Career events 

Career events, workshops/courses, opportunities

During the current period of the national excellence initiative (2018-2025), all courses and services offered by the Berlin member universities of the Berlin University Alliance (BUA) will be open to all membes of these institutions.

Please note:
(1) Many courses will be free for you and at no cost to M&B. You can go ahead an book them.

(2) Some courses, though free for you, will have to be paid for by M&B and thus need to be approved beforehand by M&B. Please check with the course organizers whether costs will be incurred for M&B before booking your courses. For these courses you will have to get our go-ahead.

Direct links to the course offers of the BUA graduate centers (BUA also has a newsletter with events which we will forward to you):
Dahlem Research School, FU
TU Center for Junior Scholars
Humboldt Graduate School, HU, News and online offers
Humboldt Graduate School, HU, Transferable skills courses
Berlin University Alliance

General list of career-related courses (not all of them will be available at any one time):

  • Annual career days
  • Mentoring programs: one-on-one and peer mentoring
  • Career development courses / opportunities
  • Career coaching
  • Plan B courses (careers outside the Academy)
  • Career networking events
  • Getting started on your PhD events / courses
  • Transition funding
  • University departments dedicated to professional continuing education (Berufliche Weiterbildung)

Upcoming career events

16.11.2022, 10.00-13.15 / 14.12.2022, 10.00-13.15
Peer Mentoring – Karriereentwicklung
Peer Mentoring richtet sich an Promovierende und Postdocs, die noch kein klares Karriereziel haben und sich fragen, wie es nach der Promotion beruflich weitergehen kann.
Offen für Promovierende und PostDocs der Humboldt-Universität
Format: Online-Workshop
Sprache: Deutsch
Kosten: Für Promovierende und Postdocs der HU ist die Teilnahme kostenfrei.

23 Nov 2022, 10.00-13.15 / 5 Dec 2022, 10.00-13.15
Peer Mentoring – Career Development
Peer mentoring is aimed at doctoral candidates and postdocs who do not yet have a clear career goal and are wondering how to continue professionally after their doctorate.
Open for doctoral candidates and postdocs of Humboldt-Universität
Format: In-Person at Humboldt Graduate School or Online
Language: English
Costs: Free of charge for doctoral candidates and postdocs of Humboldt-Universität.

28-30 November 2022, in German
30 November - 2 December 2022, in English
Erfolgreich in die Promotion - Retreat <>  (in German)
Kick Off Your Doctorate - Retreat <> (in English)
Organizer: Graduate Studies Support, Berlin University Alliance
The focus of these kick-off events is to help early career researchers get started, to support them in networking with each other and to introduce them to contact persons at the four institutions in addition to helpful information on the content. Accompanied by trainers, a selection of important tools will be tested in small exercises and opportunities will be shown to deepen these across institutions. Short presentations, joint active breaks and a networking evening will round off the events.
Both retreats will take place for the first time in person at the Hotel & Spa Sommerfeld.
The retreats are aimed at doctoral students of all disciplines who are in the first six months of their doctorate.
Info and registration "Erfolgreich in die Promotion":
Info and registration "Kick Off Your Doctorate":

8 December 2022, 14.00–16.00
Annual METIS Lecture
“Data is Not Neutral: Gender and Generalizability in Research Methodology”
Introduction by Dr. Ursula Fuhrich-Grubert, HU Berlin
Registration for Zoom invitation required by Monday 5 December:
Abstract: For a long time, most human subjects research was performed primarily on white men. This was especially the case for research intended to be generalizable towards everyone. To address this bias, many funding agencies now have policies that require gender equality, by which they mean that women and men should be included in all generalizable research (e.g., drug treatment trials, brain imaging, exercise physiology). However, this bias correction reinforces two problematic ideas: that sex is binary and that sex difference is attributable to biological difference. Policy change that doesn’t address the history and context that led to biased sample populations only exposes bias and doesn’t fix it. So how do we include the variables of sex and gender in a way that allows us to uncover the many ways it can complicate, enhance, and broaden our understanding?And how can we show that there are times when research on women and gender diverse people actually produces the most generalizable findings?
In this year’s METIS Lecture, Professor Kathryn Clancy and Professor Jenny Davis will offer case studies across several disciplines to show how gender and sex are entangled, and enrich scholarly study. They will then suggest several queer feminist interventions into problem definition, data collection, and data interpretation towards a broader recognition of how all data are relevant — not only those that fall within a "normal range" but outliers and even those from excluded categories.

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This page last updated on: 09 November 2022

Contact für M&B Career Events

Annette Winkelmann
Berlin School of Mind and Brain
Luisenstraße 56, Room 301
Tel. +49 30 2093-89750