iRTG retreat (April 19, 2023)

During our final iRTG meeting in Wittenberg, we will focus on the career options of polymer scientists after the PhD. There will be plenty of opportunity for exchange and networking with our guests (alumni, invited speakers) to get an insight into their jobs and talk about their experiences.

In the afternoon, there will be a social activity and we will have dinner together. We will stay in the Leucorea for the next two days for the SFB-retreat.

  • Date: April 19, 2023
  • Venue: Leucorea Wittenberg, Collegienstraße 62, 06886 Wittenberg
    (room: SR 10)
  • Language: English
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[IAMO] What is next: career planning after PhD (March 8-9, 2023)

This training organized by IAMO Graduate School gives doctoral researchers and postdocs insights into the structure of career paths in academia, in public service outside academia and in the private sector – with a focus on the German labor market. It supports participants in giving sufficient thought to when and on what basis they should decide for or against a career in science. Participants will also become aware of their personal interests, values and competences and how this knowledge can be used to find the appropriate jobs.

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[BEAM] Fake news (February 23, 2023)

In view of rampant populism, as many people as possible should be able to deal confidently with fakes in everyday life, especially in direct conversation. Perhaps even to defend themselves against them without constantly being at odds with family, neighbors and friends. Because fake news is not something new, but old lies in a new guise. Content/Objectives: During the event, participants will be shown how to identify so-called “fake news” and develop strategies to counter them in an objective manner.

Please register by sending an email to:

Trainer: Dr. Thorben Prenzel

[BEAM] Conflict management (February 15, 2023)

In our trainings, participants learn to stand up to emotional attacks in high-conflict conversations. How can they respond to critical, confrontational or provocative questions? How can they deal with their own feelings and those of the other person? And what can they do when a conversation threatens to derail? Tried-and-tested communication techniques, which participants practice in role plays, can help here. In addition, the workshop offers time to reflect on possible solutions to existing conflicts together with the other participants.

venue: VSP 1, room 0.04 time: tbd Please register by sending an email to:

Trainer: Monika Wimmer