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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 skills courses are at no tuition costs.

CURRENT SITUATION

Almost all courses of the spring semester will take place online. More detailed information can be found on the respective course pages.

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 credits.

Scientific Tools

Course
Course Instructor
Date
Target Group/ Comments
Course

Teaching My First Course with Focus on Digital Teaching

Course Description and Registration

Course Instructor

Nina Bach

Date

25 January 2021 

2:15 - 4:00 PM

1 March 2021

2:15 - 4:00 PM

19 April 2021

2:15 - 4:00 PM

14 June 2021

2:00 - 4:00 PM

Target Group/ Comments

All Doctoral Candidates

 

1 ECTS credit automatically transferred towards the end of the semester

Course

Python Crash Course (for Beginners)

Course Description and Registration

Course Instructor
Date

18 February 2021 

9:00 AM - 12:30 PM

18 February 2021
2:15 - 5:15 PM

19 February 2021
9:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Target Group/ Comments

All Doctoral Candidates & Postdocs

Course

Descriptive Statistics and Visualisation with R

Course Description and Registration

Course Instructor
Date

2 March 2021

12:00 - 4:00 PM

9 March 2021

12:00 - 4:00 PM

16 March 2021

12:00 - 4:00 PM

23 March 2021

12:00 - 4:00 PM

Target Group/ Comments

All Doctoral Candidates

 

1 ECTS credit automatically transferred towards the end of the semester

Course

Dealing with Data Management

Course Description and Registration

Date

23 March 2021

9:15 AM - 4:45 PM

Target Group/ Comments

All Doctoral Candidates & Postdocs

 

 

Course

Career Funding for Junior Researchers

Course Description and Registration

Course Instructor
Date

25 March 2021
12:15 - 2:00 PM

Target Group/ Comments

All Doctoral Candidates & Postdocs

Course

Informationsdesign – Gestaltung von digitalen und gedruckten Materialien wie Präsentationsfolien, Poster, Webseiten, Skripte und Handouts

Course Description and Registration

Course Instructor

Martina Schradi

Date

12 April 2021

1:00 - 3:00 PM

19 April 2021

1:00 - 3:00 PM

10 May 2021

2h in small groups

Target Group/ Comments

All Doctoral Candidates & Postdocs

Course

Critical Reasoning and Logic

Course Description and Registration

Course Instructor
Date

19 April 2021

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

20 April 2021

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Target Group/ Comments

All Doctoral Candidates & Postdocs

Course

Opening Higher Education - How to Strengthen University Teaching with Open Educational Resources

Course Description and Registration

Course Instructor
Date

7 May 2021

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Target Group/ Comments

All Doctoral Candidates & Postdocs

Course

Good Scientific Practice

Course Description and Registration

Course Instructor

Helga Nolte

(Member of the team gute wissenschaftliche Praxis)

Date

2 June 2021

9:00 AM - 2:30 PM

3 June 2021

9:00 AM - 2:30 PM

4 June 2021

9:00 AM - 2:30 PM

Target Group/ Comments

All Doctoral Candidates

 

1 ECTS credit automatically transferred towards the end of the semester

Course

Coaching Skills for Supervising Bachelor and Master Students

Course Description and Registration

Course Instructor
Date

8 June 2021

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

9 June 2021

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Target Group/ Comments

All Doctoral Candidates & Postdocs

Course

Ihr Werkzeugkoffer für die digitale Lehre an der Universität Basel

Course Description and Registration

Date

22 June 2021

9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

22 June 2021

2:00 - 4:00 PM

Target Group/ Comments

All Doctoral Candidates & Postdocs

Writing and Publishing

Course
Course instructor
Date
Target Group/ Comments
Course
Course instructor

Dr. Philipp Mayer

(Science-Textflow)

Date

10 February 2021

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Target Group/ Comments

All Doctoral Candidates

Course
Course instructor

Dr. Philipp Mayer

(Science-Textflow)

Date

11 February 2021

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Target Group/ Comments

All Doctoral Candidates

Course

Boost Your Career: Fit for Own Third-Party Funding

Course Description and Registration

Course instructor

Susanne Matuschek

(Matuschek Consulting)

