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Let's go! Well planned and motivated for the doctoral project

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Research Management | Project Implementation

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Doctoral studies offer a lot of freedom, but your success also fundamentally depends on you being able to deal with this freedom as self-sufficiently as possible, to structure your research idea clearly, to plan and control the process realistically, to cope with the workload and consistently stay motivated. Right from the beginning, it is highly advisable to get a clear overview of where you stand and what you can expect, using established project-management tools.


Heightened awareness of your individual resources, strengths and weaknesses, and better knowledge of the specific and unique aspects of the doctoral process in Germany. Acquisition of individual strategies and techniques for dealing with your work and potential challenges in a sensible way. Ability to conduct analysis and apply project management techniques, critically assessing requirements of the initial phase of your dissertation.


    • Assessing and applying individual resource management and analysis of strengths and weaknesses
    • Narrowing down topics
    • Starting your writing process
    • Refining personal management and individual timemanagement
    • Avoiding typical stumbling blocks, challenges and obstacles


      Structured group discussions, interactive and practical individual and group
      exercises, short presentations, input sessions with practical advice from trainers. Max. number of participants: 15. Course language: English.


      This training is aimed at junior scientists from all disciplines who have begun or are beginning their doctoral dissertations.

      Course number
      FM IV-5
      Tue, 27.08.2019, 9:30am-5:30pm
      Tue, 03.09.2019, 9:30am-5:30pm
      2 days, 20 work units of 45 min
      ZEWK, Fraunhoferstr. 33-36, R: FH 1004
      Stefanie Giljohann, Dr. Michael Gordian
      For employees and assistant lectures and registered doctoral candidates at TU Berlin, the course is free of charge. For non-employees, please contact  for information on fees.
      Assuming successful participation, you receive a certificate of attendance.
      Applicable for certificate Research

      For registration, please fill in the provided form. In case of any content questions regarding the course, please contact .

      In case of any organizational questions please contact .

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      FH Fraunhoferstr. 33-36
      Raum FH 1003