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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).


World map where doctoral researchers spend their three month research visit, as of April 2015

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.
 

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Overview course

Biogeochemical Cycles in the Earth System

Susan Trumbore, Martin Heimann, Markus Reichstein

Nov/Dec 2017
Nov/Dec 2016
Nov 2015
Jun 2014
Feb 2013
Feb 2012
Dec 2010

Nov/Dec 2018





Core course

Atmosphere and Oceans

Christoph Gerbig

Feb-Mar 2018
Feb-Mar 2016
Jan 2014
May 2011

Winter 2020

Terrestial Biosphere

Susan Trumbore

Aug-Sep 2017
May 2015
July 2013

Autumn 2019

Soil, soil biology and soil hydrology

Beate Michalzik

May 2017
Mar 2015
July 2013
May 2011

Spring 2019

Paleoclimate

Peter Frenzel

Aug 2018
Oct 2014
Mar 2012








Skill courses

Applied statistics and data analysis - Part 1

Jens Schumacher

Sep 2017
Sep 2015
Oct 2013
Mar 2011

Autumn 2019

Applied statistics and data analysis - Part 2

Miguel Mahecha, Reik Donner, Martin Jung, Fabian Gans, Markus Reichstein

Jan 2018
Sep 2016
Nov 2013
Mar 2011

Winter 2019/20

Analytical techniques

several faculty members and colleagues

Sep-Oct 2016
Apr 2013

on demand

Earth Observation techniques

Christiane Schmullius

Sep 2018
Oct 2014
Feb 2011

on demand

Modelling & numerical techniques

Carlos Sierra, Axel Kleidon

Autumn 2015
Autumn 2013

2019

R - The basics

Guido Kraemer, Fabian Gans, Sven Boese, ...

Apr 2018
Apr 2017
May 2016
Mar 2015
Oct 2014
Oct 2013
Apr 2012

2019

R - Advanced modules

Thomas Wutzler, Fabian Gans, ...

Jun 2018 Spring 2015
Spring 2012

on demand

Python

Jacob Nelson, Sujan Koirala

Nov 2018
Mar 2017
Spring 2016

fall 2018

Climate policy

Andreas Freytag, Leo Wangler, Michael Hüttner

Nov 2011

Nitrogen in the Earth System

James Galloway, Ernst-Detlef Schulze, Sönke Zaehle, ...

Feb 2013

Radiocarbon

Susan Trumbore, Carlos Sierra

Sep 2017
July 2012
Nov 2011

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Transferable skill course

Scientific Writing

Mar 2018
Mar 2017
Oct 2016
Oct 2015
Jun 2014
Nov 2013
Apr 2013
Oct 2012

Mar 2019

Data visualization

Dec 2018
Dec 2017
Dec 2016
Dec 2015
Nov 2014
Nov 2013

Dec 2019

Presentation skills

Oct 2017
May 2013
May 2012
Nov 2011

on demand

Poster presentation

Sep 2014

on demand

Self- and Time Management

Apr 2018
Sep 2016
Apr 2014
Nov 2012
Feb 2012

on demand

Grant Proposal Writing

Sep 2018
Mar 2017
Mar 2016
Dec 2012

fall 2019

Rules of Good Scientific Practice

Jan 2018
Mar 2017
Feb 2016
Mar 2015
Jan 2014
Apr 2011

Jan 2019

Leadership and management skills

Nov 2017
Feb 2015

on demand

Project management

Nov 2018
Sep 2016

on demand

Communication skills

May 2016
Jan 2016

on demand

PR & media workshop

May 2017
Jan 2016

2019

Career planning workshop

May 2018
Jun 2017
Nov 2016
Nov 2015

spring 2019

Other soft skills

Finish your PhD - Oct 2018
Dark Side of Science - Apr 2018
Scientists Need More - May 2014


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