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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 in the fall 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

Ihr Werkzeugkoffer für die digitale Lehre an der Universität Basel

Course Description and Registration

Date

19 August 2021

9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

19 August 2021

2:00 - 4:00 PM

Target Group/ Comments

All Doctoral Candidates & Postdocs

Course

Meine erste Lehrveranstaltung unter Berücksichtigung der digitalen Lehre

Course Description and Registration

Course Instructor

Dr. Ulrike Hanke

Date

2 September 2021

8:30 - 10:30 AM

16 September 2021

8:30 - 10:30 AM

25 November 2021

8:30 - 10:30 AM

13 January 2022

8:30 - 10:30 AM

Target Group/ Comments

All Doctoral Candidates & Postdocs

 

1 ECTS credit automatically transferred towards the end of the semester

Course

Teaching My First Course with Focus on Digital Teaching

Course Description and Registration

Course Instructor

Nina Bach

Date

13 September 2021

11:15 AM - 1:00 PM

4 October 2021

11:15 AM - 1:00 PM

15 November 2021

11:15 AM - 1:00 PM

17 January 2022

11:15 AM - 1:00 PM

Target Group/ Comments

All Doctoral Candidates & Postdocs

 

1 ECTS credit automatically transferred towards the end of the semester

Course

Career Funding for Junior Researchers

Course Description and Registration

Course Instructor
Date

23 September 2021
12:15 - 2:00 PM

Target Group/ Comments

All Doctoral Candidates & Postdocs

Course
Course Instructor
Date

28 September 2021

1:00 - 5:00 PM

5 October 2021

1:00 - 5:00 PM

12 October 2021

1:00 - 5:00 PM

19 October 2021

1:00 - 5:00 PM

Target Group/ Comments

All Doctoral Candidates & Postdocs

 

1 ECTS credit automatically transferred towards the end of the semester

Course

Verstehen verstehen: Einführung in die praktische Hermeneutik

Course Description and Registration

Course Instructor

Dr. Andreas Mauz

Date

5 October 2021

9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

6 October 2021

9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

7 October 2021

9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Target Group/ Comments

All Doctoral Candidates & Postdocs

Course

LaTeX Course for Beginners

Course Description and Registration

Course Instructor

Red Laviste

Date

6 October 2021

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Target Group/ Comments

All Doctoral Candidates & Postdocs

Course

Python Crash Course (for Beginners)

Course Description and Registration

Course Instructor
Date

8 October 2021
9:00 AM - 12:30 PM

14 October 2021
9:00 AM - 12:30 PM

15 October 2021
9:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Target Group/ Comments

All Doctoral Candidates & Postdocs

Course
Course Instructor

Karsten Altenschmidt

Date

25 October 2021

9:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Target Group/ Comments

All Doctoral Candidates & Postdocs

Course

Informationsdesign – Gestaltung von Präsentationsfolien, Postern, Berichten und Handouts

Course Description and Registration

Course Instructor

Martina Schradi

Date

1 November 2021

1:00 - 3:00 PM

8 November 2021

1:00 - 3:00 PM

29 November 2021

2h in small groups

Target Group/ Comments

All Doctoral Candidates & Postdocs

Course

Publishing Open Access – Why and How to Do It

Course Description and Registration

Course Instructor
Date

15 November 2021

9:15 AM - 12:00 PM

Target Group/ Comments

All Doctoral Candidates & Postdocs

Course

Ihr Werkzeugkoffer für die digitale Lehre an der Universität Basel

Course Description and Registration

Date

17 November 2021

9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

17 November 2021

2:00 - 4:00 PM

Target Group/ Comments

All Doctoral Candidates & Postdocs

Course

Useful Tools for Reference Management and Plagiarism Detection

Course Description and Registration

Course Instructor

Cornelia Eitel

Monika Wechsler

Date

23 November 2021

9:00 - 11:30 AM

30 November 2021

9:00 - 9:45 AM

Target Group/ Comments

All Doctoral Candidates & Postdocs

Course

Coaching Skills for Supervising Bachelor and Master Students

Course Description and Registration

Course Instructor
Date

24 November 2021

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

25 November 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

26 November 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

13 December 2021

9:00 AM - 2:30 PM

17 December 2021

9:00 AM - 2:30 PM

20 December 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
Course Instructor

Sebastian Keller

Date

16 December 2021

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

21 December 2021

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Target Group/ Comments

All Doctoral Candidates & Postdocs

Course

Descriptive Statistics and Visualisation with R

Course Description and Registration

Course Instructor
Date

12 January 2022

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

26 January 2022

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Target Group/ Comments

All Doctoral Candidates

 

1 ECTS credit automatically transferred towards the end of the semester

Course

Good Scientific Practice

Course Description and Registration

Course Instructor

Helga Nolte

(Member of the team gute wissenschaftliche Praxis)

