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2. Jun 2020

Information on dealing with the novel corona virus

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Summer semester classes at MLU began on 6 April 2020 with numerous digital courses. Summer semester 2020 will continue to be a digital semester. Classroom teaching and in-person exams can only take place as an absolute exception and must follow strict guidelines. The university is also gradually opening up parts of key facilities, such as the University and State Library (ULB) or the University Archive. You can find the latest information on the homepage of the University of Halle and in our FAQ.

Doctoral defences in the summer semester 2020
  • the Rectorate of MLU recommends doctoral defences in digital form
  • the consent of all parties involved is required
  • the final decision on the performance in digital form is made by the Dean or the doctoral committee in accordance with the relevant doctoral regulations
  • If, exceptionally, an oral doctoral examination is to be held in person, the relevant hygiene guidelines of the state of Saxony-Anhalt and the university are to be applied

from “Beschluss des Rektorats vom 20. Mai 2020 zur Durchführung von Promotionsverteidigungen im Sommersemester 2020” (link).

You can find further information, at the website of the university

and the website of the city of Halle (Saale) (in german only). An archive of relevant documents by the city of Halle can be found here.

3. Jun 2020

[Ref 3.2] Vacant slots at two online workshops

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There are vacant slots in two workshops offered by the staff development department (Ref 3.2) at MLU. Both workshops will be held in German.

Professionelle wissenschaftliche Betreuung: Wie entsteht eine produktive Betreuungsbeziehung, 11. – 12.06.2020 (Dozentin: Dr. Anne-Christin Warskulat)
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2. Jun 2020

Survey: COVID-19 Crisis and the Work-Life Balance

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The COVID-19 crisis has had a major impact on our social and professional lives. The Equal Opportunities Working Group of the German Physical Society has prepared a survey. The aim of this non-commercial, “anonymous” (no personal information is collected) survey is to identify the impact of the pandemic on our work-life balance and to help developing sustainable methods to deal with the crisis. It takes approximately 4-10 minutes to complete the survey.

Link to the survey

20. May 2020

Presentation and Rhetorics (June 23 & July 2, 2020 | online)

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Topics

  • Effective introduction for scientific lectures
  • Parameters of nonverbal communication: Effective gestures,
    dominant body language and self-confident appearance
  • The power of the voice: Intonation and speech form
  • Flexible use of rhetorical means and optimization of expression
  • confident handling of disturbances, critical questions and mishaps:
    Strategies and response formulas
  • How to generate attention and create a positive atmosphere
  • Communicate core messages clearly and structure content
  • The Lincoln technique, segmenting the audience and CFA to exit
  • “The salt in the soup”: Mode change for lively presentations
  • Best practice examples from the USA and Great Britain; literature and
    Video recommendations
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19. May 2020

Clear at glance! Designing Effective Academic Posters (June 16 & 22, 2020 | online)

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Due to the Corona-Crisis the following workshop was transferred into an online-seminar and simulates the traditional physical event as closely as possible. The seminar is streamed via Zoom and contains online and offline parts.

Starting Point

Poster sessions are an integral part of almost every scientific conference. Their purpose is to highlight research results, visualise them, and stimulate discussion. To draw your audience in, you need a crystal-clear message, 
a text format optimized for best legibility and well-chosen graphics. And above all, you need to think well through how to organize your research content on the huge A0 poster format.

Basic rules of graphic design and layout technique will help you to present your work in a visually well-structured and appealing way. The training shows you how to present your research efficiently and provides enough time to put directly into practice what you have learned.

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18. May 2020

How to write a persuasive job application (July 6, 2020 | online)

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For many scientists, writing job applications tends to be quite difficult, especially for jobs beyond the academic system. In fact, misapprehensions and mistakes in the application dossier often prevent them from securing jobs they are perfectly suited for. This workshop will help you write a convincing application.

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18. May 2020

Know your competencies – find your job: job search for scientists (June 22-23, 2020 | online)

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A cooperation of InGrA and PhD network.

Scientists have lots of job options, but are often not aware of them. This workshop will support you to see more them on the German labour market. You will learn to go the different steps of job search: to be aware of your competencies, skills and knowledge and to build your career strategies based on them.

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15. May 2020

Webinar coaching for young entrepreneurs in science

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11. May 2020

Webinar: Publish or perish!? Wissenschaftliches Publizieren für Promovierende

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Neben allgemeinen Aspekten des konventionellen wie auch des Open Access-Veröffentlichens sollen u.a. Strategien zur Akquise von Druckkostenzuschüssen, zur Gestaltung von Verlagsverträgen, zur Klärung von Bildrechten sowie zum Management von Forschungsdaten thematisiert werden.

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11. May 2020

Survey on knowledge and technology transfer at MLU

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The survey is conducted by MLU’s Transfer and Entrepreneurship Office, on behalf of the Vice Rector for Research. The results will be incorporated into a self-evaluation report on knowledge and technology transfer, which the university is compiling as part of a so-called “Transfer-Audit” by the Stifterverband für die Deutsche Wissenschaft.

Link to survey


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