Methods courses

Methods courses include scientific education in various fields to broaden your knowledge in your area of research and beyond. They include courses, seminars and colloquia offered by either the graduate school, the doctoral programs or central services of the University and campus partners.

Opportunities offered by GAUSS and GGNB

Our courses are open to all doctoral candidates enrolled in GAUSS/GGNB and most of them are taught in English. You can find our current course program in

or (as pdf sorted by semester) here:

We are striving to provide you with the best support possible and are constantly tailoring our course program to your needs. Hence, we are welcoming suggestions for additional courses that will benefit all GAUSS doctoral students (please send an email to office@gauss.uni-goettingen.de).

Further opportunities offered by the University and non-university institutions

Doctoral students also have access to additional training and development courses offered by a variety of institutions on the Göttingen Campus:

Statistical consulting for doctoral students

The Center of Statistics of the University of Göttingen is offering courses and consulting services in statistical questions for doctoral candidates including advice on data collection, statistical modelling and statistical inference. For further information and registration please follow this link.

Scientific education by the doctoral programs

Mathematics (SMS) All courses for master students are also open for doctoral students.

Physics Advanced training opportunities for doctoral students
IMPRS for Solar System School

Geoscience Advanced training opportunities for doctoral students

Geography Advanced training opportunities for doctoral students

Chemistry Advanced training opportunities for doctoral students
Key competencies
Catalysis for Sustainable
Synthesis (CaSuS)
Study program

Behavior and Cognition (BeCog)
Advanced training opportunities for doctoral students