Courses for PhD candidates in Fall Semester 2021

In the respective course description, you can see whether a course is offered as a in-person or online course.

Covid Certificates Required for On-Site Classes from 20 September.

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
Project design and grant proposal writing

15.9., 29.9.

Scientific writing and publishing

24.9., 27.9., 30.9.

Publish or perish: Designing research for publication

7.10., 14.10.

Wissenschaftliches Schreiben in den Geisteswissenschaften

26.11., 10.12., 17.12.

Information concerning writing courses instructed in English language: GRC vs. Language Center courses (PDF, 200 KB).


Communicating research

 

 

Überzeugend und kompetent präsentieren

1.10., 14.10.

Voice training and public speaking skills

5.10., 12.10.

How to give a presentation effectively and persuasively

13.10., 1.11.

Improvisation skills for researchers

25.10., 26.10.

Art & science collaborations: Gaining a transdisciplinary toolkit NEW

28.9., 5.10., 12.10., 19.10., 29.10., 12.11.

Narration and storytelling for persuasive academic presentations

10.11., 17.11.

Videoanalyse und Visualisierungen NEU

19.11., 26.11., 3.12.

Storyboarding as a research tool

6.12., 15.12.

Scientific poster design

8.12., 9.12., 16.12.


Negotiation and leadership
   
Führungskompetenzen für Doktorierende 7.9., 14.9., 28.9.    

Verhandlungs- und Moderationstechniken

10.9., 17.9.

Virtuelle Gesprächsführung

abgesagt

Negotiating successfully to a win-win result 27.10., 28.10.

Leadership skills for doctoral candidates

3.11., 11.11., 23.11.
 

Creative management skills

       

Scheitern und Improvisation

31.8., 21.9.
Managing conflicts 15.9., 22.9., 6.10.

Mindfulness & meditation NEW

11.10., 22.10.

Resilience and well-being in academia

2.11., 3.11.

Resource-focused stress management 

9.11., 16.11.

 

Academic career and beyond

   
Virtuelle Konferenzen – Nutzen, Formate, Umsetzung NEU 2.9., 9.9., 16.9.
Wirtschafts-Know-how 22.9., 6.10.

Einführung Citizen Science

22.9., 4.10.

Good research practice

29.10., 5.11.

Managing the transition

5.11., 19.11.

Vertiefung Citizen Science

22.11., 1.12.

Fit für die Karriere

26.11., 10.12.

 

Ethics training for researchers

2.12., 3.12.

 

   

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.