Date

24 January 2022

9:00 AM - 2:30 PM

25 January 2022

9:00 AM - 2:30 PM

26 January 2022

9:00 AM - 2:30 PM

Target Group/ Comments

All Doctoral Candidates

 

1 ECTS credit automatically transferred towards the end of the semester

Writing & Publishing

Course
Course instructor
Date
Target Group/ Comments
Course

Effizient wissenschaftlich schreiben

Course Description and Registration

Course instructor
Date

21 September 2021

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Target Group/ Comments

All Doctoral Candidates & Postdocs

Course

Home Office Writing Retreat

Course Description and Registration

Course instructor

Katja Günther

(faden-verloren.de)

Date

28 September 2021

9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

29 September 2021

9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

30 September 2021

9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Target Group/ Comments

All Doctoral Candidates & Postdocs

Course
Course instructor

Dr. Philipp Mayer

(Science-Textflow)

Date

13 October 2021

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Target Group/ Comments

All Doctoral Candidates

Course
Course instructor

Dr. Philipp Mayer

(Science-Textflow)

Date

14 October 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

9 November 2021

10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

30 November 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

22 November 2021

8:00 AM - 1:30 PM

23 November 2021

8:00 AM - 1:30 PM

24 November 2021

8:00 AM - 1:30 PM

Target Group/ Comments

All Doctoral Candidates

 

1 ECTS credit automatically transferred towards the end of the semester

Communication

Course
Course Instructor
Date
Target Group/ Comments
Course

Out of the Box! Visualize Your Science

Course Description and Registration

Course Instructor
Date

17 September 2021

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

24 September 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
Date

28 September 2021

8:00 AM - 2:00 PM

25 & 26 October 2021

oral trainings (slots in pairs)

4. November 2021

recording session (individual slots on-site)

23 November 2021

8:00 AM - 2:00 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

4 October 2021

8:30 AM - 3:00 PM

Target Group/ Comments

All Doctoral Candidates

Course
Course Instructor
Date

4 October 2021

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

7 October 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

Storytelling for Researchers

Course Description and Registration

Course Instructor

Dr. Samuel Lagier

(SamSpeaksScience.com)

Date

11 October 2021

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Target Group/ Comments

Advanced Doctoral Candidates & Postdocs

Course

Filmmaking for Scientists

Course Description and Registration

Course Instructor
Date

21 October 2021

9:30 AM - 5:30 PM

22 October 2021

9:30 AM - 5:30 PM

Target Group/ Comments

All Doctoral Candidates & Postdocs

Course
Course Instructor

Katharina Padleschat

(Raus mit der Sprache)

Date

9 November 2021

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

10 November 2021

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Target Group/ Comments

All Doctoral Candidates & Postdocs

 

 

Course

Out of the Box! Visualize Your Science

Course Description and Registration

Course Instructor
Date

8 December 2021

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

15 December 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

Media Training for (Post)Docs

Course Description and Registration

Course Instructor

Dr. med. Katja Flieger

Date

9 December 2021

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

10 December 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

11 January 2022

9:15 AM - 5:15 PM

18 January 2022

9:15 AM - 5:15 PM

19 January 2022

9:15 AM - 5:15 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
Course Instructor

Carl Emerson

(insideoutsolutions.ch)

Date

15 September 2021

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

16 September 2021

9:00 AM - 5:00 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

20 September 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

Stresskompetenz in Auftrittssituationen

Course Description and Registration

Course Instructor
Date

20 September 2021

9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

21 September 2021

9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Target Group/ Comments

All Doctoral Candidates

Course
Course Instructor

Dr. Thomas Teichler

PhD Donatella Canella

(Lead to Trust)

Date

22 September 2021

9:00 AM - 5:30 PM

27 September 2021

9:00 AM - 5:30 PM

Target Group/ Comments

All Doctoral Candidates & Postdocs

Course
Learning How to Lead and to Build a Successful Work

Course Description and Registration

Course Instructor

Carl Emerson

(insideoutsolutions.ch)

Date

13 October 2021

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

14 October 2021

9:00 AM - 5:00 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

15 October 2021

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

18 October 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

Project Management for Researchers

Course Description and Registration

Course Instructor

Dr. Dimitrije Krstic

(Pimp Your Science)

Date

2 November 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

Negotiation Skills for Scientists

Course Description and Registration

Course Instructor

Rob Thompson

(RTTA)

Date

3 November 2021

9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

4 November 2021

9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

5 November 2021

9:00 - 3:00 PM

Target Group/ Comments

All Doctoral Candidates & Postdocs

Course

Ressourcenorientierte Selbstführung für (Post-)Doktorierende

Course Description and Registration

Course Instructor

Dr. Michael Peters

Dr. Florian Schulz

Date

9 November 2021

3:30 - 5:30 PM

18 November 2021

9:30 AM - 5:00 PM

19 November 2021

8:30 AM - 12:30 PM

2 December 2021

3:30 - 5:30 PM

Target Group/ Comments

All Doctoral Candidates & Postdocs

Course

Assertiveness and Institutional Power Games

Course Description and Registration

Course Instructor
Date

12 November 2021

9:00 AM - 4:30 PM

29 November 2021

9:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Target Group/ Comments

Advanced Doctoral Candidates & Postdocs

 

