Courses offered in English for PhD candidates and postdocs

The courses and workshops listed below (updated 05.10.2017) 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 -
Giving and receiving text feedback 1 day PhD GRC 0 -
Scientific writing in the sciences and medicine 4 days PhD GRC 1 -
Scientific publication: discover, manage – disseminate 3 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 -
Storytelling & storyboard science - Science communicating through film 4 days Instructors WB 0 -
Improving my presentation slides with simple means 1 day Instructors WB 0 -
Rhetorical skills in the classroom and lecture hall 2 day Instructors WB 0 -
Speaker, audience, message - making connections 2 x 4h Instructors WB 0 -
Using posters as teaching tools 1 day Instructors WB 0 -

Funding and career

Course title Duration Target group Provider* ECTS Cost

Postdoc: What's next?

2.5 days Postdoc GRC 0 150.-
Successful fund acquisition and grant writing 2 days PhD/Postdoc GRC 1/0 0/150.-
Job hunting with a PhD 2 days PhD GRC 1 -
How to apply for a permanent academic position 3 days Postdoc women AGL 0 260.-

Self-management skills

Course title Duration Target group Provider* ECTS Cost
Resource-focused stress management 2 days PhD GRC 1 -
Time and self-management 2 days PhD GRC 1 -
TOEFL test preparation & coaching 1 day PhD SUEZ 0 CHF 220-495

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
Using Classroom Assessment Techniques (CATs) to gain insights into student learning 0.5 Tage Instructors WB 0 -
University teaching in English - language, pedagogy and culture 2 Tage Instructors WB 1 -
Supervising students - dealing with roles and relationships 0.5 Tage Instructors WB 0 -
Motivating and activating students 1 Tag Instructors WB 0 -
Key Elements of Flipped Classroom 2 x 4h Instructors WB 0 -
Teaching and learning in laboratory practical classes 1 Tag all WB 1 -
Intercultural communication in the classroom - Understanding each other across cultural borders 1 Tag all WB 1 -
Mobile voting and feedback systems 0.5 Tage Instructors 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 -
Leadership skills for postdocs 2 days Postdoc GRC 0 150.-
Negotiating successfully to a win-win result 2 days PhD, Postdoc GRC 1 / 0 0 / 150.-
Project management for advanced postdocs 2 days Postdoc GRC 0 150.-
Project management for advanced PhD candidates 2 days PhD GRC 1 -

Information skills

Course title Duration Target group Provider* ECTS Cost
TheAlternative.ch 6x2h all ZI 0 -
Stata: Introduction 2x6h all ZI 0 -
ScienceCloud training: base 1x2h all ZI 0 -
Citavi 5 3h all ZI 0 -