Training courses

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

Due to the current circumstances, courses will be held online or postponed in the summer semester 2020. Please refer to the table below for 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
Effective Academic Posters: Concept, Design and Presentation in Natural Sciences
ENGLISH workshop (Level B2/C1, 2 days)
19 Sep. + 27 Sep. 2020
deadline extended until 11 Sep. 2020  
School Entrepreneurship:
Unternehmerisches Denken und Handeln - Wege in die Selbstständigkeit

GERMAN, summer school
postponed due to coronavirus  will be offered again in 2021  
Good Scientific Practice
ENGLISH, Live Webinar (Level B2/C1, 3 dates, each half-days)
26 Oct. + 27 Oct. +
30 Oct. 2020
11 Sep. 2020;

Erfolgsmodell DU - Traumjobs werden häufiger geschaffen als gefunden!
GERMAN, Live Webinar (3 dates, each half-days)
20 Nov. + 21 Nov. +
28 Nov. 2020
16 Oct. 2020

Registration now closed for:

Title Last date Comments
School Entrepreneurship: 
Unternehmerisches Denken und Handeln - Wege in die Selbstständigkeit

GERMAN, summer school  
16 Sep. until 20 Sep. 2019will be offered again in 2021  
Image Processing and Analysis for Scientific Publications 
ENGLISH, live-webinar (New: 3,5 days, including a Call4Help Session on day 4 in order to solve participant specific challenges in image analysis)  
01 Sep. 2020 - 
04 Sep. 2020  
  will be offered again in 2021    
Meine Zukunft Existenzgründung?! 
GERMAN, online seminar; will be held as a live-webinar!
16 Jun. + 17 Jun. 2020 will be offered again in 2021  
Patent Law in Natural Sciences
ENGLISH seminar (Level B2/C1; 4 four half days each afternoon)  
28 Feb. plus Mar., 06th, 13th,                   and 20th, 2020  will be offered again in 2021  
GMP kompakt: Einführung GMP (Good Manufacturing Practice)
GERMAN seminar (1 day plus final examination)  
postponed due to coronaviruswill presumably be offered again in winter term 2020/21
GMP-Kurs: Good Manufacturing Practice 
GERMAN course (5 days plus online final test)  
24 Feb.  until 28 Feb. 2020;
online test: 
01 Mar. 2020, starting 11:00  
will be offered again in 2022
Job-Bewerbungstraining mit Mock-Interviews
GERMAN, workshop (1 day plus 1/2 hour coaching on 2nd date)  
14 Feb. + 22 Feb. 2020  will be offered again in 2021  
Writing Papers and Theses in the Life Sciences
ENGLISH workshop (Level B2/C1, 1 day)
01 Feb. 2020 will be offered again in 2021
Berufseinstieg mit System: Das bin ich! Das biete ich! Dort will ich hin!
GERMAN, workshop (1,5 days)
31 Jan. + 08 Feb. 2020 will be offered again in 2021
Wie geht's weiter, Master? Berufseinstieg versus Promotion
A course for students of the Faculty of Natural Sciences, also recommended for doctoral students as a career information and networking event!
7 May 2019 will be included again for summer semester 2021
Einführung in QGIS
GERMAN, workshop
29 Aug. - 31 Aug. 2018 (all-day course every day) will be offered on demand for closed groups:
If you require this course, please contact GRANAT by September 2020 when you require the course in 2021! 
Communication Skills for International Conferences and Meetings
ENGLISH (Level C2), intense coaching workshop
9 Jun. - 24 Jun. 2017

will again be included in the GRANAT programme for closed groups on demand:
If you require this course, please register with GRANAT by October 2020 when you require the course in 2021!