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Finding Your Way at Philipps-Universität Marburg! How to Settle in, Feel at Home and Thrive at Work – A Workshop for International Researchers


25. November 2024 09:00 – 25. November 2024 16:00
26. November 2024 09:00 – 26. November 2024 16:00
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Philipps-Universität Marburg, MARA, F|05, Deutschhausstraße 11+13, Seminar room 01.0010

Event language: English

Moving to a new country to take up an academic position can seem daunting at first – you want to get off to a good start with your research but so much is new and different and there seems to be so much admin to manage! 
On top of that, being away from your normal support networks can often make things seem even harder – especially if there’s a language barrier! That’s where we can step in to help you with this informative yet fun and interactive two-day package full of helpful information, tips and strategies for success in Germany. 
You can learn about the academic system here in Germany, what’s expected of you in the workplace, what are the cultural norms as well as the unwritten rules to be aware of. There will be plenty of chance to ask questions and voice your concerns, gain vital insights, as well as lots of opportunity to meet and share experiences with people in a similar position to you from all over the world. You might even build up a lasting network to stay in touch with for your time here in Marburg (and beyond).

Qualification Outcomes

In this workshop you will

  • learn the vital facts about the German academic system,
  • get practical tips and advice for surviving and thriving in Germany,
  • gain key insights into cultural norms and values in Germany, and
  • have the opportunity to interact and build relationships with other international scholars.


Group work, peer/trainer feedback, and bonding activities. The atmosphere is considerate to all issues of diversity and inclusion.


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


November 25, 2024, 9 am–4 pm
November 26, 2024, 9 am–4 pm

Target group

Doctoral candidates and postdocs from abroad, who recently came to Marburg


Maximum number of 18  participants
Free of charge


Please register until November 11, 2024 using the online registration form.


Dr. Philippa Cook

Event Organizer

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