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 winter semester 2020/21. 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
GLP-Intensivtraining: Good Laboratory Practice
GERMAN, online course (2 days, additional online assessment)
18 Mar. + 19 Mar. + 21 Mar. 202107 Mar. 2021
GMP kompakt: Einführung GMP (Good Manufacturing Practice)
GERMAN online seminar (1 day plus final examination) 
12 Apr. + 14 Apr. 2021Course is booked out
Patent Law in the Natural Sciences
ENGLISH, online seminar (Level B2/C1; 4 four half days each afternoon)  
16 Apr. + 23 Apr. + 30 Apr. + 07 May 202109 Apr. 2021
Writing Papers and Theses in the Life Sciences
ENGLISH, online workshop (Level B2/C1, 2 dates)
22 Apr. + 24 Apr. 2021 08 Apr. 2021
Gender & Diversity Day 2021
hybrid German/English, online dialogue and exchange forum 
19.05.202112 May 2021

Meine Zukunft Existenzgründung?! 
GERMAN, online seminar  (2 dates: twice half day, starting in the afternoon each)

15 Jun. + 16 Jun. 2021 31 May 2021
Effective Academic Posters: Concept, Design and Online-Presentation in Natural Sciences
ENGLISH, live online workshop (Level B2/C1, 2 days)
19 Jun. + 26 Jun. 202131 May 2021
Image Processing and Analysis for Scientific Publications 
ENGLISH, online live-workinar (New: 3,5 days, including a Call4Help Session on day 4 in order to solve participant specific challenges in image analysis)  
20 Jul. - 23 Jul. 2021 07 Jun. 2021
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) 
10 Sep. + 13 Sep. until 17 Sep. + 20 Sep. + 21 Sep. 2021 09 Aug. 2021


Registration now closed for:

Title Last date Comments
Erfolgsmodell DU - Traumjobs werden häufiger geschaffen als gefunden!
GERMAN, Live Webinar (3 dates, each half-days)
20 Nov. + 21 Nov. +
28 Nov. 2020
will be offered again in 2021  
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
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
Good Scientific Practice
ENGLISH, Live Webinar (Level B2/C1, 3 dates, each half-days)
cancelled: 26 Oct. + 27 Oct. +
30 Oct. 2020
will be offered on demand for closed groups:
If you require this course, please contact GRANAT asap when you require the course in 2022!
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 Dectember 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!

Job-Bewerbungstraining mit Mock-Interviews
GERMAN, online workshop (3 dates: twice half day, plus 1/2 hour coaching on 3rd date) 
11 Mar. + 12 Mar. +
20 Mar. 2021
will be offered again in 2022