Continuing education & further qualification for junior scholars

This page provides information on workshops and trainings for doctoral candidates and postdocs. The courses and events listed here are just some of the continuing education offers provided by a range of organizational units at TU Berlin. It is not possible to register via CJS' Office for Doctoral and Postdoctoral Service. Please register directly with the organizer of the event.

Not all courses are open to all doctoral candidates at TU Berlin. Please check carefully to see which are available for you.

The broadest variety of workshops and courses is offered by the Center for Scientific Continuing Education and Cooperation. You will find up to a hundred courses per year, which are free for all scientific employees and registered doctoral candidates of TU Berlin, and possibly all doctoral candidates of the Berlin University Alliance.

The courses offered by the Staff Development and Continuing Education branch of the human ressources department are open to all employees of TU Berlin. START is a program for the next generation of management offering intensive seminars for postdocs and for those commencing a new managerial career in the areas of science and administration.

The Centre for Entrepreneurship has a number of individual offers for doctoral candidates who are interested in marketing a product or setting up their own business.

As a doctoral candidate at TU Berlin you can also, as part of an initiative of the Berlin University Alliance, take advantage of courses offered by the Dahlem Research School (at Freie Universität) and the Humboldt Graduate School (Humboldt Universität) – please follow the links provided and contact the relevant institute about participating in a program:


Informationsessions of the Center for Junior Scholars

We offer information events on topics related to the doctoral and postdoctoral phases on an annual or biannual basis and organize introductory events for new doctoral students together with the faculties. Follow this link to get to the events.

ZEWK - Overall Programme

The complete programme of the Centre for Scientific Continuing Education and Cooperation (ZEWK) is now online. You can also find an overview of all ZEWK courses in English here.

Berlin Graduate Studies Program

The Berlin University Alliance has set itself the goal of improving the conditions for all doctoral students of the four alliance partners. The Excellence Alliance offers all doctoral students of the four partner institutions a comprehensive qualification programme that reflects the different phases of a doctorate. The programme includes five core events and numerous workshops, coaching and mentoring opportunities.

Writing Courses

When it comes to academic writing, it is often not easy to get off to a good start or you lose momentum halfway through.
BUA as well as other institutions, such as the Staatsbibliothek, therefore offer practical help in the form of workshops or virtual meetings.

Mental Health und Selbstmanagement

In order to develop and maintain healthy work and life habits, it is important to focus on personal mental health from time to time, but it is also useful to learn new strategies in self-management.


November 2023

01.11.2023DEPublizieren in den GeisteswissenschaftenBUA
02.11.2023ENGrant Proposal WritingBUA
06.11.2023ENHow to Secure External Funding I. Introduction to the National Research Funding Landscape (FM II-2)ZEWK
06.11.2023ENPaid to research: Preparing successful funding applicationsBUA
08.11.2023DEBefristungsrecht in der WissenschaftCJS
08.11.2023DE(Gender-)Bias und Stereotype - Eine Weiterbildung für BerufungskommissionenKfG
08.11.2023ENCrisis Management - Resilience and Inner Stability During my DoctorateBUA
10.11.2023DEWalter Benjamin-ProgrammDFG
10.11.2023DEWissenschaftsmanagement als Beruf? Arbeitswelt und EinstiegsoptionenBUA
13.11.2023ENSetting yourself apart from the rest: Tips and tricks for your article submissionZEWK
15.11.2023DEDual-Use in internationalen WissenschaftskooperationenDAAD
15.11.2023ENGo International - Mobilitätsoptionen für Promovierende und PostdocsCJS
16.11.2023ENERC Information Session for Female Researchers (online)BUA
17.11.2023DEUAS7-Roadshow "Wege zu einer Professur an einer Hochschule für Angewandte Wissenschaften"HWR
20.11.2023DEPromotion – und dann? Profilentwicklung für den außeruniversitären ArbeitsmarktZEWK
22.11.2023ENGlobal Horizons: An Insider’s Guide to International Academic MobilityCircle U.
22.11.2023ENResearch Data ManagementBUA
23.11.2023DEGute wissenschaftliche Praxis – wissenschaftliche Integrität sichern (FM I-1)ZEWK
23.11.2023ENExcellent international presentations in scienceZEWK
23.11.2023DE„Gut gebrüllt!“ Präsentationstraining für Postdoktorand*innenBUA
23.11.2023ENMake the Most of Your Online ApplicationBUA
24.11.2023ENGood Scientific Practice (Social Sciences & Humanities)BUA
27.11.2023ENGetting my thesis done - Success in your doctorate III (FM VI-3)ZEWK
27.11.2023DEDeep Reading digital – Effizienter lesen am Bildschirm!ZEWK
27.11.2023ENIntercultural Challenges for Visiting Scholars at TU Berlin (LM 13B)ZEWK
27.11.2023ENERC Starting & Consolidator Grants Info Session (online)BUA
27.11.2023ENResearch Ethics: But I just want to do my research!BUA
28.11.2023ENPreparing the defense - Success in your doctorate IV (FM VI-4)ZEWK
29.11.2023ENStarting Your Project With Success: Project ManagementBUA
30.11.2023ENAcademics Abroad: Resilience in International TransitionBUA

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