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International Teaching Professionals

Fit for Teaching

Target group: International and German PhD candidates,  postdoctoral researchers and junior professors
Language: English
Duration of the program: 12 months

The application round for the ITP 2023/2024 is closed.

Program overview

You want to gain teaching experience and improve your didactic skills? You are uncertain about the local teaching culture? Your students seem uninterested? You would like to improve your career opportunities by earning a certificate?

Then join the International Teaching Professionals program!

The annual certificate program includes:

  • Didactic training by experts in academic teaching practice (8 workshops in English)
  • Practical teaching project at the University of Potsdam
  • Mentoring by an experienced university teacher
  • Networking: Mutual teaching observations and exchange in the ProTeaching Forum

Program goals

  • Confident and self-assured appearance in class
  • Gain new ideas and motivation for teaching
  • Dealing with stress and improving the teaching atmosphere
  • Reflection of your teaching project with experienced teachers and colleagues
  • Interdisciplinary exchange with other ITP participants
  • Constructive feedback on problems from colleagues, mentors and trainers
  • Dealing with critical students

Upon successful completion of the program, you will receive a certificate for your future applications.

Conditions of participation & Additional information

Program Costs

Please note that the program costs are based on three membership groups:

  •     University of Potsdam
  •     Partner institution
  •     External applicant

The participation fee depends on your affiliation. For further information please check the current announcement.

Are you interested in this program?

We will be pleased to inform you as soon as a new call for applications begins and keep you up to date on program news.

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Porträt Dr. Robin Möser

Contact person: Dr. Robin Möser


Potsdam Graduate School
WIS | Wissenschaftsetage, 4. Floor
Am Kanal 47
14467 Potsdam