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In order to register for courses in the GRS Qualification Programme you can use our moodle-portal »Graduates Virtual Campus«. If you are a young researcher interested in our courses you can book them easily on this web:

Below you can find a quick information about our current courses. For more information about the specific content and in order to register please refer to our course portal.

GRS Workshops 2022


Christmas Party for Young Researchers

On December 6, 2022, the GRS, the Welcome Centre and the PhD programmes invite young researchers from all areas to a small Christmas party. Registration is possible until December 2.

We cordially invite all PhD students and postdoctoral researchers of all areas to our small Xmas-party on December 6, 2022 on the Central Campus in Cottbus. We also invite your families.

The event will start at 15:30 h and end at 17:00 h. With hot drinks and Christmas biscuits, we will look back at 2022 in a cosy atmosphere and share some information about the next year at BTU. In addition, you will have the opportunity to meet other researchers and exchange ideas.


We will speak German and English. 


Our Xmas-party will take place on the Central Campus in Cottbus in the Main Building („Hauptgebäude“), room 4.29.


We kindly ask you to register until December 2, 2022 by email to Dr. Stella Gypser: stella.gypser(at) (Subject »Registration Xmas-Party«).

Please tell us if you will come alone or how many people will join you.

Subject-Related Training
  • PhD Thesis Writing Skills (for PhD programmes »Environmental & Resource Management« und »Heritage Studies«), more
  • Essentials of Grant Proposal Writing (for PhD programmes »Environmental & Resource Management« und »Heritage Studies«), more
  • Summer School 2022 »Characterization of micro- and nano-materials« (12-16 September 2022), more
Scientific Techniques

July 2022

  • Online Workshop: Effective Visual Communication (English), 4-5 July 2022, registration closed
  • Online Workshop: Einführung in R (German), 12-15 July 2022, registration closed
  • Online Workshop: Introduction to R (English), 19-22 July 2022, registration closed

August 2022

  • Online Workshop: Statistical Methods with R (English), 2-5 August 2022, registration closed

October 2022

  • Online Workshop: Bold, Passionate and Mindful: Time- and Selfmanagement for PhD Researchers (English), 4 + 6 + 11 + 13 October 2022, registration closed
  • Online Workshop: Strategic Reading, Scientific Writing, Scholarly Publishing (short modules in October and November 2022; check course dates), registration closed

November 2022

  • On location: Critical Reasoning and Logic (English), 10-11 November 2022, registration closed
  • Online Workshop: Go International! Academic Writing in English (English), 21-23 November 2022, registration closed
  • Online Workshop: The Floor Is Yours! Academic Presentations in English (English), 29-30 November 2022, registration closed

December 2022

  • On location: Writing Convincingly in Natural Sciences, Computer Science, and Engineering (English), 1-2 December 2022, registration closed

Transferable Skills Training

May 2022

  • Online Workshop: Find a Job in Germany's Industry - Job Search & Application (English), 3 + 16 May 2022, registration closed
  • Online Workshop: Scholarship Application for PhD Funding in Germany (English), 5-6 May 2022, registration closed

July/August 2022

  • Online Workshop: Grundlagen Betriebswirtschaft Finanzen und Controlling (German), 7-8 July 2022, registration closed
  • Online Workshop: Don't Let It Drive You Nuts! Resilience and Mental Health for Researchers (English), 26-27 July & 2 + 4 August 2022, registration closed

October 2022

  • Online Workshop: Digital Science Communication to Shape Your Career (English), 12 Oktober 2022, registration closed

November 2022

  • Online Workshop: Career Planning for PhD Students (English), 9 + 22 November 2022 (new dates), registration closed