Courses and Trainings for PhD Students and Postdocs

We are offering several courses and training opportunities throughout the year. The schedules are announced in advance in the monthly Graduate Academy Newsletter. You are invited to send us your suggestions for new topics.

Due to the pandemic we offer our courses online until further notice.

You will receive a certificate of participation after each course. At the end of your doctorate, you can have us issue an overall certificate upon presentation of these individual certificates. Please do not hesitate to contact us.

In order to register, please send us the


Conditions of participation

The courses of the Graduate Academy are a service offer of the OVGU for the doctoral students and postdocs of Magdeburg and free of charge. 

The courses usually run over two whole days; Course time is usually 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.. If you wish to participate, please ensure that you keep these days completely free from other obligations. That is not only a matter of respect for the trainer, but it also enables you to get the most out of the courses.

If you are unable to attend after registration, please contact us immediately at

This allows us in particular to consider other interested colleagues who are still on the waiting list. Please note that without your timely cancellation and/or in case of your non-appearance on the day of the event, we would be obliged to claim the pro-rata costs of the event incurred in relation to your person as damages. You are of course free to prove that the Graduate Academy has suffered no damage or less damage than the one claimed.

Last Modification: 30.03.2022 - Contact Person: Dr. Barbara Witter