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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.

Save the Date - Fall Program 2018

The next registration opens on Wednesday, August 8, 2018 at 9.00 a.m.

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Technical skills

Course
Course Instructor
Date
Target Group
Course

Optimizing Research Data Management

Course Description and Registration

Course Instructor

Silke Bellanger (University Library Basel)

Aude Dieudé (EPFL Library)

Raphaël Rey (EPFL Library)

Eliane Blumer (EPFL Library)

Date

Monday, 12. February, 2018 from 10:00 to 16:00

Tuesday, 13. February, 2018 from 10:00 to 16:00

 

Target Group

Doctoral Candidates & Postdocs

Course

Good Scientific Practice

Course Description and Registration

Course Instructor
Date

Thursday, 1. March 2018 from 09:00 to 17:00

Friday, 2. March 2018 from 09:00 to 17:00

Target Group

Doctoral Candidates

Course

++New++ Citation, Paraphrase or Plagiarism

Course Description and Registration

Course Instructor
Date

Friday, 2. March, 2018 from 09:00 to 10:30

Target Group

Doctoral Candidates and Postdocs

Course

Research Funding for Junior Researchers - Overview and Services

Course Description and Registration

Course Instructor

Agnes Hess, Mariafranca Tassielli and Franziska Spycher  (Nachwuchsförderung)

Eve Silverberg (EUresearch)
Anita Soltermann (Grants Tool)

Date

Thursday, 22. March 2018 form 12:15 to 14:00

Target Group

Doctoral Candidates & Postdocs

 

Course

++New++ Talking Science

Course Description and Registration

Course Instructor
Date

Thursday, 19. April, 2018, from 9:00 to 12:30

Friday, 20. April, 2018, from 13:00  to 17:00
 

Target Group

Doctoral Candidates and Postdocs

Course

++NEW++ Logik und Argumentation
Course Description and Registration

Course Instructor
Date

Thursday 26. April 2018, from 09:00 to 17:00

Friday, 27. April 2018, from 09:00 to 17:00

Target Group

Doktorierende & Postdocs

 

Course

The Messenger is the Message: Presentation Training Video + Support

Course Description and Registration

Course Instructor

Sibylle Sommerer (Speak GmbH)

Date

Wednesday, 2. May 2018 from 09:00 to 17:00

Thursday, 3. May 2018 from 09:00 to 17:00

Target Group

Doctoral Candidates & Postdocs

 

Course

++New++ A Hands-On Introduction to Professional Scientific Posters

Course Description and Registration

Course Instructor
Date

Wednesday, 16. May 2018 from 09:00 to 17:00

Wednesday 30. May 2018 from 09:00 to 12:30

Target Group

Doctoral Candidates & Postdocs

Course

++New++ Out of the Box! Visualize Your Science

Course Description and Registration

Course Instructor
Date

Thursday 17. May 2018 from 09:00 to 17:00

Friday, 1. June 2018 from 09:00 to 17:00

Target Group

Doctoral Candidates & Postdocs

Scientific writing and publishing

Course
Course instructor
Date
Target Group
Course

Writing Productivity: Tools and Techniques

Course Description and Registration

Course instructor

Philipp Mayer (Science-Textflow)

Date

Wednesday, 7. March 2018 from 09:00 to 17:00

Target Group

Doctoral Candidates

Course

Writing Productivity: Tools and Techniques

Course Description and Registration

Course instructor

Philipp Mayer (Science-Textflow)

Date

Thursday, 8. March 2018 from 09:00 to 17:00

Target Group

Doctoral Candidates

 

Course

Peer Reviewing in Natural- and Life Sciences: From Submission to Retraction

Course Description and Registration

Course instructor

Markus Geisler

Date

Friday, 16. March, 2018 from 10:00 to 17:00

Friday, 23. March, 2018 from 10:00 to 17:00

Target Group

Doctoral Candidates and Postdocs

Course

Articles in the Life Sciences and Natural Sciences: Structure & Clarity

Course Description and Registration

Course instructor

Philipp Mayer (Science-Textflow)

