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, some GRANAT courses will still be held online in the summer semester 2022. 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
Image Processing and Analysis for Scientific Publications 
ENGLISH, online live-workinar (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
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)
09 Sep. + 12 Sep. until 16 Sep. + 19 Sep. + 20 Sep. 2022 08 Aug. 2022
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)
07 Oct. 2022
(if online + 14 Oct. 2022)
25 Aug. 2022
Erfolgsmodell DU - Traumjobs werden häufiger geschaffen als gefunden!
German, OnCampus-Workshop (12 hours, 2 dates: Fr afternoons from 13:30, Sa all day
Due to the pandemic, an online workshop is possible(3 dates, half days)
25 Nov. + 26 Nov. 2022
(if online + 03 Dec. 2022)
15 Oct. 2022


Registration now closed for:

Title (Last) date Comments
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
will be offered again in 2023
Good Scientific Practice
ENGLISH, Online Workshop (Level B2/C1, 2 dates)
20 Jan. + 21 Jan. 2022 will be offered again in 2023
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
Registration closed for 2022
GMP "Good Manufacturing Practise" Basic Course
ENGLISH online course (5 days plus final test for certificate)
07 Mar. - 11 Mar. + 16 Mar. 2022 Registration closed for 2022
GMP kompakt: Einführung GMP (Good Manufacturing Practice)
GERMAN online seminar (1 day plus final examination)
28 Mar. + 30 Mar. 2022 Registration closed for 2022
GMP-Kurs: Good Manufacturing Practice 
GERMAN online course (5 days plus online final test) 
04 Apr. - 08 Apr. + 13 Apr. 2022 Registration closed for 2022
Berufseinstieg mit System: Das bin ich! Das biete ich! Dort will ich hin!
GERMAN, workshop (1,5 days)
06 May + 14 May 2022 Registration closed for 2022
Gender & Diversity Day 2022
GERMAN, online dialogue and exchange forum
16 May 2022 Registration closed for 2022
Meine Zukunft Existenzgründung?! 
GERMAN, online seminar  (2 dates: twice half day, starting in the afternoon each)
14 Jun. + 15 Jun. 2022 Registration closed for 2022

GLP-Intensivtraining: Good Laboratory Practice (GLP)
GERMAN, Online-course (2 days and one online exam)

not offered in 2022 will be offered again in 2023
Effective Academic Posters: Concept, Design and Presentation in Natural Sciences 
ENGLISH Live online workshop plus online poster-pitch-training (Level B2/C1, 2 dates)
not offered in 2022 will be offered on demand for closed groups:
If you require this course, please contact  GRANAT by December 2022 when you require the course in 2023!
Einführung in QGIS
GERMAN, workshop
not offered in 2022 will be offered on demand for closed groups:
If you require this course, please contact  GRANAT by December 2022 when you require the course in 2023! 
Communication Skills for International Conferences and Meetings
ENGLISH (Level C2), intense coaching workshop
not offered in 2022 will again be included in the GRANAT programme for closed groups on demand:
If you require this course, please register with  GRANAT by October 2022 when you require the course in 2023!