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
Job-Bewerbungstraining mit Mock-Interviews
GERMAN, online workshop (3 dates: twice half day, plus 1/2 hour coaching
on 3rd date) 
13  Jan. + 14 Jan. +
22 Jan. 2022
14 Dec. 2021
Good Scientific Practice
ENGLISH, Online Workshop (Level B2/C1, 2 dates)
20 Jan. + 21 Jan. 202210 Dec. 2021
Patent Law in the Natural Sciences
ENGLISH, online seminar (Level B2/C1; 4 four half days each afternoon)
25 Feb. + 04 Mar. + 11 Mar.
+ 18 Mar. 2022
28 Jan. 2022
GMP "Good Manufacturing Practise" Basic Course
ENGLISH online course (5 days plus final test for certificate)
07 Mar. - 11 Mar. + 16 Mar. 2022 24. Feb. 2022
GMP kompakt: Einführung GMP (Good Manufacturing Practice)
GERMAN online seminar (1 day plus final examination)
28 Mar. + 30 Mar. 2022 14 Mar. 2022
GMP-Kurs: Good Manufacturing Practice 
GERMAN course (5 days plus online final test)  
04 Apr. - 08 Apr. + 13 Apr. 2022 24 Mar. 2022
Berufseinstieg mit System: Das bin ich! Das biete ich! Dort will ich hin!
GERMAN, workshop (1,5 days)
06 May + 14 May 2022 25 Mar. 2022

Registration now closed for:

Title Last date Comments
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 2021 when you require the course in 2022! 
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 2021 when you require the course in 2022!

Writing Papers and Theses in the Life Sciences
ENGLISH, online workshop (Level B2/C1, 2 dates)
29 Apr. + 30 Apr. 202218 Mar. 2022
Meine Zukunft Existenzgründung?! 
GERMAN, online seminar  (2 dates: twice half day, starting in the afternoon each)
14 Jun. + 15 Jun. 2022 30 May 2022
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)
19 Jul. - 22 Jul. 2022 28 Jun. 2022
Gender & Diversity Day 2021
hybrid German/English, online dialogue and exchange forum 
19 May 2021 will be offered again in 2022
Effective Academic Posters: Concept, Design and Online-Presentation in Natural Sciences
ENGLISH, live online workshop (Level B2/C1, 2 days)
19 Jun. + 26 Jun. 2021 will be offered again in 2022
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 will be offered again in 2022
Erfolgsmodell DU - Traumjobs werden häufiger geschaffen als gefunden!
GERMAN, Online-Workshop (3 dates, each half-days)
26 Nov. + 27 Nov. +
04 Dec. 2021
will be offered again in 2022