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Due to current circumstances, the centre for Young Scientists will remain closed for the public until further notice.

Currently planned workshops will be suspended for the time being, participants will be informed accordingly by e-mail. The training programs for the summer term 2020 will be published in the middle of April at the earliest.

If you have any questions, please contact us by telephone or e-mail

Thank you very much for your understanding!

Training Programs

The Centre for Young Scientists offers a wide range of training opportunities for young researchers as well as interdisciplinary workshops leading to additional qualifications.

Our main aim is to pursue the concept of lifelong learning by supporting young academics in their personal development at the start of their careers. Doctoral candidates and postdocs are empowered to transfer and apply the contents of key and leadership competences in other current and prospective fields.

Our training programme support young scientists in completing their doctorate. Furthermore, courses to acquire key competencies which are necessary both for an academic and non-academic career are offered. The programme is complemented by seminars which provide international research competencies to prepare for working in international scientific and academic communities.

The courses are aimed at doctoral candidates, postdocs, habilitands and junior professors at the TU Chemnitz.


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Für eine erfolgreiche Planung und Durchführung vom Einzelprojekt bis hin zu koordinierten Forschungsprojekten wie bspw. DFG-Graduiertenkollegs, SFBs, BMBF-Verbundprojekten, EU-Verbundprojekten oder Kooperationen mit außeruniversitären Partnern wie Unternehmen, KMU oder öffentlichen Einrichtungen bedarf es spezieller Kenntnisse des Projektmanagements in der Wissenschaft.

Die Anforderungen an die Koordination solcher Verbünde sind entsprechend hoch: die Koordinatorin oder der Koordinator muss nicht nur strategisch planen und die administrative Projektsteuerung beherrschen, sondern zudem Bedingungen schaffen, unter denen sich die Projektbeteiligten konstruktiv einbringen können.

Lernziele

  • Spezielle Aspekte des klassischen und agilen Projektmanagements in der Wissenschaft kennenlernen
  • Erwerb von vertieftem anwendungsbezogenen Wissen und Tools für die Koordination und Leitung von Forschungsprojekten (Einzel- und Verbundvorhaben)
  • Wechsel und Einnehmen der versch. Perspektiven aller am Projekt Beteiligten (vom Sachbearbeiter bis zur Professorin)
  • Effizientes und erfolgreiches Projektmanagement durch Strukturierung
  • Situationsangemessene Auswahl der jeweils passenden Tools aus dem klassischen und agilen Projektmanagement

Die Kurssprache ist Deutsch.


Date: 12. & 13.03.2020 | 09.00 - 16.30 Uhr
Lecturer: Dr. Christina Ada Anders
Location: TU Chemnitz, Straße der Nationen 62, Raum 202
OPAL-Link: ABGESAGT - Projektmanagement in der Wissenschaft

Registration for this workshop is no longer possible. The workshop has already started.

Between 30 and 50 % of all PhD students in Germany do not finish their doctoral theses. There are many reasons for that, but most of them can be eliminated: if you have done a master’s or similar degree with good results you will be able to finish a PhD too.

In this workshop you will learn how to focus as early as possible on finishing your PhD. The workshop covers the following topics:

  • How to define and set goals and how to do self-management
  • How to deal with different requirements at the same time: research, publishing, guiding MA-students etc.
  • How to motivate yourself and how to deal with demotivation
  • How to structure work and writing process
  • How to deal with writer’s bloc
  • How to work with your supervisor
  • Science myths demystified
  • Relevant regulations you need to know

The workshop is suitable for PhD-students of all years and will be held in English.


Date: 23.03.2020 | 09.00 - 17.00 Uhr
Lecturer: Dr. Matthias Zach
Location: TU Chemnitz, Straße der Nationen 62, Raum NN
OPAL-Link: ABGESAGT/CANCELLED - Finish it! How to finalize your dissertation and how to focus on finishing right from the beginning

Registration for this workshop is no longer possible. The workshop has already started.

Project management has been proven to be the most effective method in business and scientific work. This intensive and hands-on course gives you the skills to ensure your actual and prospective projects. You will gain a strong working knowledge of the basics of project management and be able to immediately use that knowledge to effectively manage work projects. At the end, you will be able to identify and manage the product scope, build a work breakdown structure, create a project plan, define and allocate resources, manage the project development, identify and manage risks, and understand the project procurement process.

