Courses for PhD candidates in Spring Semester 2020

Courses / Coronavirus (COVID-19)

After consultation with the cantonal authorities, the Executive Board of the University has decided to switch all courses to a distance-learning format from Monday, 16 March 2020 onwards until further notice.

Please review the conditions of participation before booking a module.

Registration

  • Graduate Campus courses for PhD candidates are aimed primarily at PhD candidates matriculated at the University of Zurich and are free of charge. If you are not matriculated at UZH then you must apply for  Module Mobility in order to book a module.
  • Courses can only be booked online using the UZH module booking tool (only available in German). You can only book modules during the module booking period and after paying your semester fees.
    • The modules can be found under "Studiengang: Überf. Kompetenzen für Doktorierende" – "Fach (Stufe 1): Methoden-, Komm.-, Soz.- & Selbstkompet. Hauptfach". 
    • Important: When searching for courses, it is important to deactivate the check boxes so that you can see all courses and not just from your subject area.
    • Deactivate the check box "nur Module mit offener Buchungsfrist anzeigen".
    • Deactivate the check box "eingeschränkte Suche".
  • Courses can be booked until two weeks before the first day of the respective course, midnight.
  • For technical reasons the courses do not have waiting lists. We recommend that you use the UZH Module Booking Tool to check for free course places, in particular 2-3 weeks before the first day of a course (in the time between the booking and cancelling deadline).
  • You are responsible for monitoring your own bookings and cancellations. This includes ensuring that your bookings or cancellations have been processed correctly in your summary of credits ("Leistungsübersicht").

 

Cancellation

  • Before the canceling deadline: It is possible to cancel a course registration until three weeks before the first day of the course, midnight (see the respective course description for the exact date). It is your responsibility to cancel a booking in time using the UZH module booking tool.
  • After the canceling deadline: If an excuse is submitted without being prompted by email to kurse@grc.uzh.ch, Graduate Campus will cancel your booking. An email sent only to the instructor is not valid.
  • An unexcused absence (so-called "no-show") leads to a lost course place and takes the place of another participant away and is therefore prohibited. Without a written apology send to the Graduate Campus before the start of the course, the booked but not attended course is recorded as a "Fail" on your transcript of records. An excuse given only to the instructor is not valid.

Assessment

Each course has an assessment requirement which must be fulfilled, regardless of whether an ECTS credit is needed or not. Complete participation is a part of this assessment. 

If you do not complete the assessment, the course will be recorded as a "Fail" on your transcript of records.

ECTS

An ECTS credit can only be be awarded upon successful course completion and perfect attendance. You must attend the entire course to gain an ECTS credit, regardless of the reason for absence and without exceptions.

Concerning the number and allocation of ECTS credits, the following rules apply:

  • A course consists of a workload of 1 ECTS credits, i.e. 30 hours, including independent study and course participation
  • Each course has an assessment requirement which must be fulfilled
  • Attendance of all course sessions (complete participation).

The individual faculties decide whether or not academic achievements can be considered a curricular element of your doctoral studies.

Course participants are not automatically entitled to have a completed course recognized or considered as a part of their doctoral studies. For this reason, doctoral candidates are strongly encouraged to determine whether or not a course is recognized as a part of their doctoral studies before registering for a university-wide course. Ideally, the PhD candidate should discuss whether the recognition of courses with his or her supervisor before registering for a course.

Academic achievements are recognized as such if the ECTS credits earned appear on the transcript of records.

The credits earned in a completed course are said to be valid if they count towards the completion of the candidate’s doctorate, and the candidate is not required to repeat the course (by substitution). The credits earned in a valid equivalence appear as such on the transcript of records.

Courses

Writing and publishing Dates
Publish or perish: Designing research for publication

28.02., 06.03.

Project design and grant proposal writing

10.03., 26.03.

Der Weg zur wissenschaftlichen Buchpublikation abgesagt

 

Funding for Science and Innovation Projects and Fellowships

14.05., 28.05.

Scientific writing in the sciences and medicine  cancelled

 

Wissenschaftliches Schreiben in den Geisteswissenschaften

29.05., 12.06., 19.06.

