Courses offered in English for PhD candidates and postdocs

The courses and workshops listed below (updated 12.03.2018) 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. Other courses or events are organized by the faculties, institutes and doctoral programs.

Academic writing and publishing

Course title Duration Target group Provider* ECTS Cost
Publish or perish: Designing research for publication 2 days PhD GRC 1 -
Writing skills for social scientists 2 days PhD GRC 1 -

Project design and grant proposal writing

2 days PhD GRC 1 -
Scientific writing in the natural sciences and medicine 4 days PhD GRC 1 -

Academic integrity and research ethics

Course title Duration Target group Provider* ECTS Cost
Ethics training for researchers 2 days PhD GRC 1 -

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 -
Scientific poster design 3 days PhD GRC 1 -
Voice training and presentation skills 3 days Postdoc GRC 0 -
Storyboarding as a research tool 2 days PhD GRC 1 -
MT180: Présenter sa thèse en 180 secondes 1 day PhD GRC 0 -
Scientific visualization in publications 2 days PhD GRC 1 -
Storytelling skills 2 days PhD GRC 1 -
Making science videos for the web 2 days PhD GRC 1 -
Rock Your Talk 1 day Postdoc AGL 0 100.-

Funding and career

Course title Duration Target group Provider* ECTS Cost
Job hunting with a PhD 2 days PhD GRC 1 -

Self-management skills

Course title Duration Target group Provider* ECTS Cost
Resource-focused stress management 2 days PhD GRC 1 -
Doing creative research 3 days PhD GRC 1 -
Managing conflicts 3 days PhD GRC 1 -
Life-Balance ? Postdoc AGL ? ?

Language skills

Course title Duration Target group Provider* ECTS Cost
German as a foreign language various formats PhD SUEZ 0-2 varies
Other language courses various formats PhD SUEZ 0-2 varies

Teaching and counseling

Course title Duration Target group Provider* ECTS Cost
University teaching in English - language, pedagogy and culture 2 days Instructors WB 1 -
Supervising students - dealing with roles and relationships 0.5 day Instrutors WB 0 -
Teaching and learning in laboratory practical classes 1 day alle WB 1 -
Classroom assessment techniques 0.5 day alle WB 0 -
Introduction to course design 1 day alle WB 0 -
Blended learning: potentials and challenges 0.5 day alle WB 0 -
Fostering Interaction in lectures for large classes 1 day alle WB 0 -
Cognitive Apprenticeship 1 day alle WB 0 -

Leadership, management, negotiation and moderation

Course title Duration Target group Provider* ECTS Cost
Leadership skills for doctoral candidates 3 days PhD GRC 1 -
Negotiating successfully to a win-win result 2 days PhD, Postdoc GRC 1 -
Project management for PhD candidates 2 days PhD GRC 1 -

Information skills

Course title Duration Target group Provider* ECTS Cost
Endnote 2.5h all HBZ 0 -
Stata: Introduction 2x6h all ZI 0 -
Python 2x6h all ZI 0 -
ScienceCloud base 2h all ZI 0 -
R: Basic Introduction 6h all ZI 0 -