Date

Thursday, 15. March 2018 from 9:00 till 17:00

Target Group

Doctoral Candidates in the Life Sciences and Natural Sciences

 

Course

Publishing Research Articles: Strategies and Steps

Course Description and Registration

Course instructor

Phillipp Mayer (Science-Textflow)

Date

Friday, 16. March, 2018 from 09:00 to 17:00

Target Group

Doctoral Candidates in the life sciences or natural sciences

Course

++ NEW ++ Composing Attractive Abstracts (Natural Sciences)

Course Description and Registration

Course instructor

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

Date

Tuesday, 20. March, 2018 from 15:00 to 17:00

Target Group

Doctoral Candidates and Postdocs
 

Course

Writing to Be Published – Academic Writing Conventions and Style

Course Description and Registration

Course instructor
Date

Monday, 9. April 2018 from 08:00 to 13:00

Tuesday, 10. April 2018 from 08:00 to 13:00

Wednesday, 11. April 2018 from 08:00 to 13:00

Target Group

Doctoral Candidates

 

Course

Discover and Manage Your Scientific Literature

Course Description and Registration

Course instructor

Silke Bellanger (University Library Basel)

Dr. Simon Geiger (University Library Basel)

Monika Wechsler (University of Basel, Medical Library)

Date

Monday, 23. April, 2018 from 14:00 to 17:00

Target Group

Doctoral Candidates and Postdocs

Course

Effizient Wissenschaftlich Schreiben: der Weg zum Text

Course Description and Registration

Course instructor

Gabriela H. Venetz (focus-lingua)

Date

Tuesday, 24. April 2018 from 9:00 till 17:00

Target Group

Doctoral Candidates

 

Course

Lesergerecht schreiben in den Sozial- und Geisteswissenschaften

Course Description and Registration

Course instructor

Gabriela H. Venetz (focus-lingua)

Date

Tuesday, 15. May, 2018 from 09:00 to 17:00

Target Group

Doctoral Candidates in the Social Sciences and Humanities

Course

++New++ Composing Attractive Abstracts (Social Sciences & Humanities)

Course Description and Registration

Course instructor

Stephan Meyer (Sprachenzentrum Uni Basel)

Date

Tuesday, 12. June, 2018, from 15:00 to 17:00

Target Group

Doctoral Candidates & Postdocs

Social skills

Course
Course Instructor
Date
Target Group
Course

Raus mit der Sprache! - Stimme und Körpersprache als Erfolgsfaktoren

Course Description and Registration

Course Instructor

Katharina Padeleschat (Raus mit der Sprache!)

Date

Monday, 5. March 2018 from 14:00 to 18:00

Tuesday, 6. March 2018 from 09:00 to 17:00

Target Group

Doctoral Candidates & Postdocs

 

Course

Successful Team Leadership

Course Description and Registration

Course Instructor

Rob Thompson (RTTA)

Date

Monday, 12. March, 2018 from 09:00 - 17:00

Tuesday, 13. March, 2018 from 09:00 - 17:00

Target Group

Doctoral Candidates & Postdocs

Course

++NEW++ Improvised Comedy for the Scientist

Course Description and Registration

Course Instructor

Samuel Lagier (The Catalyst)

Date

Monday, 19. March 2018 from 09:00 to 17:00

 

Target Group

Doctoral Candidates & Postdocs

Course

Peer Coaching: Generating Ingenious Solutions in 9 Set Steps
Course Description and Registration

Date

Wednesday, 21. March 2018 from 13.00 to 17:30

Target Group

Doctoral Candidates & Postdocs

Course

Negotiating with Success: Tools and Mindset for Lasting Agreements

Course Description and Registration

Course Instructor

Melissa Davies (Negoservices)

