Online Workshop: Digital Science Communication to Shape Your Career

Kursbereich 4: »Überfachliche Qualifikation«

Target Group

PhD students and postdocs of all research areas


“Science is not finished until it is communicated.” In this class, we focus on the active use of social media. 

We’ll deal with many topics surrounding your own active science communication:

  • Social media for science communication - basics and principles
  • Overview of different platforms and their advantages and disadvantages for scientists, (YouTube, Researchgate, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, TikTok, Blog, Academia, LinkedIn, Messenger)
  • How much work is social media?
  • From passive to active: the different modes of scientific communication on social media and how I can build a presence and network
  • Practical tips for social media scientific communication
  • Attention: copyright and shitstorms / negative comments / trolls / hate on the net

We’ll also address the benefits of using social media for your career and your field, as well as the negative aspects of platforms and their dangers. No experience is needed!


Science communication expert Robert Kötter will take you on a trip through the world of social media. He has been supporting academics and universities create a voice online for the last ten years. He is a researcher himself, with a deep background in coaching and consulting. He helps PhD students to decide on how and to what degree they want to be present on social media platforms. He lives with his family in Cologne.


  • 12 October 2022, 09:30 - 12:30 h + 14:00 - 17:00 h


Please register via the »Graduates Virtual Campus«:

Bemerkung zum Termin:
Eine Woche vor Kursbeginn erhalten Sie den Einwahl-Link für die Veranstaltung. Melden Sie sich über das GRS-Kursportal an.


Robert Rode
ZE Graduate Research School (GRS)
T +49 (0) 355 69-3479