Date

2 March 2021

10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

23 March 2021

10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Target Group/ Comments

Advanced Doctoral Candidates & Postdocs

 

1 ECTS credit automatically transferred towards the end of the semester

Course

Writing to Be Published

Course Description and Registration

Course instructor
Date

8 March 2021

8:00 AM - 1:00 PM

9 March 2021

8:00 AM - 1:00 PM

10 March 2021

8:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Target Group/ Comments

All Doctoral Candidates

 

1 ECTS credit automatically transferred towards the end of the semester

Course

Effizient wissenschaftlich schreiben

Course Description and Registration

Course instructor
Date

6 April 2021

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Target Group/ Comments

All Doctoral Candidates & Postdocs

Communication

Course
Course Instructor
Date
Target Group/ Comments
Course
Course Instructor

Martin Feigenwinter

(Ausbildungsinstitut perspectiva)

Date

11 February 2021

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

12 February 2021

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Target Group/ Comments

All Doctoral Candidates & Postdocs

Course

Conflict Management and Better Communication

Course Description and Registration

Course Instructor
Date

15 February 2021

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

16 February 2021

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Target Group/ Comments

All Doctoral Candidates & Postdocs

Course

Social Media and Storytelling for Science

Course Description and Registration

Course Instructor

Iris Mickein

Date

17 February 2021

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Target Group/ Comments

Advanced Doctoral Candidates & Postdocs

Course

Communicate Effectively – Collaborate Constructively

Course Description and Registration

Course Instructor
Date

17 February 2021

9:15 AM - 5:00 PM

10 March 2021

9:15 AM - 5:00 PM

17 March 2021

9:15 AM - 5:00 PM

Target Group/ Comments

All Doctoral Candidates & Postdocs

 

1 ECTS credit automatically transferred towards the end of the semester

Course

Increase Your Wordpower

Course Description and Registration

Course Instructor
Date

11 March 2021

8:30 AM - 3:00 PM

Target Group/ Comments

All Doctoral Candidates

 

 

Course
Course Instructor

Katharina Padleschat

(Raus mit der Sprache)

Date

15 March 2021

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

16 March 2021

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Target Group/ Comments

All Doctoral Candidates & Postdocs

 

 

Course
Course Instructor
Date

12 April 2021

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

13 April 2021

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Target Group/ Comments

All Doctoral Candidates & Postdocs

 

1 ECTS credit automatically transferred towards the end of the semester

Course

Out of the Box! Visualize Your Science

Course Description and Registration

Course Instructor
Date

21 May 2021

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

28 May 2021

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Target Group/ Comments

All Doctoral Candidates & Postdocs

 

1 ECTS credit automatically transferred towards the end of the semester

Course

Konstruktive Konfliktlösung

Course Description and Registration

Course Instructor

Dr. Katja Windisch (Ausbildungsinstitut perspectiva)

Date

7 June 2021

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

8 June 2021

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Target Group/ Comments

All Doctoral Candidates & Postdocs

 

1 ECTS credit automatically transferred towards the end of the semester

Professional Self-Competence

Course
Course Instructor
Date
Target Group/ Comments
Course

Negotiation Skills for Scientists

Course Description and Registration

Course Instructor

Rob Thompson

(RTTA)

Date

1 March 2021

9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

2 March 2021

9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

3 March 2021

9:00 - 3:00 PM

Target Group/ Comments

All Doctoral Candidates & Postdocs

Course
Course Instructor
Date

4 March 2021

8:15 AM - 12:15 PM

11 March 2021

8:15 AM - 12:15 PM

18 March 2021

8:15 AM - 12:15 PM

25 March 2021

8:15 AM - 12:15 PM

 

Target Group/ Comments

All Doctoral Candidates & Postdocs

 

 

Course

Project Management for Researchers

Course Description and Registration

Course Instructor

Dr. Dimitrije Krstic (Pimp Your Science)

