Online Workshop: Time-Management for PhD Students

Kursbereich 3: »Wissenschaftliche Methoden«

Target Group

PhD Students of all research areas


This course addresses the challenges and benefits of planning a doctoral thesis. Scientists often undertake three or more highly complex projects simultaneously, and interdisciplinary teamwork is commonplace. In contrast, doctoral students in natural sciences, computer sciences, and engineering typically focus on a single topic and may not initially possess an explicit research question. However, doctoral students in the humanities often face the challenge of narrowing down their research topics and readings to clarify their research questions. To ensure a targeted and time-efficient management of raw data and scholarly projects in general, we will explore a range of established and emerging tools and techniques that complement classical project and time management principles. In addition, we will address the unique challenges posed by interdisciplinary research and communication. 


  • Interdisciplinary Research Communication
  • Project Planning and Management in Natural Sciences and Humanities
  • Concepts and Basics of Project and Time Management
  • Efficient Time Management in Science
  • Digital Tools for Scientific Project Management


    Dr Havemann obtained a PhD from the Max Planck Institute for Developmental Biology in Tübingen (GER) in 2010. Her working experience covers NGOs, science startups and international institutions, including the United Nations. Johanna’s goal is to equip scientists with the tools and techniques they need for a successful academic career. It is important to her that the participants develop their own personal style tailored to their specific skills and prerequisites. Topics that she covers in her courses include Digital Research Communication, Scientific Writing and Presentation Techniques for Scientists.


    • 9 October 2022, 09:00 – 13:30 h
    • 10 October 2023, 09:00 – 13:30 h


    Please register via the »Graduates Virtual Campus«:

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