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Introduction to AI and Academic Writing – Event in presence

In this introductory seminar you will gain an in-depth insight into the opportunities that AI offers researchers.


13. June 2024 09:00 – 13. June 2024 16:00
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Philipps-Universität Marburg, MARA, F|05, Deutschhausstraße 11+13, Seminar room 01.0010

Event language: English

The seminar is dedicated to the increasingly important role of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in academic research and writing.

In this introductory seminar you will gain an in-depth insight into the opportunities that AI offers researchers. The workshop content is split into two parts, one covering the use of ChatGPT and prompt engineering, and the second covering the use of other academic AI tools. We will explore both the many benefits and challenges of using AI. In particular, this includes creative support in the conception and formulation of scientific papers. In addition to the opportunities, we will also look at the ethical aspects and risks associated with the use of AI. This includes questions of copyright and the authenticity of research results. 

The aim of the seminar is to provide you with practical knowledge and skills so that you can use AI as an effective tool in your day-to-day research. Through interactive elements, such as case studies and group discussions, you will have the opportunity to interact directly with the content and discuss individual questions.

Intended Learning Outcomes 

After the workshop, you will 

  • Be able to recognize the benefits of Artificial Intelligence in academic writing and to use different AI tools effectively.
  • Have gained knowledge about the different possibilities of ChatGPT. 
  • Be able to use AI for brainstorming and idea generation in academic contexts.
  • Be aware of and evaluate ethical concerns and potential risks of AI use in publishing.
  • Be encouraged to conduct critical discussions about the future role of AI in academia.

Didactic Methods 

(Short) keynote speeches and input from the trainer, disscussions, group exercises


Please bring your own laptop, preferably with your own ChatGPT account. 

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


June 13, 2024, 9 am–4 pm

Target group

Postdocs from all disciplines


Maximum number of 12 participants
Internal 25 EUR
External 75 EUR


Please register until May 30, 2024 using the online registration form.

Please note that your registration is binding. You may cancel your registration up to twelve days before the course begins without providing specific reasons. Thereafter, you will be required to pay the attendance fee even if you do not attend the course.

Please note that you need to register once in our database to use MARA offers.


Dimitra Lountzi

Event Organizer

MArburg University Research Academy (MARA)
Program for Postdocs