Course offerings

Training in general skills can be found inside and outside the campus. General skills include academic writing and presenting, but also project management, personal management for the PhD-track etc. An overview of courses and can be found below.

If you are interested in participating in one of these courses, please get in touch with the contact person mentioned for the course. Reimbursement of the cost must be arranged with your employer.

Upcoming courses

E.g., 10/22/2017
19 - 21
Sep Nov
19 September 2017 09:30 - 21 November 2017 13:00
In this course, we offer tools and guidelines for designing personal supervising strategies and for coping with frequently occurring problems.
16 - 27
16 October 2017 09:00 - 27 October 2017 17:00
Join us in the new elective course: Co-create: life's professional challenges
6 - 7
6 November 2017 09:00 - 7 November 2017 16:30
Join one of the Impact track sessions and learn how to achieve real impact with your research.
8 - 6
Nov Dec
8 November 2017 09:00 - 6 December 2017 17:00
This course combines the technical writing part that allows you to reach your reader and learn to use story design tools to create excitement.
9 - 5
Nov Jan
9 November 2017 09:00 - 5 January 2018 17:00
The Postdoc Career Development Initiative (PCDI) is an organisation with a societal mission


Louis Bonaparte Society

Grand Opening Academic Year 2016
September 26th, 19:00

You enjoy philosophy, science and geeking out?
You find formal programs too dry and student parties too flat?

  • We provide an open network for Master students and PhD researchers to facilitate interdisciplinary discussion.
  • We gather over dinner and drinks in small groups in a friendly & relaxed atmosphere in order to learn from each other, to share and test ideas.
  • Larger meetings happen throughout the year in the form of LOUx events, random picnics in the park or excursions.
  • We combine intellectual exchange with friendship and having a great time.

Our aim is to continue the noble quest for truth 
and to do it in the most pleasant of circumstances!

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Courses on integrity

The Graduate School offers courses about integrity in science. We start next spring with ‘The Concience App’, a play followed by a group discussion about integrity issues, which you might recognise from your own experience. Contact dr. Egbert Mulder (

Courses on communication and personal development

Courses in communication and personal development are available at different institutes outside the school. Below your find the offerings of the James Boswell Institute and COLUU. You are free to venture elsewhere for training opportunities. Employees from FOM can also benefit from FOM-courses, which are available via their website.

James Boswell Institute

James Boswell Institute offers courses in presenting, writing and teaching.