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Project Management for Scientists – Online Course


07. September 2021 09:00 – 07. September 2021 16:00
08. September 2021 09:00 – 08. September 2021 16:00


It is difficult to meet job expectations without having mastered at least basic project management skills — no matter whether you work in industry or in science and research. Project management skills are required in many different fields and will be helpful in organizing your own scientific project.

This workshop will introduce you to basic tools and concepts, including IT tools, and will do so employing case studies. It will further provide a glimpse of new trends like agile project management. During the whole workshop, participants will be actively involved and work on different tasks.

Intended Learning Outcomes

After the workshop participants will be able to

  • define what a project is and know how to approach it,
  • structure the tasks and plan the phases of a project,
  • develop a Gantt chart,
  • define aims, identify risks and stakeholders, and
  • use IT tools for planning and controlling a project and the related tasks.

Didactic Methods

Trainer input, plenary discussions, group work, individual work, presentations


To participate in the online course, you need a PC/laptop with a current browser (recommended: Chrome or Firefox) as well as a headset (or speakers and a microphone), a webcam, and a stable Internet connection. As the workshop will offer opportunities for exchange and communication, please make sure your camera and microphone are working and ready for use.

Proficiency in English at the B2 level of competency is required.


September 7, 2021, 9 am–4 pm, and
September 8, 2021, 9 am–4 pm

Target group

Doctoral candidates and postdocs from all disciplines


Maximum number of 14 participants
Internal 50 EUR
External 150 EUR


At , deadline August 23, 2021
We kindly ask you to confirm your registration to make it binding. You may cancel your registration up to twelve days before the beginning of the course without providing specific reasons. Thereafter, you will be required to pay the attendance fee even if you do not attend the course.


Dr. Jan Schmidt,

Event Organizer

MArburg University Research Academy (MARA)
Doctoral Program for Life and Natural Sciences