October 27 - November 5, 2020

Series of lectures "Lost in Dissertation" organised by Wissenswerkstatt (in German)

Während der Promotion stellen sich viele praktische Fragen, die einerseits die Arbeitsorganisation während der Recherche- und Schreibphase betreffen, andererseits aber mit dem entscheidenden abschließenden Schritt – der Publikation – zusammenhängen. 

Die Berliner Universitätsbibliotheken und die Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin – Preußischer Kulturbesitz präsentieren auf ihren jeweiligen Expertisefeldern die Themen Literaturverwaltung, Schreibprozess, Projektmanagement, Publikationsmöglichkeiten, Open Access und Forschungsdaten. So erhalten Sie einen kompakten Überblick über die wichtigsten Aspekte sowie weiterführende konkrete Informationen zu einzelnen Angeboten von FU, HU, TU und SBB für Promovierende.

October 28, 2020

WiNS Remote Workshop: Svenja Neupert - "From Competition to Co-Creation -How to Improve Collaboration in Science"
In the scientific community, cooperation is increasingly expected for third-party funding applications, but in reality many people report a predominantly competitive atmosphere with their colleagues, which affects their daily work.In this seminar we will discuss ways to deal with this contradiction and find ways to make collaboration more fruitful and easier.
  • When: October 28th,  9am - 12 noon and October 30th, 9am - 12 noon
  • Target Group: female PhD students and postdocs
  • Maximum number of participants: 12
  • Content: 
    • Digital tools and methods to collaborate in science
    • Typical obstacles in science which create a competitive relationship and how to overcome it
    • What does Co-creation mean?
    • How to change your Mindsetinto co-creation
    • Create your working system with others –make your work flow process much easier
  • About the trainer: Svenja Neupert, a speaker, coach, trainer,and organisational consultant, is an expert on Future Leadership.Formore than 25years she has worked closely with clients fromnational and international corporationsas well asuniversitiesand research institutes. Svenja Neupert will help you to discover unconventional approaches to your thinking and coach you to follow your talents. She believesthat everyone can realize his or herunique potential in business life and have fun and fulfilment at work. (
Please register by October 14, 2020 by e-mail: petra.metz
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November 5, 2020

WiNS Remote Workshop: Dr. Sabine Blackmore - "Developing a Growth Mindset-How Our Thoughts Help Us to Succeed"
Our self-communication and mindset belong to the most important factors for success. Beliefs like “I can’t write this thesis, I’m not good enough” or “I will never reach a professorship, I’m simply not smart/confident enough” block the necessary energy to believe in ourselves and often point to a fixed mindset, which prevents usfrom accepting and even looking forward to challenges and growth. A fixed mindset might (re)confirm our beliefs about ourselves, a growth mindset, however, might challenge our beliefs and, thus, gives us the opportunity to let go of unhelpful und unproductive ideas of who we are, how well we work and of what we think we can achieve. This workshop builds on the ideas and techniques of positive psychology and deepens your knowledge and competences to regulate and coach your emotions and beliefs about yourself as well as your research work.
  • When: November 5th,  9:30am - 1:30 pm and November 13th, 1pm - 5pm
  • Target Group: female PhD students and postdocs
  • Maximum number of participants: 12
  • Content: 
    • What is “mindset”?
    • Fixed vs. growth mindset
    • The power of mindset in challenging times
    • Open yourself to growth
  • About the trainer: Dr. Sabine Blackmore who holds a doctorate in English Literature is an experienced academic as well as a former gender equality officer. As a coach, she focuses on young and established academics as well as university employees and teams (especially in gender equality). The topics of her trainings and workshops range from career trainings, gender equality workshops (e.g. working with resistances), to topics about personal development. (
Please register by October 22, 2020 by e-mail: petra.metz
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November 5-7, 2020

ONLINE female physicists' conference 2020

The Women Physicists' Conference, which has been held annually since 1997, focuses on scientific exchange and networking among women in physics. Here we want to bring together all the different career stages at our conference. From bachelor students to doctoral candidates, from professors from different universities to female physicists from different areas of industry, all are invited to participate in the PT. The conference is not only about getting to know women from one's own discipline, but also aims to create networks beyond the discipline itself.

During the conference, we offer various opportunities to build networks, to participate in soft skill courses, to present one's own work as a poster or talk, to hear keynote speakers talk about their careers and work, to get to know possible career paths for female physicists and to make contacts in industry. Furthermore, an ideas forum invites to exchange ideas about gender equality projects, outreach projects and other projects for students, in order to promote similar projects at universities all over Germany and to collect new ideas.

More information (including information about the program and registration process) can be found here.

November 18, 2020

Forum Junge Spitzenforscher: Artificial Intelligence
6 Researches – 6 Pitches – 6 Prices –  Prize money totalling 30,000 Euro

Once a year within the framework of the research idea competition “Forum Junge Spitzenforscher”, the Stiftung Industrieforschung and the Berlin universities seek young researchers (m/f/d) with innovative and practice-oriented ideas and approaches to solutions that emerge from their innovative basic research.

At the closing event on 18 November 2020, six finalists from among the applicants will be invited to pitch their ideas in front of a jury of experts and compete for the prize money totalling 30,000 Euro. For the jury, the (future) economic or social feasibility is particularly decisive.

For the seventh time already, the research idea competition “Forum Junge Spitzenforscher” takes place – with annually alternating calls. In the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, a virtual event format is planned for the closing event of this year’s forum.

This year's topic is Aritificial Intelligence. Within the framework of the “Forum Junge Spitzenforscher”, Artificial Intelligence is understood as an interdisciplinary subject and young researchers from all disciplines are invited to apply with their research ideas.

More information can be found here.


December 10, 2020

WiNS Remote Workshop: Deborah Ruggieri - "Communicate to persuade! Sovereignty through skillful negotiation"
As a successful researcher it is important to develop your communication and interpersonal skills alongside your research profile. In particular, the ability to convey your skills through effective communication can be crucial for your career as a researcher. Furthermore, knowledge about “power” and “status games” can lead to a broader point of view and a larger set of negotiation and communication skills. Through this training, participants will develop a precise idea of their own personal communication skills and abilities. They will be enabled to develop a more authentic way of presenting their scientific work, enabling themto promote the content and results of their presentations with much higher self-confidence.
  • When: December 10th,  9am - 4pm
  • Target Group: female PhD students and postdocs
  • Maximum number of participants: 12
  • Content: 
    • Negotiation tools
    • Interactive group work
    • Elements of improvisation
    • Feedback sessions
    • Theoretical interactive inputs
    • Argumentation/negotiation techniques
    • Role play
  • About the trainer: Deborah Ruggieri is a trainer and certified business coach with a focus on career development, leadership, gender and communication skills in successful conversation. She also has professional experience in leading teams of up to 70 employees, and since 2010, she has been working as a freelance trainer, coach and researcher. She is an expert for power talk, leadership, conducted negotiation, mentoring-processes and persuasive communication skills. In addition, she works in the scientific field of international economics and financial market policy, and renewable energy from a gender perspective.(
Please register by November 30, 2020 by e-mail: petra.metz
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