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Current Courses

Joern Fischer

Writing a journal article (Dr. phil / Dr. rer. pol. / Dr. rer. nat)


UPDATE OCT 2021: AT THIS POINT, WE PLAN TO TEACH THIS CLASS ON CAMPUS. PLEASE CHECK YOUR EMAIL AND THIS WEBSITE FOR POSSIBLE UPDATES AND CHANGES!

Positioning yourself for an academic career requires publishing in international, peer-reviewed journals. This block course is intended to help you develop the skills to prepare an article for an international journal. There will be a mixture of activities, including a minimum of ‘lecturing’, but mostly a range of interactive exercises. Some of the themes covered will include (i) structuring a paper, (ii) structuring a paragraph, (iii) writing concise sentences, (iv) matching word count and content, (v) writing an informative abstract, (vi) writing a cover letter to a journal, and (vii) dealing with revisions and rejections. The course is offered in two sessions of two and three days respectively. The sessions are placed a few days apart to give students the opportunity to improve a piece of their writing (which they are working on anyway) in the break between sessions, on the basis of what they have learnt in the first session.

The course will draw on examples from the natural sciences and social sciences, with an emphasis on sustainability-related topics. However, similar writing principles apply to other disciplines, and students from all faculties are encouraged to apply.

All communication related to the course will be in English.

Sustainability Science


Sustainable use of Earth’s resources in a time of global change is one of the central challenges for humanity in the 21st century. This seminar will be a mixture of lectures and discussion sessions to introduce key issues related to sustainability science for Masters students in this topic. Beginning with an overview of the existing theoretical foundations of sustainability science and research, the seminar deals with the historical development, current challenges and future potential of this research field. Key aspects include an examination of social-ecological systems, sustainable development, and global change. The interaction of disciplinary, interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary research in sustainability science and the fundamentals of a problem- and solution-oriented research field are also discussed.

Ziel: This course is specifically designed for (primarily first year) Masters students in Sustainability Science, and will cover a wide range of topics, thereby providing a general entry to the growing arena of sustainability science. By the end of the course, students will have a clear conceptual understanding of the background and purpose of sustainability science, including the analysis of social-ecological systems, and its context in global society.

Colloquium Social-ecological system research


Das Kolloquium wird inhaltlich verschiedene Methoden, Ansätze und Ergebnisse sozial-ökologischer Forschung behandeln und unterschiedliche Formate anbieten: Studierende präsentieren ihre Forschungsvorhaben und/ oder Ergebnisse, die dann mit den Betreuuenden und anderen Forschern diskutiert werden können

Ziel: Ziel der Veranstaltung ist ein Austausch zwischen den Forschenden und Promovierenden, aber auch eine Präsentation des Promotionsvorhabens und eine Reflexion über die Fortschritte der Promotion

Further information about courses you will find in our academic portal myStudy.

Current Courses

Dr Maraja Riechers

Colloquium Social-ecological system research


Das Kolloquium wird inhaltlich verschiedene Methoden, Ansätze und Ergebnisse sozial-ökologischer Forschung behandeln und unterschiedliche Formate anbieten: Studierende präsentieren ihre Forschungsvorhaben und/ oder Ergebnisse, die dann mit den Betreuuenden und anderen Forschern diskutiert werden können

Ziel: Ziel der Veranstaltung ist ein Austausch zwischen den Forschenden und Promovierenden, aber auch eine Präsentation des Promotionsvorhabens und eine Reflexion über die Fortschritte der Promotion

Further information about courses you will find in our academic portal myStudy.