Kursdetails/Course Details

3.15 WS22/23
Datum/Date: 06.10.2022, 09:00-18:00h and
07.10.2022, 09:00-16:00h
Trainer: Dr. Matteo Garavoglia
Course fee:
60 €
Ort/Venue: Online
Registration deadline:

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Dr. Matteo Garavoglia is Research Associate at the University of Oxford. Previously, he was the Italy Program Fellow at the Brookings Institution’s Centre on the United States and Europe and Adjunct Professor at Johns Hopkins University’s Paul H. Nietze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) in Washington DC. Matteo was educated at the universities of London (SOAS), Paris (Sciences Po) and Berlin (FUB). He lived in twelve countries across four continents and speaks English, French, German, Italian and Spanish.

3.15 Just landed. An introduction to life and academia in Germany

Moving to Germany for academic purposes can be an exciting yet daunting task (and your trainer did exactly that a few years ago). Crucially, this workshop focuses specifically on providing you with the skills and knowledge needed to have a smooth start into your new life. In particular, this workshop places particular emphasis on issues pertaining to intercultural understanding, practical administrative and logistical challenges, the formal regulations of German academia and the unspoken rules mediating its professional and social interactions. On the first day, participants attend the workshop all together as a single group. On the second day, the participants join the trainer for a series of one-to-one sessions characterised by a dedicated tailor-made approach.

Contents in brief:
- Avoiding the shock of German bureaucracy.
- Enjoying the fantastic opportunities offered by living in Germany.
- Analysing the role played by intercultural issues and using them to one’s own advantage.
- Exploring how to link your German experience to your home country (and to your future).
- Becoming aware of how to go about academic funding, administration and regulations.
- Understanding how to make the most of your experience (academically and socially!)

- Role-play and recreation of real life situations.
- Continuous focus on the link between theory and practice.
- Extensive hands-on, practical exercises.
- Use of intercultural surveys.
- Individual and group feedback.

Target group: Doctoral candidates and Postdocs

(Stand: 24.05.2022)