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Science Management

Strengthening management capacities in scientific institutions

Traget group: Postdoctoral researchers, Junior professors
Language: German
Duration of the program: 9 month

The next call for proposals will probably takes place in 2025.

verschiedene Ausschnitte aus dem Arbeitsalltag (Laptop, Meeting,socziale Netzwerke)
Photo: PoGS|Adobe Stock

Programm overview

Science management requires extensive competencies and comprehensive knowledge of the organisation and control of scientific institutions. Participants in the program acquire fundamental and diversified knowledge for their everyday work that is adapted to the specifics of scientific organisations.

Program goals

Themes of the program:

  • Introduction to Science Management
  • Science organisations and legal foundations
  • Management of universities
  • Financial management
  • Human resource management
  • Project management
  • Change management
  • Quality management
  • Science marketing

An integral part of the program is an accompanying mentoring. Experienced specialists in science management will accompany you during the program period. This allows insights into the everyday work of science managers and the clarification of individual career questions

Quote, program participants

“Through the module Internship - Mentoring - Study Visit, I also gained great insights into possible career options. And still today I use my contacts to the other participants.”

Quote, program participants

“The understanding for current challenges of the German university landscape helped me to win through the competitive selection process of the German Federal Ministry of Science and Education.”

Conditions of participation & Additional information

The program is aimed at postdocs of all scientific disciplines. Please note your status as one of the following:

  • University of Potsdam
  • Partner institutions
  • External

The participation fee depends on your status. For further information please refer to the current announcement.


Please submit the following application documents during the application period:

  • Online-Registriation
  • Letter of motivation
  • Preliminary confirmation of participation
  • Coverage of costs

For detailed information, please refer to current announcement.

Porträt Dr. Bettina Buchholz

Contact person: Dr. Bettina Buchholz

Potsdam Graduate School


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