Getting started: The Path to a Successful Doctorate - October 23 -24, 2024 EN

Online Course

Workshop language is English.


Target Group:

PhD candidates in an early phase of their project (i.e. in the first year)



As a PhD candidate you are the project manager of your own PhD project. This workshop supplies you with the tools you need to plan and execute your PhD project as effectively and efficiently as possible. You will discuss and test basic strategies and tools for a good project and time management. This will enable you to better organize yourself and your workload. In addition, we will also cover communicating productively with supervisors and the wider research community, the structured reading and writing of academic papers, as well as how to stay motivated throughout your PhD.  



  • Project-Management 
  • Tools and processes for practical and effective task management  
  • Use of modern knowledge management methods in research 
  • Communicating with your supervisors  
  • Structuring your working day and routines for highly focused work 
  • Practical tips and tricks for efficient writing 
  • Tools and strategies for efficient handling of scientific literature 
  • Staying motivated



  • Input and discussion
  • Individual and group work
  • Coaching techniques


Course Time:

October 23 - 24, 2024; each day 9 am - 5 pm



Dr. Daniel Friedrich, Impulsplus 


Conditions of participation

Free of charge for doctoral students and postdocs in Magdeburg.

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

This allows us in particular to consider others interested in the course who are still on the waiting list. Please note that without your timely cancellation of your participation 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.

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