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1. Oct 2020

Innovation – Design Thinking with Agile Methods (November 3 – 4, 2020| online)

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A cooperation of InGrA and Transfer and Entrepreneurship Office at MLU.

Our world is becoming increasingly connected! Complexity, ambiguity and speed are the results. And everyone wants to be innovative and agile. But what do innovation and agility really mean? And how does it work?

The aim of this course is to establish a common understanding of innovation and agility. Also, the participants will be equipped with the basic skills and frameworks to effectively facilitate innovation. Furthermore, we will learn how to get into the right mindset and atmosphere, so that you can produce of-the-box results. Your leanings are also applicable outside of Design Thinking.

Target Group

Doctoral students and Postdocs who have one or more initial ideas that could be developed into a product or service and want to learn Design Thinking as a facilitation framework.

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29. Sep 2020

A Primer on Research Data Management – Open Science Webinar (September 30, 2020)

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Whether you are an experienced postdoc or a PhD student going through the initial stages of your project, this webinar will help you understand crucial concepts of research data management (RDM) and identify common problems and hurdles in scientific practice. FAIR Data, what are the funders’ RDM requirements, data formats and metadata standards are some of topics that will be discussed. Your views on RDM are very important to us, so join the discussion and let us know more about the stage of RDM in your area of expertise.

Date, time and format

  • Date and time: September 30, 2020 at 1 pm
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29. Sep 2020

Mental Health Day 2020 Webinar Series

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In the run up to International Mental Health Day on October 10th, the Jena School for Microbial Communication together with other graduate schools is offering a series of short daily webinar covering several aspects of mental health in the week of the 5th to the 10th of October

No need to register just click the links provided to attend the online presentations (all webinars take place in English).

Please find the program and the links here:

Monday 05.10.20 14:00-15:30
Irrsinnig Menschlich (Madly Human), Leipzig, DE: Interactive Virtual Workshop “Mental well-being in higher education”
Moderator: Gunda Huskobla

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14. Sep 2020

Upcoming courses in doctoral program “Ethics and Responsible Leadership in Business”

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Please register for the following three upcoming courses:

  • Behavioral Business Ethics (winter term 2020/21) by Prof. Dr. Philipp Schreck,
  • Markets without Limits (December 02, 2020 and January 14, 2021),
  • Philosophical Ethics of Leadership (January 22/29, 2021)
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14. Sep 2020

[IAMO Graduate School] Free slots: Basic Principles of Research Design and Strategy (October 21-22, 2020)

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Quick-and-dirty number-crunching ‘quantoids’ face them. Carefully describing and interpreting ‘smooshes’ face them. No matter where they stand on ontological and epistemological grounds and how we stereotype the respective ‘other side’, all researchers face similar challenges posed to core issues of research design. A research design is a plan that specifies how you plan to carry out a research project and, particularly, how you expect to use evidence to answer your research question.

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11. Sep 2020

Playfulness can be trained – here’s why you should do it

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Here you find the doctoral student’s profile of Kay Brauer. He published results of his doctoral studies at Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg and shared the research more widely with a press release.

About the author:

K. Brauer (Photo: M Glöckner)

Field(s) of expertise during doctoral studies:

  • Individual differences in dealing with ridicule and being laughed at
  • Adult Playfulness
  • Romantic relationships
  • Interpersonal perception of personality traits
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9. Sep 2020

Open Science Webinars for MLU Postgraduate Students – (Sept-Nov 2020)

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The Open Science Team – ULB at Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg is offering this workshop.


Come join us on a journey through the starting points of Open Science (OS). This webinar series is aimed at (but not restricted to) Postdocs and PhD students from different backgrounds and disciplines at the MLU. We want to talk to you about the possibilities and benefits of Open Science, which might help you at this earlier career stage. In seven web sessions, we will introduce you to a variety of OS topics, including an introduction to Open Science, data protection, legal and intellectual property rights, research data management, open educational resources (OER) etc.


We will use the MLU conference system MLUconf for delivering the webinars. You don’t need to register, just join us on the day and participate: 

The webinars will typically last 45 minutes with at least 15 minutes reserved for discussion and for answering questions from participants. The presentation will be available for consultation at a latter point via the Open Science website of the ULB:


23.09.20 at 1pm | Open Science – An introduction
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8. Sep 2020

[PostDoc News] Die Junge Akademie is looking for 10 new members

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In 2021 Die Junge Akademie is taking in ten new members. Applications are encouraged from committed and excellent young scientists and artists who enjoy interdisciplinary work for collaborative projects at the interface of science, art, society and politics. The application deadline is November 16, 2020.

Members have different backgrounds, ranging from Astrophysics to Law and Political Science to Philosophy of Science. They are elected for five years, during which they have access to a personal budget as well as to a joint research budget. 

A key requirement for membership in Die Junge Akademie is an outstanding dissertation. It should have been completed at least three, but no more than seven years prior to admission in Die Junge Akademie. Since then, the candidate should also have published at least one or more outstanding academic paper(s). Applications from artists are also welcome. Dedicated collaboration in Die Junge Akademie is expected.

Please note that while our members live and work internationally, participation in Die Junge Akademie requires sufficient proficiency in German. Please refer to the German website for further information.

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8. Sep 2020

DFG Emphasises Importance of Sex, Gender and Diversity to Research Projects

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Statement of the Senate and website providing information for all scientific disciplines / President Katja Becker: “Reflecting on these dimensions is crucial to the quality of research”

Taking sex, gender and diversity into account in the preparation and implementation of a research project helps to eliminate blind spots and thus increase the scientific quality of the results. For instance, research into the risks of osteoporosis in men has long been neglected, however, it is now known that around one-third of men are affected and require effective treatment. Furthermore, crash test dummies, modelled on both male and female bodies, illustrate individual injury risks for each sex and help to prevent them. In a statement, the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG, German Research Foundation) stressed the importance of taking sex, gender and diversity into account in research projects. In doing so, it is adopting a leading role in the German research system. […]

from DFG Press Release No. 18 | 4 September 2020

31. Aug 2020

Thermal storage units that repair themselves

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Here you find the doctoral student’s profile of Christoph Bott. He published results of his doctoral studies at Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg and shared the research more widely with a press release.

About the author:

  • Christoph Bott (ORCHID ID)
  • Research area(s): Hydro-, Engineering and Environmental Geology, Renewable Energies
  • Applied Geology, Institute of Geosciences and Geography, MLU

Field(s) of expertise during doctoral studies:

  • Seasonal thermal energy storage in artificial basins
  • Re-use of decommissioned infrastructures for renewable energy applications
  • Life cycle assessment and comparative evaluation of conventional versus renewable approaches in the field of geo-energy
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