Working in Research Management – Focus: Communication

A workshop offered by the Bonn Graduate Center

Many young researchers love to work in academia: An inspiring, international and vivid surrounding. Research careers on the other hand go along with uncertainties and a high level of competition. But what about remaining in academia as non-scientific staff? The workshop aims at prospective scientific managers and addresses core questions relevant for this area.

Online Workshop

Tuesday, June 7, 2022
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Wednesday, June 8, 2022
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.


Dr. Jan Schmidt





Target Group

Doctoral students and early postdocs without experience in research management


Research Management


16 units are applicable within the Doctorate plus or Postdoc plus certificate

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Course Content

  • Getting familiar with different fields of research management and knowing what is demanded in those fields
  • Reflecting on your own profile and whether research management is a possible field for you to enter
  • Becoming familiar with communication and negotiation models and enhancing personal communication style

Course Description

The first step in the workshop is to differentiate between function in research management: There is not one single job description but a wide field of different tasks demanding different (communication) skills. The second part is on communication skills needed to address target groups: scientists, administrative staff, non-scientific stakeholders and more. Research management in fact means to collaborate with colleagues from various backgrounds with various aims - and to facilitate cooperation and co-creation at those different interfaces.


Bonn Graduate Center


+49 228 73-60141


Alte Sternwarte
Poppelsdorfer Allee 47
53115 Bonn

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