Göttinger Graduiertenschule Gesellschaftswissenschaften

GGG workshop „Understanding the Science System and Academic Culture in Germany“ (online, Nov 4-5, 2020)

Only 2 seats left: This online-workshop by Dr. Veronica Fuest is designed for international PhD students who are new to the German academic system.

Seminar objectives:

Understanding behavior and interactions helps to navigate academic hierarchies and to prevent losses of energy by misunderstandings and conflicts. Uncertainty factors are reduced to the effect that personal, time-related and financial resources can be utilized in optimal ways.

  • institutional settings, regulations and incentive structures from national to local (funding mechanisms and agents, statutes, by-laws according to participants’ affiliations)
  • hierarchical and lateral relationships, micropolitics
  • inherent assumptions, implicit rules and expectations in German academia and in in participants’ respective settings
  • reflecting one’s own assumptions, expectations and rules
  • preventing misunderstandings and conflicts – appropriate levels and ways of address-ing, informing, reaching agreements
  • dealing with misunderstandings and conflicts, strategies of appropriate communication.

For further information and registration see www.uni-goettingen.de/de/614985.html