Course

Writing Workflow: Forming Your Next Research Article

Course Description & Registration

Course instructor

Dr. Philipp Mayer (Science-Textflow)

Date

15 April 2020, 14:00 - 18:00

29 April 2020, 14:00 - 18:00

13 May 2020, 14:00 - 18:00

27 May 2020, 14:00 - 18:00

COURSE IS HELD ONLINE

Target Group/ Comments

Doctoral Candidates of the Faculty of Sciences

 

1 ECTS automatically transferred towards the end of the semester

 

 

 

Course

Effizient wissenschaftlich schreiben

Course Description & Registration

Course instructor

Gabriela H. Venetz (focus-lingua)

Date

21 April 2020, 9:00 - 17:00

ONLINE VERSION UNDER CONSIDERATION

Target Group/ Comments

Doctoral Candidates

 

 

Course

Articles in the Life Sciences and Natural Sciences

Course Description & Registration

Course instructor

Dr. Philipp Mayer (Science-Textflow)

Date

22 April 2020, 9:00 - 17:00

COURSE IS HELD ONLINE

Target Group/ Comments

Doctoral Candidates in the Life and Natural Sciences

 

 

Course

Publishing Research Articles

Course Description & Registration

Course instructor

Dr. Philipp Mayer (Science-Textflow)

Date

23 April 2020, 9:00 - 17:00

COURSE IS HELD ONLINE

Target Group/ Comments

Doctoral Candidates in the Life and Natural Sciences

 

 

Course

Leserorientiert schreiben in den Sozial- und Geisteswissenschaften

Course Description & Registration

Course instructor

Gabriela H. Venetz (focus-lingua)

Date

13 May 2020, 9:00 - 17:00

Target Group/ Comments

Doctoral Candidates in the Social Sciences and Humanities

 

 

Course

Writing Process in Natural Sciences: from research to publication

Course Description & Registration

Course instructor
Date

18 May 2020, 13:00 - 17:00

3 June 2020, 13:00 - 17:00

15 June 2020, 13:00 - 17:00

29 June 2020, 13:00 - 17:00

COURSE IS HELD ONLINE

Target Group/ Comments

Doctoral Candidates of the Faculty of Sciences

 

1 ECTS automatically transferred towards the end of the semester

 

 

Course

Anträge schreiben für Sozial- und Geisteswissenschaftler*innen

Course Description & Registration

Course instructor

Susanne Matuschek (Matuschek Consulting)

Date

09 June 2020, 9:00 - 17:00

02 July 2020, 9:00 - 17:00

ONLINE VERSION UNDER CONSIDERATION

Target Group/ Comments

Doctoral Candidates of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

 

1 ECTS automatically transferred towards the end of the semester

Communication

Course
Course Instructor
Date
Target Group/ Comments
Course

Increase Your Wordpower: English Rhetoric (and Presentation)

Course Description & Registration

Course Instructor
Date

27 February 2020, 08:30 - 13:30

Target Group/ Comments

Doctoral Candidates

 

 

Course

Presentation Training

Course Description & Registration

Course Instructor
Date

09 March 2020, 09:00 - 17:00

10 March 2020, 09:00 - 17:00

Target Group/ Comments

Doctoral Candidates & Postdocs

 

 

Course
Course Instructor

Dr. Thomas Lehmann & Sebastian Schell (New Media Center), Stephan Meyer (Sprachenzentrum), Mirko Winkler, PhD

Date

31 March 2020, 08:00 - 13:00

21 April 2020, 08:00 - 13:00

05 May 2020, 08:00 - 13:00

POSTPONED TO AT20

Target Group/ Comments

Doctoral Candidates & Postdocs

 

1 ECTS automatically transferred towards the end of the semester

Course

Communicate Effectively – Collaborate Constructively

Course Description & Registration

 

Course Instructor
Date

30 March 2020, 09:00 - 17:00

11 May 2020, 09:00 - 17:00

POSTPONED TO UNKNOWN

Target Group/ Comments

Doctoral Candidates & Postdocs

 

1 ECTS automatically transferred towards the end of the semester

 

Course

Conflict Management and Better Communication

Course Description & Registration

Course Instructor

Carl Emerson Inside Out Solutions

Date

COURSE IS HELD ONLINE, NEW DATES WILL BE PUBLISHED SOON

Target Group/ Comments

Doctoral Candidates & Postdocs

 

 

Course

Raus mit der Sprache! - Stimme und Körpersprache als Erfolgsfaktoren
Course Description & Registration

Course Instructor

Katharina Padleschat (Raus mit der Sprache!)

Date

ONLINE VERSION UNDER CONSIDERATION

Target Group/ Comments

Doctoral Candidates & Postdocs

 

1 ECTS automatically transferred towards the end of the semester

Course

Out of the Box! Visualize your Science

Course Description & Registration

Course Instructor
Date

ONLINE VERSION UNDER CONSIDERATION

Target Group/ Comments

Doctoral Candidates & Postdocs

 

1 ECTS automatically transferred towards the end of the semester

Course

Logik und Argumentation

Course Description & Registration

Course Instructor
Date

12 May 2020, 09:00 - 17:00

13 May 2020, 09:00 - 17:00

COURSE IS HELD ONLINE

Target Group/ Comments

Doctoral Candidates & Postdocs

 

 

Course

Peer Coaching - Intervision

Course Description & Registration

Course Instructor
Date

27 May 2020, 09:00 - 17:00

COURSE CANCELLED

Target Group/ Comments

Doctoral Candidates & Postdocs

 

 

