Continuing Education & Qualification

Different institutions at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU) offer continuing education and qualification measures to acquire skills beyond individual disciplines:

Campus Writing Workshops (in German only)
The Campus Writing Workshops offer to support teachers in integrating measures into their teaching and supervision which are suitable to teach scientific writing and academic integrity as well as collecting and deepening technical contents.

Career Perspectives for Postdocs
The project that is run by the Personnel Development Department assists postdocs in making decisions related to their careers. It also helps them expand their professional profiles beyond careers in academia. Not only can postdocs profit from their information and orientation offers, they can also make use of individual consultation and coaching services.

Internal University Continuing Education
The Internal University Continuing Education is a training and educational opportunities program focusing on leaders in academic management, administration and academia at nine universities in Rhineland-Palatinate, Hesse and Saarland. The program includes events on subjects like change competence for leaders, leadership in transformation, knowledge transfer, successful cooperation, lateral leadership etc.

Development Program for Managerial Staff (in German only)
JGU offers assistance to their managerial staff and junior managers that work in the fields of academia, science management and administration. This assistance comes in the form of a development program on the topic of management. The modular program is an opportunity for those who wish to reflect on their own leadership roles and also for individuals who would like to get to know and try out management tools.

Methodological workshops (ZSBH)
The methodological workshops by the Center for School, Education and Higher Education Research offer introductions to and practical courses on the practical application of research methods to all research associates, doctoral candidates and postdocs irrespective of their discipline.

Program for Young Female Academics (ProWeWin) (in German only)
The ProWeWin program addresses young female researchers who are in their advanced doctoral phase and female postdocs. The workshops are open to all disciplines and are developed in a way to promote the acquisition of research-related key qualifications according to different target groups.

Personnel Development Events on the Topics Science and Research (in German only)
The advanced training events on the topics science and research provide training courses on German and international research funding programs and the acquisition of third-party funds. The training courses and workshops are mainly aimed at postdocs and those who are in charge of acquiring and managing research funding.

Rhetoric and Didactics in teaching medicine
The focus of this seminar is on practicing rhetoric and didactics, as well as an exchange of experiences between postdoctoral lecturers. The postdoctoral lecturing qualification regulations of the faculty for Medicine require attendance at this seminar for a successful habilitation.

University Didactics Offer (in German only)
The University Didactics courses offered by the Evaluation Association of Institutes of Higher Education (Hochschulevaluierungsverbundes Südwest e.V.) are open to all lecturers at JGU. These workshops aim at teaching and deepening basic teaching skills and offer intensive individual advisory services (coaching). The qualification program can end with the Rhineland-Palatinate-Certificate.

WissKomm Academy

The WissKomm Academy focuses on the topic of science communication, highlighting different aspects. Among other things, the WissKomm Academy offers a certified seminar for researchers of all career levels and subjects working at a scientific institution in Rhineland-Palatinate to strengthen skills and competencies in the field of science communication.

Wokrshops of Rhein-Main Universities
In the framework of the Rhein-Main Universities Frankfurt, Mainz and Darmstadt, PhD students can participate in selected workshop offers of the partner universities.