Information concerning writing courses instructed in English language:

GRC courses vs. Language Center courses (PDF, 200 KB)


Communicating research

 

 

How to give a presentation effectively and persuasively

17.02., 24.02.

Scientific poster design 

18.02., 19.02., 17.03.

Voice training and public speaking skills

16.03., 25.03.

Überzeugend und kompetent präsentieren  abgesagt

 

Storyboarding as a research tool

02.04., 09.04.

Narration and storytelling for persuasive academic presentation

08.04., 15.04.

Präsentationstraining für Grant-Anträge

04.05., 18.05.

Improvisation skills for researchers cancelled

 

Negotiation and leadership
   
Leadership skills for doctoral candidates 20.02., 27.02., 12.03.    

Verhandlungs- und Moderationstechniken

30.03., 06.04.

Negotiating successfully to a win-win result

21.04., 22.04.

Führungskompetenzen für Doktorierende 08.05., 22.05., 18.06.
 

Creative management skills

       

Auftrittskompetenz und Körpersprache

02.03., 03.03.

Resource-focused stress management

11.03., 18.03.

Doing creative research

05.05., 12.05., 26.05.

Scheitern und Improvisation  abgesagt

 

Managing conflicts

29.04., 06.05., 27.05.

Energy and stress management

12.05., 13.05.

Zeit- und Projektmanagement

09.06., 10.06.

Ressourcenorientierte Stressbewältigung

22.06., 23.06.

 

Academic career and beyond

   
Wirtschafts-Know-how 09.03., 27.03.

Good Research Practice I (GRP I) postponed

12.06.

Einführung Citizen Science

13.03., 24.03.

Vertiefung Citizen Science  abgesagt

 

Good Research Practice II (GRP II)  cancelled

(HS20: 11.09.)

BioEntrepreneurship & Innovation NEW

27.05., 17.06.

Managing the transition

03.06., 17.06.

Fit für die Karriere 

26.06., 03.07.

Ethics training for researchers

06.07., 07.07.

 

FAQ

Are there any course places available?

Please use the UZH Module Booking Tool to search for open course places.

We recommend that you use the UZH Module Booking Tool to check for free course places, in particular 2-3 weeks before the first day of a course (in the time between the booking and cancelling deadline).

The course is fully booked. Is there a waiting list?

No, for technical reasons the courses do not have waiting lists. We recommend that you use the UZH Module Booking Tool to check for free course places, in particular 2-3 weeks before the first day of a course (in the time between the booking and cancelling deadline). 

I have to miss a part of the course. Can I still attend?

We recommend that you cancel your registration if you cannot fully participate in a course.

An absence of more than 2 hours without prior notice to the Graduate Campus will be considered as an unexcused absence. See the conditions of participation.

Furthermore, an ECTS credit can only be be awarded upon successful course completion and perfect attendance

Who do I have to contact if I have to cancel or miss a part of a course?

An excuse must be submitted to the Graduate Campus by email to kurse@grc.uzh.chAn email sent only to the instructor is not valid.

Cancellation:

  • Before the canceling deadline: It is possible to cancel a course registration until three weeks before the first day of the course, midnight (see the respective course description for the exact date). It is your responsibility to cancel a booking in time using the UZH module booking tool.
  • After the canceling deadline: If an excuse is submitted without being prompted by email to kurse@grc.uzh.ch, Graduate Campus will cancel your booking. An email sent only to the instructor is not valid.
  • An unexcused absence (so-called "no-show") leads to a lost course place and takes the place of another participant away and is therefore prohibited. Without a written apology send to the Graduate Campus before the start of the course, the booked but not attended course is recorded as a "Fail" on your transcript of records. An excuse given only to the instructor is not valid.

When will the ECTS Credit appear on my transcript of records?

ECTS Credits are generally entered into the system within one week after we receive the pass/fail list from the instructor, or at the very latest by the end of the semester.

I do not need an ECTS Credit. Do I still have to do the assessment work?

Yes, each course has an assessment requirement which must be fulfilled, regardless of whether an ECTS credit is needed or not. Complete participation is a part of this assessment. 

If you do not complete the assessment, the course will be recorded as a "Fail" on your transcript of records.