Professional Self-Competence

Course
Course Instructor
Date
Target Group/ Comments
Course

Intercultural Communication

Course Description & Registration

Course Instructor
Date

17 February 2020, 09:00 - 15:00

18 February 2020, 09:00 - 15:00

19 February 2020, 09:00 - 15:00

Target Group/ Comments

Doctoral Candidates & Postdocs

 

1 ECTS automatically transferred towards the end of the semester

Course

Self-Branding and Self-Promotion

Course Description & Registration

Course Instructor

Dr. oec. publ. Petra Wüst (Wüst Consulting)

Date

27 February 2020, 09:00 - 17:00

28 February 2020, 09:00 - 17:00

Target Group/ Comments

Doctoral Candidates & Postdocs

 

1 ECTS automatically transferred towards the end of the semester

Course

Successful Team Leadership

Course Description & Registration

Course Instructor
Date

22 April 2020

23 April 2020

24 April 2020

COURSE IS HELD ONLINE

Target Group/ Comments

Doctoral Candidates & Postdocs

 

 

Course

Negotiating with Success: Tools and Mindset for Lasting Agreements

Course Description & Registration

Course Instructor

Dr. Patricia Palagi Graf (Negoservices)

Date

27 April 2020, 09:00 - 17:00

28 April 2020, 09:00 - 17:00

NEW DATE; WILL BE HELD ONLINE

Target Group/ Comments

Doctoral Candidates & Postdocs

 

 

Course

Wen-Do: Selbstbehauptung und Empowerment

Course Description & Registration

 

Course Instructor
Date

27 April 2020, 08:45-13:45

OPTIONS UNDER EVALUATION

Target Group/ Comments

Doctoral Candidates & Postdocs

 

 

Course
Course Instructor

Dr. Donatella Canella

Dr. Thomas Teichler (Lead To Trust)

Date

29 April 2020 09:00-12:00

30 April 2020 09:00-12:00

20 May 2020 09:00-12:00

03 June 2020 09:00-12:00

COURSE IS HELD ONLINE

Target Group/ Comments

Doctoral Candidates & Postdocs

 

 

Course

Intuitive Decision Making

Course Description & Registration

Course Instructor

Mirja Michalscheck (Wageningen University & Research/Lemon Tree Coaching)

Date

04 May 2020, 09:00 - 17:00

05 May 2020, 09:00 - 17:00

ONLINE VERSION UNDER CONSIDERATION

Target Group/ Comments

Doctoral Candidates & Postdocs

 

 

Course

PhD - Plan Wisely and Be Successful!

Course Description & Registration

Course Instructor
Date

07 May 2020, 09:00 - 17:00

ONLINE VERSION UNDER CONSIDERATION

Target Group/ Comments

Doctoral Candidates

 

 

Course

Thesis Defense Training

Course Description & Registration

Course Instructor
Date

14 May 2020, 09:00 - 17:00

15 May 2020, 09:00 - 17:00

COURSE IS HELD ONLINE

 

Target Group/ Comments

Doctoral Candidates

 

 

Course

Coaching Skills for Supervising Bachelor and Master Students

Course Description & Registration

Course Instructor
Dr. Oliver Schürmann (Istituto Marco Ronzani)
Date

18 May 2020, 09:00 - 17:00

19 May 2020, 09:00 - 17:00

ONLINE VERSION UNDER CONSIDERATION

Target Group/ Comments

Doctoral Candidates & Postdocs

 

 

Course

Project Management for Researchers

Course Description & Registration

Course Instructor

Dr. Dimitrije Krstic (Pimp Your Science)

Date

29 May 2020, 09:00 - 17:00

COURSE IS HELD ONLINE

Target Group/ Comments

Doctoral Candidates & Postdocs

 

1 ECTS automatically transferred towards the end of the semester

Course
Managing Stress Successfully

Course Description & Registration

Date

18 June 2020, 13:00 - 17:00

LOOKING FOR ALTERNATIVES

Target Group/ Comments

Doctoral Candidates & Postdocs

 

 

Career & Innovation

Course
Course Instructor
Date
Target Group/ Comments
Course

Writing Attractive CVs and Cover Letters

Course Description & Registration

 

Course Instructor

Dr. Riana Paola (Language Center, University of Basel)

Date

19 February 2020, 9:00 - 13:00

Target Group/ Comments

Doctoral Candidates & Postdocs

Course

Higher Education and Research in the US, Europe and Switzerland

Course Description & Registration

Course Instructor

Prof. Dr. Karen De Pauw (Virginia Tech)

Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Antonio Loprieno (University of Basel)

Date

20 February 2020, 09:00 - 17:00

26 May 2020, 09:00 - 17:00

ONLINE VERSION UNDER CONSIDERATION

Target Group/ Comments

Doctoral Candidates & Postdocs

 

1 ECTS automatically transferred towards the end of the semester

Course

Job Interviews: How to be Prepared

Course Description & Registration

Course Instructor
Date

06 April 2020, 08:30 - 15:30

20 April 2020, 08:30 - 15:30

ONLINE VERSION UNDER CONSIDERATION

Target Group/ Comments

Doctoral Candidates & Postdocs

 

1 ECTS automatically transferred towards the end of the semester

Course

Careers Beyond Academia for Social Sciences and Humanities

Course Description & Registration

Course Instructor
Date

24 April 2020, 09:00 - 17:00

08 May 2020, 09:00 - 17:00

COURSE IS HELD ONLINE

Target Group/ Comments

Doctoral Candidates of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

 

1 ECTS automatically transferred towards the end of the semester

Course
Course Instructor
Date

19 March 2020, 08:15 - 12:15

26 March 2019, 08:15 - 12:15

POSTPONED TO UNKNOWN

Target Group/ Comments

Doctoral Candidates & Postdocs

 

 

Disclaimer

Program subject to change. Please note the detailed course descriptions.

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