Date

Wednesday, 28. March 2018 from 09:00 to 17:00

Thursday, 29. March 2018 from 09:00 to 17:00

Target Group

Doctoral Candidates & Postdocs

Course

Conflict Management and Better Communication

Course Description and Registration

Course Instructor

Carl Emerson (InsideOut Solutions)

Date

Tuesday, 17. April 2018 from 09:30 to 16:30

Wednesday, 18. April 2018 from 09:30 to 16:30

Target Group

Doctoral Candidates & Postdocs

Course

++NEW++ Storytelling for Science

Course Description and Registration

Course Instructor

Mirko Bischofberger (Science Studios)

Date

Monday, 7. May 2018 from 09:00 to 12:00

Tuesday, 8. May 2018 from 14:00 to 17:00

Target Group

Doctoral Candidates & Postdocs

Self-competence / career development

Course
Course Instructor
Date
Target Group
Course

Project Management for Researchers

Course Description and Registration

Course Instructor

Dr. Dimitrije Krstic (Pimp Your Science)

Date

Thursday, 22. February 2018 from 9:00 to 17:00

Target Group

Doctoral Candidates & Postdocs

Course

Higher Education and Research in the US, France and Switzerland

Course Description and Registration

Course Instructor

Prof. Dr. Karen De Pauw (Virginia Tech)

PD Dr. Christian Imdorf (University of Bern)

Prof. Dr. Jay Rowell (Université de Strasbourg)

Date

Thursday, 15. February, 2018 from 09:30 to 16:30

Wednesday, 14. March, 2018 from 09:30 to 16:30

Wednesday, 25. April, 2018 from 09:30 to 16:30

Target Group

Postgraduate researchers including advanced master’s students.

Course

Become Your Own Time Manager

Course Instructor

Sina Henrichs (Graduate Center, University of Basel)

Date

Tuesday, 20. March, 2018 from 09:00 - 12:00

Tuesday, 27. March, 2018 from 09:00 - 12:00

Target Group

Doctoral Candidates & Postdocs

Course

++ NEW ++ Bereit für den Bewerbungsprozess. Wie Sie Ihre Bewerbungsunterlagen optimal vorbereiten

Course Description and Registration

Course Instructor

Janina Bühler (University of Basel)

Date

Friday, April 6, 2018 from 08:30 to 13:00

Tuesday, May 22, 2018 from 08:30 to 13:00

Thursday, May 31, 2018 from 08:30 to 13:00

Target Group

Doctoral Candidates & Postdocs

Course
Course Instructor

Anya Häusermann (Volta Yoga)

Date

Monday, 16. April 2018 from 08:30 to 11:30

Monday, 30. April 2018 from 08:30 to 11:30

Monday 14. May 2018 from 08:30 to 11:30

Monday 28. May 2018 from 08:30 to 11:30

Target Group

Doctoral Candidates & Postdocs

 

Course

Creating the Job-Hunting Package: Finding Opportunities Outside the University and Building Applications

Course Description and Registration

Course Instructor

Verity Elston (Portfolio Formation Sàrl)

Date

Friday, 4. May 2018 from 09:30 to 18:00

Friday, 18. May 2018 from 09:30 to 18:00

Target Group

Doctoral Candidates & Early Stage Postdocs

 

Course

Job Interviews: How to be Prepared

Course Description and Registration

Course Instructor

Janina Bühler (University of Basel)

Date

Wednesday, 9. May, 2018 from 08:30 to 13:00

Monday, 14. May, 2018 from 08:30 to 13:00

Friday, 25. May, 2018 from 08:30 to 13:00

Target Group

Doctoral Candidates and Postdocs

Course

Self-Branding and Self-Promotion

Course Description and Registration

Course Instructor

Petra Wüst (Wüst Consulting)

Date

Wednesday, 23. May 2018 from 09:00 to 17:00

Thursday, 24. May 2018 from 09:00 to 17:00

Target Group

Doctoral Candidates & Postdocs

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