Project and Time Management for Doctoral Students

A workshop offered by the Bonn Graduate Center

This workshop teaches skills to manage the doctoral thesis as a project and the focus is clearly on the concrete planning of one's own dissertation project. Day one and two concentrate on mid-term project planning, day three on calculating one´s own workload, setting priorities and organizing time on the level of daily and weekly routines.

Online Workshop

Thursday, April 25, 2024
9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Friday, April 26, 2024
9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Monday, April 29, 2024
9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.


Dr. Nils Reschke





Target Group

Doctoral students 




12 units are applicable within the Doctorate plus certificate

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After the workshop, you will know how to plan your project more precisely and what you can do to get support from your supervisors. You will reflect on your individual working style, learn how to deal with stress and with losses of motivation in the long run. All in all, our approach is to demystify the process of a doctorate by making it manageable and developing a certain distance from it.

The workshop´s methods range from trainer input to individual project planning, group works and plenum discussions. It is completed by a short survival kit where participants profit from sharing their experiences with peers and with the trainer.

To meet the needs of the participants they will be asked to fill out a questionnaire before the workshop.


  • Success factors for research projects
  • Setting goals and deriving realistic tasks
  • Planning the next 3-6 months of your doctoral project
  • Managing the supervisor relationship
  • Dealing with project risks and crises
  • Setting priorities, organizing time and workload
  • Your working style and time-management type
  • Transfer suggestions


Bonn Graduate Center


+49 228 73-60141


Alte Sternwarte
Poppelsdorfer Allee 47
53115 Bonn

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