Diversity Competences

As part of the RTG study program, a number of soft skill elective courses foster diversity competences among the fellows. We organize a series of three to four courses with a specific gender and diversity focus. For the doctoral students, participation in at least one out of these courses with a specific focus on gender issues is strongly recommended. Gender and diversity perspectives are also integrated into the curriculum of all other soft skill courses.

The following courses have been organized by GlobalFood:


  • Leadership & Diversity (2019, planned)
    Trainer: Dr. Anna Kreuzer
  • Hands-on course on constructive communication (2019)
    Trainer: Sabine Mariss, Dr. Gerhard Rothhaupt
  • Diversity Competences: Unfolding Diversity - Harvesting Excellence (2017)
    Trainer: Dr. Silvie Klein-Franke (Ideas X Skills)
  • Intercultural Training in Science and Research (2017)
    Trainer: Dr. Gardenia Alonso (AKAD University)
  • Leadership Skills: Mainstream versus Female Leadership (2017)
    Trainer: Dr. Silvie Klein-Franke (Ideas X Skills)
  • Managing Change - Dealing with Change and Building Resilience (2015)
    Trainer: Dr. Silvie Klein-Franke (Ideas X Skills)
  • Diversity Competences: Unfolding Diversity - Harvesting Excellence (2014)
    Trainer: Dr. Silvie Klein-Franke (Ideas X Skills)
  • Intercultural Training in Science and Research (2014)
    Trainer: Dr. Gardenia Alonso (AKAD University)
  • Managing Change - Dealing with Change and Building Resilience (2013)
    Trainer: Dr. Silvie Klein-Franke (Ideas X Skills)
  • Diversity Competences: Unfolding Diversity - Harvesting Excellence (2011)
    Trainer: Dr. Silvie Klein-Franke (Ideas X Skills)
  • Intercultural Training in Science and Research (2011)
    Trainer: Dr. Gardenia Alonso (AKAD University)