Workshop "Wissenschaftliche Bildung"

Zeitraum: 14.04.2014 18:00 - 20:00 Uhr

Presentation and discussion of a qualification concept on basic academic questions


What do we think about when we talk about "academic qualifications"? They primarily have to do with qualifications in one's own subject and the development of competence in research. The area of academic key qualifications, such as presentations or project management, also plays a role. But in addition to that, there is a gap: Where are PhD students challenged and also assisted in tackling basic academic questions? Where can they talk about their areas of specialty and sharpen their academic vision? Where do they develop an understanding of the culture of other subject areas and combine them with the basics of their own discipline?

With support from the Stiftung Mercator foundation, the Graduate Academy at the FSU has started to develop a qualification concept for the area "Basic questions of academia" that is one-of-a-kind in Germany. In Winter Semester 2013/14, we started a pilot phase of the programme with the first workshops for PhD students and postdocs. We plan to expand these workshops into a seminar module, which will be an important additional qualification for young academics: this is a key academic qualification that strengthens their research profiles, stimulates critical reflection and innovative ideas and fosters interdisciplinary cooperation.

In creating this programme, we are reliant on the impulses and responses of the different subject areas and status groups. What should young academics be able to do, and what do they need? Where are basic academic questions already being discussed? What topics and questions are relevant?

Workshop programme

  • Greeting
    Prof. Dr. Erika Kothe, Vice-Rector for young researchers and diversity management
  • Keynote speech
    Dr. Hanna Kauhaus, Graduate Academy, project leader of the seminar module Academic Research
  • Moderated work groups
  • Plenary session

The workshop will take place in the House for Young Researchers "Zur Rosen" (Johannisstrasse 13).