The graduate students a required to participate in the chemical colloquium of the Faculty of Chemistry. The current schedule can be found
The various scientific teams organise seminars where graduate students can present and critically discuss their own scientific work
as well as recent publications within or outside of their field. The subjects of the seminars of all working groups can be found in
the electronic teaching programme of Bielefeld University here.
Each graduate student is supposed to give one or two presentations about the progress of her/his dissertation project. These
presentations will be given at Graduate School workshops, which are organised biannually by the student members of the Graduate
School's steering committee. Each presentation should be aimed at stimulating scientific communication and discussion between the
participants of the International Graduate School of Chemistry and Biochemistry. The programme of the last workshop can be found
Faculty members and guest scientists may offer ring lectures on special topics, either in the form of a block seminar or as
a (bi-)weekly lecture course. Alternatively, lecture courses of other faculties (e.g., Biology, Physics, Informatics, etc.) or
those of other Graduate Schools may be attended upon approval. In addition, other qualifications (e.g. foreign languages,
patent law, business or project management) will be accepted as adequate practical performance when a corresponding
certificate has been issued. In addition, other qualifications (e.g. foreign languages, patent law, business or project management)
will be accepted as adequate when a corresponding certificate has been issued.
Practical courses offer the opportunity to the Graduate School's students to study additional experimental or theoretical methods
besides their own dissertation subject.
Subject specific arrangements are practical courses which are offered by members of the International Graduate School of
Chemistry and Biochemistry. The graduate students can choose how to fulfil the practical course requirements, either by attending
a practical course (internal of external), or by organising and offering a practical course for other graduate students. The practical
courses to be offered have to be approved by the Graduate School's steering committee and may also be performed externally.
Short-term guest visits to external working groups may be accepted as practical course upon application.
Soft Skill Courses
In addition to courses on topics in the realm of chemistry-related professional training, graduate students have the opportunity to
improve their soft skills by attending courses particularly aimed to that effect. Such courses are either organized sporadically by
the Graduate School and on regular terms by Bielefeld University's department 'Personnel development for researchers and teachers'.
The programme of current and future courses can be found