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Scientific courses

Scientific courses are mainly offered by the participating institutes of the LWF and in the context of interdisciplinary research projects. Additionally, scientific course content is offered by collaborating partner institutions. The course program is organized by the lecturer, that needs to be contacted prior to the attendance.


  • Nonlinear Time Series Analysis
    Instructor: Ray Huffaker ([Email protection active, please enable JavaScript.])
    Agricultural and Biological Engineering Department of the University of Florida.

    Monday, 24th Oct from 10:15 am -11:45 am
    Tuesday, 25th Oct from 4:15 pm -5:45 pm
    Thursday, 27th, Oct from 4:15 pm -5:45 pm
    Monday, 31st Oct from 10:15 am -11:45 am

    The workshop will take place in the PC Room Nussallee 21.


Mandatory Courses

The mandatory course module consists of BIGS-LF organized courses. The content of these courses is essential for every early career scientist and are a prerequisite for all doctoral students of the BIGS-LF to obtain their final degree. Depending on the number of participants and demand these courses can also be organized multiple times per year.


  • Intercultural Competences for Successful Collaboration in Diverse Teams
    Date: 08. + 09.08.2023 (9 - 17 o'clock at Kekuléstr. 39a, 53115 Bonn)
    Lecturer: Dr. Imke Lode, Lindengruen
    For registration send an email to [Email protection active, please enable JavaScript.]
  • Effective Scientific Presentation
    Date: 3. + 4.11.2022 | 30.11. + 1.12.2022 (Full-day course in presence)
    Lecturer: Dr. Stephen Wagner
  • Good Scientific Practice
    Date: 3. + 4.11.2022 | 10. + 11.11.2022 (half day online) 
    Lecturer: Dr. Christian Dumpitak, University Düsseldorf, iGrad



Multiple institutions of the University of Bonn offer a variety of courses dedicated to personal development including transferable/soft skill courses, german classes, entrepreneurship etc. Information on the course content and on how to sign up can be found on the respective homepages. Admission to the Doctorate plusBIGS program is organized by the BIGS-Coordinator.



Seminar Series & Lectures


  • BIGS-Land and Food PhD and PostDoc Café:
    2nd and 4th Wednesday each Month 12:00-14:00
    Katzenburgweg 9


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