Workshops and Courses for PhD Students

Workshops and Courses for PhD Students

We offer courses in soft skills and method training throughout the year. Local events at the MPIPZ are complemented by a wide variety of offers from graduate schools and mentoring programs in the Cologne area, such as the Albertus Magnus Centre (AMC) and the Graduate School for Biological Sciences (GSfBS). You can find more information below and a list of all upcoming local courses here.

All of our PhD students further have access to a wide variety of training opportunities through the Planck Academy and here is more information on how to navigate the Learning Management System (LMS).

Based on our PhD students' feedback, we organise selected courses and workshops at MPIPZ or online. They are open to all students in the IMPRS and at the MPIPZ and you can contact the for further information.
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The Graduate School for Biological Sciences (GSfBS) was established by the University of Cologne to support PhD students during their PhD. Workshops and courses are organized to provide PhD students with the best possible academic and professional education. Students must be enrolled at the University of Cologne as members of the GSfBS to participate. Please contact for workshop registration.
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The goal of the Albertus Magnus Center (AMC) of the University of Cologne is to support researchers during their PhD as well as during transition phases between further career steps. Interdisciplinary courses and networking opportunities are offered regularly and are typically free of charge. Every participant receives a certificate of attendance when having attended at least 75% of the course. Please click here for further participation information.
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The Planck Academy offers excellent further training and personal career development courses for all employees of the Max Planck Society. Courses are available for every field of work and are tailored to provide you with the training best suitable for your personal development. The course formats are presence courses, e-learning modules, how-to videos and webinars. They are booked online via the Learning Management System (LMS). Please click here for further information.

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Employed PhD students can be subsidized for online training which is approved by the Thesis Advisory Committee. Click on the link below to learn more on the Online Training Approval form. more
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