Understanding the Science System and Academic Culture in Germany (GGG)

Target group:
PhD students of the GGG, other PhD students if free places are available

Schedule:
Nov 4 (09:00-16:00) and Nov 5 (09:00-12:00), 2020

Place:
This workshop will be taking place online.
Available seats: 12
Course language: English
Teacher: Dr. Veronika Fuest

Seminars objectives:
International junior researchers are sensitized to the characteristics of the German science system and academic culture. Adaptation and acculturation to the system are supported. Understanding behavior and interactions helps to navigate academic hierarchies and to prevent losses of energy by misunderstandings and conflicts. Uncertainty factors are reduced to the effect that personal, time-related and financial resources can be utilized in optimal ways.

  • institutional settings, regulations and incentive structures from national to local (funding mechanisms and agents, statutes, by-laws according to participants’ affiliations)
  • hierarchical and lateral relationships, micropolitics
  • inherent assumptions, implicit rules and expectations in German academia and in in participants’ respective settings
  • reflecting one’s own assumptions, expectations and rules
  • preventing misunderstandings and conflicts – appropriate levels and ways of address-ing, informing, reaching agreements
  • dealing with misunderstandings and conflicts, strategies of appropriate communi-cation.



Credits: 0 Credits
Demands: good command of spoken English and active participation

Application:
Application starts August 12, 2020
Application only via: ggg.kursanmeldung@uni-goettingen.de
Contact for more information: Dr. Britta Korkowsky, Phone: +551 39-28219

This course is organized by the Göttingen Graduate School of Social Sciences (GGG).


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