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1 A new approach to PhD training Information session for PhD students 3 rd of June 2009

2 www. zepros.uni-osnabrueck.de A new approach to PhD training 2 1.What does ZePrOs offer PhD students?  Key competences  Contact with organisations from the private and public sector  Individual consultations  Doctoral network -Online communication platform (VirtUOS ) 2.How can I become a member of ZePrOs?  Application procedure 3.Introducing co-operating partners  Research Support (Dr. Barbara Schwerdtfeger)  International Office (Bettina Shamsul)  Language Center (Dr. Debbie Coetzee-Lachmann)

3 www. zepros.uni-osnabrueck.de A new approach to PhD training 3 3 Main objectives: We aim to:  support PhD students  improve your chances of a successful launch into a career  establish and support a doctoral network Unser 1. What we offer

4 www. zepros.uni-osnabrueck.de A new approach to PhD training 4 Overview of services offered:  tailor-made training  contact with regional employers  individual consultations  a doctoral network In sum: an infrastructure for a doctoral program Unser 1. What we offer

5 www. zepros.uni-osnabrueck.de A new approach to PhD training 5 The value of key competences for PhD students: Tailor-made training offers  support you during the research and writing process (academic competences)  improve your chances on the job market (occupational competences)  help you to develop your personal strengths (personal competences)  create opportunities to network and broaden your horizon (social competences) 1. What we offer 1.1 Development of key competences

6 www. zepros.uni-osnabrueck.de A new approach to PhD training 6 Key competences are developed through a range of courses, workshops and networking opportunities. PhD students can choose from:  language courses  workshops on effective presentations, successful participation in discussions and the appropriate use of multi-media  training sessions on effective goal setting, time and project management and leadership courses  workshops on entrepreneurship and personal marketing strategies  opportunities to network with other PhD students in an informal and supportive atmosphere 1. What we offer 1.1 Development of key competences

7 www. zepros.uni-osnabrueck.de A new approach to PhD training 7 In order to make use of any of these training opportunities:  Inform yourself about the training offers through: -Our newsletter (sent to all for whom we have contact details) -Our website  Apply to make use of the training offers through StudIP (Prerequisite: you have to be registered with ZePrOs)  Requirement: ”2 SWS“ in total - this equals two or three training offers depending on the workload  Certificate of participation 1. What we offer 1.1 Development of key competences

8 www. zepros.uni-osnabrueck.de A new approach to PhD training 8 The value of contact with partners from the private and public sector:  Get to know our co-operation partners from the private and public sector, in order to: -enhance your career opportunities -develop occupational competences  Requirement: Contact with at least one employer during the 3-year program 1. What we offer 1.2 Establishing contact with regional employers

9 www. zepros.uni-osnabrueck.de A new approach to PhD training 9 What does the co-operation entail?  A tailor-made opportunity to gain insight into a company, taking your individual needs, the nature of your research project and time constraints into account  Example: Business Mentoring -Practical training in a specific division of a company  ZePrOs acts as networking agent 1. What we offer 1.2 Establishing contact with regional employers

10 www. zepros.uni-osnabrueck.de A new approach to PhD training 10 Who are our co-operating partners?  Different organisations from the private and public sector  E.g.: -Fuchs Gewürze GmbH -Hellmann Worldwide Logistics -KME -Osnabrück City Council -Osnabrück Regional Administration -Osnabrück- Emsland Chamber of Commerce and Industry -Deutsche Bundesstiftung Umwelt -Schüchtermann Schiller´sche Clinic 1. What we offer 1.2 Establishing contact with regional employers

11 www. zepros.uni-osnabrueck.de A new approach to PhD training 11 Comprehensive and individual consultations about your PhD  One obligatory consultation session for PhD students registered with ZePrOs per year  More sessions possible, if required 1. What we offer 1.3 Individual consultations

12 www. zepros.uni-osnabrueck.de A new approach to PhD training 12 The value of a doctoral network:  An active network of PhD students, supported by ZePrOs: -provides you with the opportunity to learn and get support from peers -constitutes an established interest group whose needs can be voiced and addressed in a focused way -supports cooperation among PhD students ∑ An infrastructure for a doctoral program 1. What we offer 1.4 Doctoral network

13 www. zepros.uni-osnabrueck.de A new approach to PhD training 13 The infrastructure is established through:  The ZePrOs office, which: -consults and supports -collects and distributes information -contact with organizations in the private and public sector  Contacts between PhD students -Promotion of interdisciplinary exchange/events  Training offers  An online platform -registration of PhD studies -interdisciplinary and informational exchange 1. What we offer 1.4 Doctoral network

14 www. zepros.uni-osnabrueck.de A new approach to PhD training 14 How to register with ZePrOs:  Complete a form with your contact details  Complete an application form  Get consent from your supervising professor We invite you to join ZePrOs and look forward to working with you! 2. Application process

15 www. zepros.uni-osnabrueck.de A new approach to PhD training 15 Our partners at the University of Osnabrück:  Research Support (Dr. Barbara Schwerdtfeger)  International Office (Bettina Shamsul)  Language Center (Dr. Debbie Coetzee-Lachmann) 3. Introducing co-operating partners

16 www. zepros.uni-osnabrueck.de A new approach to PhD training 16 Dr. Barbara Schwerdtfeger Research Support Officer (Forschungsreferentin) Promotion of Young Researchers 0541/ Schloß, Room 13/E 16 Center for PhD Students at Osnabrück University

17 www. zepros.uni-osnabrueck.de A new approach to PhD training 17 What We Offer -Information on funding options for Doctoral Students: Where can I apply for travel grants / for fellowships? -Information on career planning and funding options for Postdoctoral Research Center for PhD Students at Osnabrück University

18 www. zepros.uni-osnabrueck.de A new approach to PhD training 18 Information and Workshops -Information booklet in German: Osnabrücker Förderfibel für Promovierende -Regular workshops on funding options for (future) Doctoral Students at ZePrOs (in German): July 2, 2009, 4 p. m. -for information in English: please contact research support office or ZePrOs 18 Center for PhD Students at Osnabrück University

19 www. zepros.uni-osnabrueck.de A new approach to PhD training 19 Our partners at the University of Osnabrück:  Research Support (Dr. Barbara Schwerdtfeger)  International Office (Bettina Shamsul)  Language Center (Dr. Debbie Coetzee-Lachmann) 3. Introducing co-operating partners

20 Thank you for your attention! We hope to welcome you as a member of the network soon!


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