Please note! Course description is confirmed for two academic years, which means that in general, e.g. Learning outcomes, assessment methods and key content stays unchanged. However, via course syllabus, it is possible to specify or change the course execution in each realization of the course, such as how the contact sessions are organized, assessment methods weighted or materials used.


Advancing students' skills in academic research, presentations, and discussions.

Credits: 3

Schedule: 22.10.2020 - 20.05.2021

Teacher in charge (valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022): Masood Masoodian

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Masood Masoodian

Contact information for the course (applies in this implementation):

CEFR level (applies in this implementation):

Language of instruction and studies (valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022):

Teaching language: English

Languages of study attainment: English


  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Students present their current research related to their doctoral thesis, as well as recently published or in-progress conference papers and journal articles. The aim is to participate in group discussions resulting from these presentations for the benefit of the presenter and other doctoral students. Visiting researchers and thesis advisors will also be invited to participate and give presentations on relevant topics.

Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Active participation in discussions, feedback and reflection is required in addition to own presentations.

  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Attendance in the monthly seminar. Indenpendent work.


Study Material
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Research papers and literature specified according to the topic of specific seminars.