Date

5 March 2021

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Target Group/ Comments

All Doctoral Candidates & Postdocs

 

1 ECTS credit automatically transferred towards the end of the semester

Course
Course Instructor

PhD Donatella Canella

Dr. Thomas Teichler

(Lead to Trust)

Date

11 March 2021

9:00 AM - 5:30 PM

12 March 2021

9:00 AM - 5:30 PM

Target Group/ Comments

All Doctoral Candidates & Postdocs

 

 

Course

Self-Branding and Self-Promotion

Course Description and Registration

Course Instructor

Dr. Petra Wüst

(Wüst Consulting)

Date

18 March 2021

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

19 March 2021

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Target Group/ Comments

All Doctoral Candidates & Postdocs

 

1 ECTS credit automatically transferred towards the end of the semester

Course

PhD - Plan Wisely and Be Successful!

Course Description and Registration

Course Instructor

Dr. Stephanie Hann (member of the team Creative Dialogue)

Date

25 March 2021

9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

26 March 2021

9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Target Group/ Comments

All Doctoral Candidates

Course
Project Management – a Toolbox for Scientists
Course Instructor

Dr. Sina Henrichs

(Manage Science)

Date

8 April 2021

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

15 April 2021

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Target Group/ Comments

All Doctoral Candidates & Postdocs

 

1 ECTS credit automatically transferred towards the end of the semester

Course

Wen-Do: Selbstbehauptung und Empowerment

Course Description and Registration

Course Instructor

Dr. Livia Boscardin (Wendo Basel)

Date

12 April 2021

8:45 AM - 12:45 PM

19 April 2021

8:45 AM - 12:45 PM

Target Group/ Comments

All Doctoral Candidates & Postdocs

Course

Thesis Defense Training

Course Description and Registration

Course Instructor
Date

22 April 2021

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

23 April 2021

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Target Group/ Comments

Advanced Doctoral Candidates

 

 

Course

Intuitive Decision Making

Course Description and Registration

Course Instructor

Dr. Mirja Michalscheck

(Lemon Tree Coaching)

Date

26 April 2021

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

27 April 2021

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Target Group/ Comments

All Doctoral Candidates & Postdocs

 

 

Course

Successful Team Leadership

Course Description and Registration

Course Instructor

Rob Thompson

(RTTA)

Date

10 May 2021

9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

11 May 2021

9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

12 May 2021

9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Target Group/ Comments

All Doctoral Candidates & Postdocs

 

 

Course

Intercultural Communication

Course Description and Registration

Course Instructor
Date

15 June 2021

9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

16 June 2021

9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

17 June 2021

9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Target Group/ Comments

All Doctoral Candidates & Postdocs

 

1 ECTS credit automatically transferred towards the end of the semester

 

Career & Innovation

Course
Course Instructor
Date
Target Group/ Comments
Course
Higher Education and Research in the US, Europe and Switzerland
Course Instructor

Prof. Dr. Karen De Pauw

(Virginia Tech)

Prof. Dr. Antonio Loprieno

Date

18 February 2021

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

25 May 2021

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Target Group/ Comments

All Doctoral Candidates & Postdocs

Course

Writing Attractive CVs and Cover Letters

Course Description and Registration

Course Instructor

Dr. Riana Paola

(Language Center, University of Basel)

Date

5 March 2021

9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Target Group/ Comments

All Doctoral Candidates & Postdocs

Course
Course Instructor
Date

16 April 2021

8:30 AM - 3:30 PM

30 April 2021

8:30 AM - 3:30 PM

Target Group/ Comments

All Doctoral Candidates & Postdocs

 

1 ECTS credit automatically transferred towards the end of the semester

Course

Starting a Professional Career in Industry

Course Description and Registration

Course Instructor

Dr. Monika Clausen

(Clausen & Netzwerkpartner)

Date

29 June 2021

9:00 AM - 3:30 PM

30 June 2021

9:00 AM - 3:30 PM

1 July 2021

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Target Group/ Comments

Advanced Doctoral Candidates & Postdocs

 

