GRANAT Advanced Training Courses

The advanced training courses offered by the GRANAT graduate school are intended to support junior researchers in the natural sciences. They are especially tailored towards the doctoral students and postdocs at the Faculty of Natural Sciences and Hannover Medical School.

The courses give particular consideration to the specialist backgrounds and professional requirements of this group and impart transferable skills and additional professional and research-related competences as required by natural scientists. Doctoral students and junior scientists can thus supplement their actual research work with certified, structured advanced training courses which focus on customised, additional skills and enable them to explore future professional fields and entrepreneurship, too. GRANAT thus supplements the interdisciplinary advanced training programme offered by the Graduate Academy of Leibniz University Hannover.

Effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on the offer of courses

As far as possible,  the GRANAT courses will take place in presence on campus in 2023.
Please refer to the table below for more details.

Current training courses – registration now being accepted for:

Click the title of the course that interests you to see the description of that particular course and to register for the course.

Title Date Registration deadline
Strategies for Writing Scientific Papers 
ENGLISH, one-to-one tutoring (Level B2/C1, up to 10 dates, online or via phone
Dates can be agreed to suit You can start your course at any time
Job-Bewerbungstraining mit Mock-Interviews
German, online workshop (3 dates: twice half day, plus 1/2 hour coaching
on 3rd date
19  Jan. + 20 Jan. +
27/28 Jan. 2022
22 Dec. 2022
GMP "Good Manufacturing Practise" Basic Course
English, online course (5 days plus final test for certificate)
This english-speaking course will take place in 2023. In future, it will be offered alternately with the German-language GMP course (no. 80015).
20 Feb. - 24 Feb. + 01 Mar. 2023 09 Feb. 2023
Patent Law in the Natural Sciences
English, OnCampus seminar (Level B2/C1; 4 four half days each afternoon)
03 Mar. + 10 Mar. + 17 Mar.
+ 24 Mar. 2022
28 Jan. 2023
GLP-Intensivtraining: Good Laboratory Practice (GLP)
German, Online-course (2 days and one online exam)
The GLP course is only offered every two years via GRANAT!
11 Mar. - 13 Mar. 2023 28 Feb. 2023
Good scientific practice
English, online workshop (Level B2/C1, 2 dates)
29 Mar. + 30 Mar. 2023 15 Feb. 2023

Registration now closed for:

Title (Last) date Comments
Meine Zukunft Existenzgründung?! 
German, OnCampus seminar  (2 dates: twice half day, starting in the afternoon each)
13 Jun. + 14 Jun. 2023 Registration closed for 2022
Editing, Processing and Analysis of Scientific Images 
English, online workinar (3.5 days, including a Call4Help Session on day 4 in order to solve participant specific challenges in image analysis)
15 Jul. - 28 Jul. 2023 will be offered again in 2023

School Entrepreneurship: 
Unternehmerisches Denken und Handeln - Wege in die Selbstständigkeit

GERMAN, summer online-school (40h total presence time, survey about the business idea, binding preliminary meeting plus 7 dates from morning to afternoon)

11 Sep. - 15 Sep. 2023
(if online 11 Sep. - 15 Sep.
+ 18 Sep. + 19 Sep. 2023)
will be offered again in 2023
Writing Papers and Theses in the Life Sciences
ENGLISH, online workshop (Level B2/C1, 2 dates)
Due to the pandemic, an online workshop is possible (2 dates)
06 Oct. 2023
(if online 06 Oct. + 07 Oct. 2023)
will be offered again in 2023
Erfolgsmodell DU - Traumjobs werden häufiger geschaffen als gefunden!
German, OnCampus-Workshop (12 hours, 2 dates)
25 Nov. + 26 Nov. 2022 will be offered again in 2023

GMP-Kurs: Good Manufacturing Practice 
German, online course (5 days plus online final test)
This German-language course will be discontinued in 2023, but will be offered again in 2024. From now on, it will only be offered in annual alternation with the English-language GMP course (no. 80019).

04 Apr. - 08 Apr. + 13 Apr. 2022 will be offered again in 2024