Winter term 2013/14

Scientific Image Processing and Analysis

25-27 March 2014, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m./1 p.m. (2.5 days)
Trainer: Dr. Jan Brocher (Biovoxxel)

Of special interest to biologists who work with microsope images.

Further details here.

Please register via StudIP

Successful Communication & Constructive Conflict Resolution

Trainer: Barbara Kosuch
Time: 13-14 February 2014, 9am-5pm
Place: W01 0-012

For further details see here.

Please register via StudIP.

Trip to Bremerhaven´s "Klimahaus"
for international PhDs

The Trip to Bremerhaven´s Klimahaus starts on Saturday, 30th November 2013

at 12 o´clock at the train station of Oldenburg. At 14:30 we will have a guided tour at the Klimahaus.

Everybody interested in the trip should please write me an email and pay
4 € (including entrance + tour at the Klimahaus and snacks) directly at
the International Student Office to Britta Kirsch (building A5, room
1-147A) until Friday, 22nd November. She is in her office only in the
morning till 12 o´clock.

If you have any further question, please write an e-mail to

Website of the PhD tutors!

Methods of career planning

Day 1: November 28th 2013 – 9:30 a.m. -16:30 p.m

Day 2: December 12th 2013 – 9:30 a.m. -16:30 p.m

This course may fit into your future academic or non-academic career plans and will open new perspectives.

Part I: “Only those in a network go further” – Network strategies to reach your personal objectives

Part II: “You only go further if you are prepared to learn from others” – Benefit of mentoring, how to learn from a mentor

This two day course shows at day one current methods of networking and helps you to visualize you own network. It guided you to your own network strategy which is helpful for your future career planning, e.g. finding potential or “new” job opportunities.

Networks are an ancient concept of helping yourself! Taking about yourself and your career aspirations; looking for professional circles and associations; looking for like-minded people. You only go further if you are in a network.

Day two will introduce you to the concept of mentoring to learn how mentoring works and how effective mentoring can be for your personal career.

This course is designed for young scientists at the end of their PhD. It is developed to support participants in finding out about the potential of networking and the benefit of mentoring.

The training is conducted for 7 hours with one hour break. It mixes short theory lectures with discussions and individual and small-group exercises.

Please register under following email:

If the number of 16 participants is achieved, a waiting list will be arranged. PhD students from Braunschweig are welcome to stay overnight… please ask for more details.

Location:              room will be announced later

Language:           English / German (depending on the participants)

Credit points:    0,5 per day

If you have any questions do not hesitate to contact Ferdinand Esser.

Time management - Using time effectively; November 15th 2013

Friday, November 15th 2013, 9 am - 5 pm
University Guest House,
Drogen-Hasen-Weg 64, 26129 Oldenburg

Please register for this course via StudIP.

Realizing that you will never have more than 24 hours a day makes it necessary to find other strategies and techniques to get your work done in time without being stressed.

This workshop will help you to discover your personal working style, the reasons that waste your time, to get clear on your objectives and priorities and to plan your time effectively.

The practical approach of the workshop enables you to reflect your own behaviour, learn from others and plan new strategies.

Target group: Doctorate students who wish to reflect and improve their working strategies and techniques in order to increase satisfaction with work and life quality

Objectives: Analyse your personal working style
                 Improve time management skills
                 Use time effectively
                 Improve work and life quality

Content:     Perception of time
                  Perception of time
                  Analysing work habits
                  Reasons for wasting time
                  Time management techniques
                  Setting objectives and priorities
                  Rules of delegating work
                  Planing your day
                  Tools and Visualisation

Techniques: Presentation
                  Individual and Group work
                  Creativity techniques

Avanced Presentation Techniques

Prof. Henrik Mouritsen

Winter term 2013/14, 4 days

Pre-Meeting for this course:
Wednesday October 30 2013, 10am-12noon.

Please sign in via StudIP.

Winter term pre-meeting: October 16th, 2013

The winter term pre-meeting of all PhD programs of the graduate school took place on Wednesday, 16th of October 2013, at the Gästehaus of the university (Drögen-Hasen-Weg 64).

The presentation can be found here

The topics of the meeting were:

  • Information on the PhD programs
  • Transferable skills: course programme of Oltech and OlWiN
  • Travel grants
  • Events and dates

“Careers in Neuroscience“ on Friday, October 11th, 2013

One day job conference in Oldenburg on
Friday, 11th of October 2013, 9 am to 4 pm.

Alumnis from the field of neuroscience, who have once studied in Oldenburg tell about their experiences and career paths. Additionally short workshops on special themes of interest are offered.
Would you like to get some experiences in organizing a job conference? Join our team!

For more information have a look at course "C5/C7 Organizing a job conference" or contact or .

More information and the program of the conference you find here.

Welcome Workshop September 26th, 2013

The Graduate Schools offers once more a Welcome Workshop for all new PhDs of the faculty V and VI.

Thursday, 26th of September 2013, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. and

Location: V01 3-322, Ammerländer Heerstraße 114-118
(the university’s Verwaltung/administration building)

The prelimanary topics of workshop are:

- Defining motivation, wishes and expectations for the PhD
- Introduction to the Graduate School
- Thesis Committee and supervision agreement
- Presentation of the curriculum and an introduction to StudIP
- Identifying your personal competences and requirements

7:00 p.m. Get-together at Havana also with other PhD students

There are still places free. If you are interested in the workshop please contact

Mentoring 2013-2014

The next run of mentorWIN starts in October 2013. This time the mentoring programme (MentorWIN) will be specifically aimed at young female researchers.

More information you find here

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