Graduate Campus

 

Courses offered in English for PhD candidates and postdocs

Academic writing and publishing
Academic integrity and research ethics
Presentation and public appearance
Funding and career
Self-management skills
Language skills
Teaching and counseling
Leadership, management, negotiation and moderation
Information skills

The courses and workshops listed below are organized by various offices of UZH Central Services as noted in the table with the respective abbreviation. Below the table you will find links to the various Central Services offering courses for PhD candidates and postdocs.

Academic writing and publishing

Course title Duration Target group Provider* ECTS Cost
Scientific writing in the sciences and medicine 5 x 3h PhD GRC 1 -
Writing and publishing research in the humanities 2 days PhD GRC 1 -
Open Access: Improvement of scientific publishing 2 days PhD GRC 1 -
How to publish in peer-reviewed journals 3 days Postdoc women AGL 0 240.-
Basic academic writing skills: Arts, humanities, social sciences B2 14 x 1.5h PhD SUEZ 2 508.-
Basic academic writing skills: Natural sciences and engineering B2 14 x 1.5h PhD SUEZ 2 508.-
Introduction to writing at doctoral level: Natural Sciences and Engineering C1 14 x 1.5h PhD SUEZ 2 508.-
Writing Research Paper for Publication: Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences C1-C2 14 x 1.5h PhD SUEZ 2 508.-

Academic integrity and research ethics

Course title Duration Target group Provider* ECTS Cost
Research integrity (online course) ca. 10h PhD / Postdoc GRC 0 -

Presentation and public appearance

Course title Duration Target group Provider* ECTS Cost
How to give a presentation effectively and persuasively 2 days PhD GRC 1 -
Voice training and presentation skills in the sciences and medicine 3 days PhD GRC 1 -
Rhetorical skills in the classroom and lecture hall 2 days Instructors HD 0 -
The power of your voice - Voice training for lecturers 2 days Instructors HD 0 -

Funding and career

Course title Duration Target group Provider* ECTS Cost
Where and how to acquire funding for science 2 days PhD GRC 1 -
Successful fund acquisition for researchers 2 days Postdoc GRC 0 150.-
Job applications in English1hallCaSe0 -
Mock-Interview in English45 min.allCaSe0 -

Self-management skills

Course title Duration Target group Provider* ECTS Cost
Managing conflicts 3 days PhD GRC 1 -
Resource-focused stress management 2 days PhD GRC 1 -
Time and self-management 2 days PhD GRC 1 -

Language skills

Course title Duration Target group Provider* ECTS Cost
German as a foreign language various formats PhD SUEZ 0 -

Teaching and counseling

Course title Duration Target group Provider* ECTS Cost
The teaching portfolio: form and function 3h Instructors HD 0 -
Teaching in English in a non-English speaking environment 2 days Instructors HD 0 -
Teaching and learning in laboratory practical class 1 day Instructors HD 0 -
Flipped classroom 1 Tag Instructors HD 0 -
Activating audiences 2x3h Instructors HD 0 -
Motivating and activating students 1 Tag Instructors HD 0 -
Supervising students - dealing with roles and relationships 0.5 days Instructors HD 0 -

Leadership, management, negotiation and moderation

Course title Duration Target group Provider* ECTS Cost
Project management for research 3 days PhD GRC 1 -
Leadership skills for doctoral candidates 3 days PhD GRC 1 -
Negotiation and moderation techniques 2 days PhD GRC 1 -
Success in negotiation and conflict resolution 1 day Postdoc GRC 0 150.-
Project management for successful postdocs 2 days Postdoc GRC 0 150.-
Leadership skills for postdocs 2 days Postdoc GRC 0 150.-
Supervising students - dealing with roles and relationships 0.5 days Instructors HD 0 -

Information skills

Course title Duration Target group Provider* ECTS Cost
EndNote2.5hallHBZ0-
Scientific Computing with MATLAB (Beginner Level) 1x2h allZI0 -
Advanced course in Citavi 4: Webinar1.5hallZI0-
Scientific Computing with Python4x8hallZI0-

The listed courses and workshops are offered by the following office of UZH Central Services:
GRC = Graduate Campus
SUEZ = Language Center of the University of Zurich and ETH Zurich
AGL = Office for Gender Equality
CaSe = Career Services
HD = Center for University Teaching and Learning
HBZ = Main Library of the University of Zurich
ZI = Information Technology