 

Content:

  • Basics of project management,
  • Role players in scientific and professional projects,
  • Risk factors,
  • Structuring, planing and realization of projects,
  • Tools and methods.

 


Date: 15.&16.04.2020 | 09.30 - 17.00 Uhr
Lecturer: Sandro Freudenberg
Location: TU Chemnitz, Straße der Nationen 62, Raum 131
OPAL-Link: ABGESAGT/CANCELLED - Professional Project Management in Science - Basics and Application

Registration for this workshop is no longer possible. The workshop has already started.

Your research topic seems too difficult to communicate to laypersons? Presenting in front of an audience gives you stage-fright? Or you simply want to further your skills in how to communicate your research topic to a broader public? Then this workshop is for you! We start Day 1 by looking at the current science communication landscape, discuss best-practice examples and work on texts for digital communication. Day 2 focuses on your individual research projects and lets you practice presenting skills, with the opportunity for feedback from the trainer and your peers. We will also create science stories in groups of 3-4 people.

This 1,5-day workshop strives to enable you to present your research topic in a variety of academic and non-academic situations. It gives you opportunities to try out some „golden rules“ for effective communication and develop your own solutions in the three exercise sessions: „Write it!“ – „Tell it!“ – „Pitch it!“ In the exercises we will take a close look at how to write for webtexts, social and digital media. We will learn how to think visually and create storyboards for your research topic which you can use in scientific short presentations, such as Science Pitches.

This workshop is specifically designed for PhD candidates at the end of their dissertation project and for Postdocs.

The workshop will be held in English.


Date: 23.04.2020 | 13.00 - 17.00 Uhr & 24.04.2020 | 09.00 - 17.00 Uhr
Lecturer: Nadine Lux
Location: TU Chemnitz, Straße der Nationen 62, Raum 202
OPAL-Link: ABGESAGT/CANCELLED - Communicating Science to the Public: Write, Tell & Pitch your research

Registration for this workshop is no longer possible. The workshop has already started.

Teamentwicklung und Teamarbeit gehören zu den wichtigsten Aufgaben von Team- und ProjektleiterInnen. Sie sind die Grundlage für ein erfolgreiches Ergebnis eines Teams und (Hochschul)Projekts. Es gilt, die Stärken der einzelnen Teammitglieder zu erkennen und zu fördern, Hindernisse, Egoismen, Eigeninteressen Einzelner weitgehend auszuschalten und somit aus vielen „Solisten" ein harmonisch agierendes „Ensemble" zu formen und dies zu steuern.

NachwuchswissenschaftlerInnen mit Projekt- oder Teamverantwortung müssen sich mit den verschiedenen Phasen der Teamentwicklung auskennen, die Kommunikation im Team beobachten, steuern und effiziente Formen der Teamarbeit erarbeiten. Hierzu zählt neben dem Diversity-Aspekt die Kenntnis über Teamrollen ebenso wie das Wissen über Teamdynamiken in den jeweiligen Phasen des Zusammenwachsens. In einem Teamprozess Konflikte zu erkennen, zu bearbeiten und zu lösen, gehört ebenso zu den Aufgaben von TeamleiterInnen wie die eigene Auseinandersetzung mit der Leitungsrolle, dem Selbstverständnis von Führung, mit der eigenen Konflikt- und Kritikfähigkeit sowie das Vermögen, die eigene Position im Teamgefüge  einzuordnen, zu analysieren und das Handeln darauf auszurichten.

Die Zusammenarbeit innerhalb eines Forschungsprojekts und an den Schnittstellen, erfordert von jedem Mitglied eines Projektteams eine hohe Bereitschaft, sich in das teamkollegiale Geschehen einzubringen. Eine Projektleitung muss erkennen können, wo sich Kommunikationsdefizite befinden, wo die Arbeit vorangeht und warum nicht, aber auch, wo die Grenzen der Teamarbeit liegen. Auch gilt es, einen für alle verbindlichen Umgang festzulegen und Regeln zu erarbeiten.


Date: 06.-07.05.2020 | 09.00-16.30 Uhr
Lecturer: Andrea Dufner
Location: TU Chemnitz, Straße der Nationen 62, Hauptbau, Raum 131
OPAL-Link: Teamentwicklung, Teamarbeit und Teamsteuerung

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It would be our pleasure to organise a workshop on your demand. Let us know which topic might be of interest and when the workshop should approximately take place. Ideally, you know five or six other participants interested in the workshop.

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