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GAUSS secondary skill courses

From now on, GAUSS is going to offer skill courses for all PhD students within the graduate school. The plan is to increase the number of courses in the future and develop the program according to your wishes and needs.

As a beginning the following courses are available for all GAUSS PhD students:

Feel free to contact me or your student representatives if you have additional course ideas in mind. The only prerequisite is that the courses should be (theoretically) interesting for PhD students in all five GAUSS faculties (Chemistry, Biology/Psychology, Physiks, Mathematics/Informatics and Geosciences/Geography).

Please register for a course via email listed in each course description.

Allocation of course places
The participants are allocated to the courses in the timely order of their application (“first come, first serve”). All other applicants are enlisted in a waiting list. Two weeks before the course starts, free places are allocated according to the waiting list.
If the demand for a course is very strong, the graduate school will try to provide alternatives or additional courses.

Four weeks before the course starts, all course registrations are regarded as binding.
Planning and realising the key skill courses implies a great financial and organisational effort. We can only maintain the course offer if we can rely on the registered participants to show up.
Therefore, your registration is regarded as binding four weeks before the beginning of the course. Remaining free places will be allocated to interested applicants on the waiting list. We can only accept a notification of a cancellation on the grounds of illness or other severe reasons. If you cancel your participation without such a reason, we will have to exclude you from participating in other courses for one year.


More information about qualification courses that are open for all GAUSS PhD students can be found on the course website: