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Project Management for Scientists – Online Course


13. April 2021 09:00 – 14. April 2021 17:00


The aim of this course is to convey methodical knowledge of effective project planning and project implementation in an academic environment. This highly interactive workshop will give you an opportunity to build your understanding, skills, and confidence in project management and trains you to

  • consider alternative perspectives (from your supervisor, coworkers, etc.),
  • understand system dynamics and the complexity of issues and actors, and
  • work towards constructive outcomes through collaborative processes in science.

Intended Learning Outcomes

  • You will be able to apply project management tools, such as PISPAR, and define SMART goals.
  • You will be able to plan one of the most important projects: your career!
  • You will be familiar with techniques in self- and time management.
  • You will understand roles, functions, and responsibilities in teams.
  • You will know how to integrate an intercultural dimension into your interdisciplinary research and work.
  • You will be able to communicate effectively in your management processes (e. g., by giving feedback, engaging in active listening).

Didactic Methods

Interactive lectures, Q&A sessions, single and group work on your actual projects, simulations, activities, and games


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 microphone), possibly a webcam plus a stable Internet connection.

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


April 13, 2021, 9 am–5 pm, and
April 14, 2021, 9 am–5 pm

Target group

Doctoral candidates and postdocs from all disciplines


Maximum number of 12 participants
Internal 50 EUR
External 150 EUR


At , deadline March 29, 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. Alexander Schiller,

Event Organizer

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