IMPRS Curriculum

IMPRS Curriculum

Our curriculum, in a nutshell, consists of lecture series and scientific skill courses in chemical ecology, an annual student symposium, supervision through cross-disciplinary thesis advisory committees (TACs), transferable skill courses, scientific outreach activities and a multitude of career development measures. As of January 2020, we have a credit point system in place, outlined in the IMPRS guidelines. Doctoral researchers obtain an IMPRS certificate detailing their IMPRS acitivities upon PhD completion. For current course and lecture offerings as well as symposium and TAC information, please see below.

Please find information on the "Basic Lecture Series" including the current program here. Lectures are offered by IMPRS faculty members. [more]
Please find information on current theoretical and practical training in chemical ecology here. Courses are offered by IMPRS faculty and their staff. [more]
Please find an overview of transferable skill courses here. These can be online or in-person workshops on academic writing, data visualization, presentation, conflict-, project- and time-management and many more. They are offered jointly with the MPI for Biogeochemistry and taught by external instructors. [more]
The IMPRS annual symposium is the central event in the IMPRS curriculum. Doctoral researchers, IMPRS faculty and guest speakers come together for scientific exchange and networking. Annual participation with either a talk or poster contribution is mandatory. [more]
Scientific outreach is an integral part of the IMPRS curriculum. Please find information on how to engage in outreach activities here. [more]
Regular meetings with thesis advisory committees are part of the IMPRS curriculum and designed to monitor scientific progress and mediate potential conflicts of interests through independent TAC members. [more]
Career workshops and excursion are an elective element of the IMPRS curriculum. Please find an overview of current offerings here. [more]
Other graduate schools in Jena and surrounding areas also offer a rich course program which might be of interest to you. Please find an overview on these offerings below. External courses credits can be counted within our curriculum if you present us with a certificate (email to: imprs@ice.mpg.de). [more]
Please find an archive of IMPRS events dating back to August 2021 here. [more]
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