Courses and Trainings

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.


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.

Doctoral candidates and postdocs from other universities in Saxony-Anhalt and in the European University Alliance EUGreen can use any remaining places free of charge up to the maximum number of participants.

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.


Persons with teaching responsibilities who wish to obtain the "Professional Academic Teaching"  (PAL) certificate can have selected courses from the Graduate Academy credited for this, e.g. from the areas of leadership skills or skills for successful academics.  If you are interested, please contact the colleagues of the PAL teaching certificate. 

We offer compact training courses to help you develop your own leadership style.

The network of universities and research institutes in Saxony-Anhalt offers introductory and in-depth courses on relevant areas of scientific integrity on an ongoing basis.

Please contact us if you would like to book us for individual workshops in your working group, institute/department or faculty.

Last Modification: 18.07.2024 - Contact Person: Barbara Witter