1 ECTS credit automatically transferred towards the end of the semester

Courses for Doctoral Candidates of the Faculty of Science

Course
Course Instructor
Date
Target Group/ Comments
Course

Preparing and Holding Presentations Effectively in the Natural and Life Sciences

Course Description and Registration

Course Instructor
Date

8 March 2021

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

9 March 2021

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Target Group/ Comments

1 ECTS credit automatically transferred towards the end of the semester

Course

Engage, Inform, Inspire: Bring Your Natural and Life Science Talk to the Next Level

Course Description and Registration

Course Instructor

Dr. Samuel Lagier

(SamSpeaksScience.com)

Date

24 March 2021

9:00 AM - 5:30 PM

31 March 2021

9:00 AM - 5:30 PM

Target Group/ Comments

Advanced Doctoral Candidates

 

1 ECTS credit automatically transferred towards the end of the semester

Course

How to Give a Persuasive Presentation in the Natural and Life Sciences

Course Description and Registration

Course Instructor
Date

29 March 2021

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

6 April 2021

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Target Group/ Comments

1 ECTS credit automatically transferred towards the end of the semester

Course

Writing Workflow: Forming Your Next Article in the Natural and Life Sciences

Course Description and Registration

Course Instructor

Dr. Philipp Mayer

(Science-Textflow)

Date

21 April 2021

9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

5 May 2021

9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

19 May 2021

9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

2 June 2021

9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Target Group/ Comments

1 ECTS credit automatically transferred towards the end of the semester

Course

Storytelling, Message Distilling and Presentation Design for Natural and Life Scientists

Course Description and Registration

Course Instructor

Dr. Daniel Angerhausen

Amran Salleh

(Explainables Science Communication)

 

Date

28 April 2021

9:30 AM - 5:30 PM

29 April 2021

9:30 AM - 5:30 PM

Target Group/ Comments

1 ECTS credit automatically transferred towards the end of the semester

Course

Writing Process in Natural Sciences: From Research to Publication

Course Description and Registration

Course Instructor
Date

3 May 2021

2:00 - 5:00 PM

17 May 2021

2:00 - 5:00 PM

31 May 2021

2:00 - 5:00 PM

14 June 2021

2:00 - 5:00 PM

Target Group/ Comments

1 ECTS credit automatically transferred towards the end of the semester

Courses for Doctoral Candidates of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

Course
Course Instructor
Date
Target Group/ Comments
Course

Postergestaltung und Posterpräsentation in den Sozial- und Geisteswissenschaften

Course Description and Registration

Course Instructor

Dr. Daniel Angerhausen

Amran Salleh

(Explainables Science Communication)

Date

3 March 2021

9:30 AM - 5:30 PM

4 March 2021

9:30 AM - 5:30 PM

Target Group/ Comments

1 ECTS credit automatically transferred towards the end of the semester

Course

How to Write a Convincing Grant Proposal in HSS

Course Description and Registration

Course Instructor

Susanne Matuschek

(Matuschek Consulting)

Date

5 March 2021

10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

26 March 2021

10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Target Group/ Comments

1 ECTS credit automatically transferred towards the end of the semester

Course

Writing for Publication in the Social Sciences and Humanities

Course Description and Registration

Course Instructor

Stephan Meyer (Language Center, University of Basel)

Date

9 April 2021

8:30 AM - 3:30 PM

7 May 2021

8:30 AM - 3:30 PM

4 June 2021

8:30 AM - 3:30 PM

Target Group/ Comments

3 ECTS credit automatically transferred towards the end of the semester

Courses for Doctoral Candidates of Health Sciences

Course
Course Instructor
Date
Target Group/ Comments
Course

Visual Communication of Science

Course Description and Registration

Course Instructor
Date

22 April 2021

9:00 AM - 4:30 PM

23 April 2021

9:00 AM - 1:30 PM

Target Group/ Comments

Doctoral Candidates of the Faculty of Medicine, the International PhD Program Infection Biology (IPPIB) and the Doctoral Discipline Epidemiology of the Faculty of Science

Disclaimer

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

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