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Curriculum

Course program

The educational program of the IMPRS-gBGC consists of courses related to global biogeochemical cycles, transferable skill courses, outreach activities and other scientific activities. Doctoral researchers must attend the mandatory overview course, two of four core courses, as well as skill and elective courses that are special to the IMPRS-gBGC member’s interests in the section 'Courses related to global biogeochemical cycles'. The elective course(s) may include offerings such as special summer research schools or offerings at outside Universities and must be approved by the PhD advisory committee. Transferable courses are offered inside and outside the IMPRS-gBGC. According to the ECTS minimum 1 credit point (CP) has to be achieved in transferable skill courses. The course 'Rules of good scientific practice' is mandatory for doctoral researchers of the IMPRS-gBGC. Credited outreach activities are presentations at international conferences, publications in an international peer-reviewed journal and public outreach. In addition, doctoral researchers will be required to make a three month foreign research visit (other scientific activity).

Interactive world map which give the countries where PhD researchers spend their three month research visit, as of November 2018

 

In the course of the three-year doctoral program, a minimum of 20 CP has to be achieved. Doctoral researchers are asked to list their activities using the template.

  • All courses offered and organized by the IMPRS-gBGC are listed in the table below.
  • Detailed information on upcoming courses are announced on the home page and by email.
  • See here for an overview and further information of past courses (as of June 2016).
  • Further scientific and non-scientific exchange opportunities are listed here.
 

+++Biogeochem. Cycles in the Earth System - an overview+++

  • Biogeochemical Cycles in the Earth System
by: Martin Heimann, Susan Trumbore, Markus Reichstein
dates: Nov/Dec 2018; Nov/Dec 2017; Nov/Dec 2016; Nov 2015; Jun 2014; Feb 2013; Feb 2012; Dec 2010

+++ Core course +++

  • Atmosphere, Oceans and Land
Christoph Gerbig
dates: Winter 2020; Feb-Mar 2018; Feb-Mar 2016; Jan 2014; May 2011
  • Terrestial Biosphere
Susan Trumbore
dates: Autumn 2019; Aug-Sep 2017; May 2015; July 2013
  • Soil, soil biology and soil hydrology
Beate Michalzik
dates: May 2019; May 2017; Mar 2015; July 2013; May 2011
  • Paleoclimate
Peter Frenzel
dates: Nov/Dec 2018; Aug 2018; Oct 2014; Mar 2012

+++ Skill courses +++

  • Applied statistics and data analysis - Part 1
Jens Schumacher
dates: fall 2020; Sep 2017; Sep 2015; Oct 2013; Mar 2011
  • Applied statistics and data analysis - Part 2
Miguel Mahecha, Reik Donner, Martin Jung, Fabian Gans, Markus Reichstein
dates: fall 2020; Jan 2018; Sep 2016; Nov 2013; Mar 2011
  • Analytical techniques
several faculty members and colleagues
dates: on demand; Sep-Oct 2016; Apr 2013
  • Earth Observation techniques
Christiane Schmullius
dates: on demand; Sep 2018; Oct 2014; Feb 2011
  • Modelling & numerical techniques
Carlos Sierra, Axel Kleidon
dates: Nov 2018; Autumn 2015; Autumn 2013
  • R - The basics
Guido Kraemer, Fabian Gans, Sven Boese, ...
dates: Feb 2019; Apr 2018; Apr 2017; May 2016; Mar 2015; Oct 2014; Oct 2013; Apr 2012
  • R - Advanced modules
Thomas Wutzler, Fabian Gans, ...
dates: on demand; Jun 2018; Spring 2015; Spring 2012
  • Python
Jacob Nelson, Sujan Koirala
dates: Nov 2018; Mar 2017; Spring 2016
  • Climate policy
Andreas Freytag, Leo Wangler, Michael Hüttner
dates: Nov 2011
  • Nitrogen in the Earth System
James Galloway, Ernst-Detlef Schulze, Sönke Zaehle, ...
dates: Feb 2013
  • Radiocarbon
Susan Trumbore, Carlos Sierra
dates: Sep 2017; July 2012; Nov 2011

+++ Transferable skill course +++

  • Scientific Writing
dates: Mar 2019; Mar 2018; Mar 2017; Oct 2016; Oct 2015; Jun 2014; Nov 2013; Apr 2013; Oct 2012
  • Data visualization
dates: Nov/Dec 2019; Dec 2018; Dec 2017; Dec 2016; Dec 2015; Nov 2014; Nov 2013
  • Presentation skills
dates: on demand; Oct 2017; May 2013; May 2012; Nov 2011
  • Poster presentation
dates: on demand; Sep 2014
  • Self- and Time Management, How to Finish your PhD or the Dark Side of Science
dates: Dec 2019; Oct 2018; Apr 2018; Sep 2016; Apr 2014; Nov 2012; Feb 2012
  • Grant Proposal Writing
dates: fall 2019; Sep 2018; Mar 2017; Mar 2016; Dec 2012
  • Rules of Good Scientific Practice
dates: Jan 2019; Jan 2018; Mar 2017; Feb 2016; Mar 2015; Jan 2014; Apr 2011
  • Leadership and management skills
dates: on demand; Nov 2017; Feb 2015
  • Project management
dates: on demand; Nov 2018; Sep 2016
  • Communication skills or Conflict Management
dates: Sep 2019; May 2016; Jan 2016
  • PR & media workshop
dates: 2019; May 2017; Jan 2016; 2019
  • Career planning workshop
dates: May 2019; May 2018; Jun 2017; Nov 2016; Nov 2015
  • Scientists Need More
dates: on demand; May 2014


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