1 ECTS credit automatically transferred towards the end of the semester

Course

Thesis Defense Training

Course Description and Registration

Course Instructor
Date

15 November 2021

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

16 November 2021

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Target Group/ Comments

Advanced Doctoral Candidates

Course

Konstruktive Konfliktlösung

Course Description and Registration

Course Instructor

Dr. Katja Windisch

(Ausbildungsinstitut perspectiva)

Date

30 November 2021

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

1 December 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

Self-Branding and Self-Promotion

Course Description and Registration

Course Instructor

Dr. Petra Wüst

(Wüst Consulting)

Date

13 December 2021

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

14 December 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
Date

10 January 2022

8:45 AM - 12:45 PM

17 January 2022

8:45 AM - 12:45 PM

Target Group/ Comments

All Doctoral Candidates & Postdocs

 

 

Course

Dealing with Set-Backs and Failure in the Research Process

Course Description and Registration

Course Instructor
Date

10 January 2022

9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

31 January 2022

9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Target Group/ Comments

All Doctoral Candidates

 

1 ECTS credit automatically transferred towards the end of the semester

 

 

Course
Project Management – a Toolbox for Scientists
Course Instructor

Dr. Sina Henrichs

(Manage Science)

Date

21 January 2022

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

28 January 2022

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

Introduction to Business Management

Course Description and Registration

Course Instructor
Date

27 January 2022

10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

28 January 2022

10:00 AM - 6:00 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
Networking for Career, Collaborations and Conferences
Course Instructor

Rob Thompson

(RTTA)

Date

13 September 2021

9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

14 September 2021

9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

15 September 2021

9:00 AM - 3:00 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

17 September 2021

9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Target Group/ Comments

All Doctoral Candidates & Postdocs

Course

Intellectual Property and Patent Rights: How to Protect Your Ideas

Course Description and Registration

Course Instructor

Dr. Wolfgang Henggeler

Dr. Patrick Sticher

(unitectra)

Date

26 October 2021

9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Target Group/ Comments

All Doctoral Candidates & Postdocs

Course

Finding a Post-Academic Career

Course Description and Registration

Course Instructor

Dr. Djahane Banoo

Dr. Martin Gutmann

Date

11 November 2021

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

18 November 2021

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

25 November 2021

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

3 December 2021

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Target Group/ Comments

All Doctoral Candidates & Postdocs

Course

What's Next After the PhD?

Course Description and Registration

Course Instructor
Date

6 December 2021

9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

10 December 2021

9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Target Group/ Comments

All Doctoral Candidates

Course

Starting a Professional Career in Industry

Course Description and Registration

Course Instructor

Dr. Monika Clausen

(Clausen & Netzwerkpartner)

Date

12 January 2022

9:00 AM - 3:30 PM

13 January 2022

9:00 AM - 3:30 PM

14 January 2022

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

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

22 September 2021

9:30 AM - 5:30 PM

23 September 2021

9:30 AM - 5:30 PM

Target Group/ Comments

1 ECTS credit automatically transferred towards the end of the semester

Course

Preparing and Holding Presentations Effectively in the Natural and Life Sciences

Course Description and Registration

Course Instructor
Date

28 September 2021

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

1 October 2021

9:00 AM - 5:00 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

11 October 2021

1:00 - 5:00 PM

25 October 2021

1:00 - 5:00 PM

8 November 2021

1:00 - 5:00 PM

22 November 2021

1:00 - 5:00 PM

Target Group/ Comments

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

18 October 2021

9:00 AM - 4:30 PM

25 October 2021

9:00 AM - 5:30 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

12 November 2021

9:00 AM - 5:30 PM

19 November 2021

9:00 AM - 5:30 PM

Target Group/ Comments

Advanced Doctoral Candidates

 

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

Research Data Management for Doctoral Candidates of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

Course Description and Registration

Date

25 October 2021

9:15 AM - 4:00 PM

1 November 2021

9:15 AM - 4:00 PM

8 November 2021

9:15 AM - 4:00 PM

Target Group/ Comments

1 ECTS credit automatically transferred towards the end of the semester

Course

Project PhD: The Path to a Successful Doctorate

Course Description and Registration

Course Instructor
Date

27 October 2021

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

28 October 2021

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Target Group/ Comments

1 ECTS credit automatically transferred towards the end of the semester

Course

Wissenschaftliche Kommunikation in der Öffentlichkeit

Course Description and Registration

Course Instructor

Martina Rutschmann

Anja Becher

Date

29 October 2021

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

22 November 2021

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Target Group/ Comments

1 ECTS credit automatically transferred towards the end of the semester

Disclaimer

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

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