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Karlsruhe House of Young Scientists (KHYS)

Straße am Forum 3
76131 Karlsruhe

Tel:  +49 (0)721 608-46185
Fax: +49 (0)721 608-46222

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Science Compass. An introduction to the German Academic System for international doctoral researchers.
07.06.2019, 09:00 - 16:00
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
Bldg. 30.96, Seminar room 006

Understanding the German Academic System is key to a successful accomplishment of a PhD at German universities, including the KIT. Since your assumptions about the nature of communication and collaboration within a German university might differ from the related expectations of your supervisor, colleagues and students, knowledge about such cultural aspects will thus greatly contribute to your successful completion of tasks in research and teaching at KIT.

The goal of this workshop is thus to provide you with an understanding of academic traditions, requirements and expectations in German academic research and supervision. As a consequence, you will gain more confidence and reduce potential misunderstandings in conducting your work. Furthermore, this workshop will help to draw a clear picture about structures and career paths within German academia.


Content of the workshop:

  • The German Higher Education System: traditions, rules and structures
  • A PhD in Germany: phases, formalities, milestones
  • Teaching and Learning cultures in the German academic system
  • Supervision and bilateral expectations in research and teaching
  • Typical pitfalls in intercultural academic collaboration



  • Knowledge transfer
  • Single / group work
  • Reflection units


Learning Outcome:

  • Insight in structures, traditions and hidden rules in German Academia
  • Overview about requirements for a successful accomplishment of a PhD in Germany
  • Clearer picture about supervision and expectations in research


This workshop is open to doctoral and postdoctoral researchers at KIT who are KHYS members.


The workshop will be held in English.

Kosten/ Zahlungsweise For KHYS members this workshop is free of charge.
Dr. Christine Issa, SAMINWORLD oHG
Dr. Stefan Götze
Karlsruhe House of Young Scientists (KHYS)
Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT)
Straße am Forum 3
76131 Karlsruhe
Tel: +49 721 608-46186
Fax: +49 721 608-46222
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