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Training at the GIGA

    Expanding and renewing knowledge is a constant part of scholarly and administrative work. The GIGA therefore enables its employees to continually develop themselves.

    To achieve this, the GIGA offers different options, which are based on the interests of its employees. The GIGA Doctoral Programme offers a comprehensive course programme that includes core social science modules that are complemented by sessions on concrete examples from GIGA research. Soft skills training such as presentation and moderation techniques, intercultural competence or media training is also part of the course programme, which is open to all staff of the institute. In addition, the GIGA offers regular English and German language courses.

    The GIGA regularly evaluates the accuracy of fit of the internal training in order to continuously expand and develop the offers based on the needs of its employees.

    In addition to the internal training offers, staff can attend external training possibilities and specialised courses, for which they can apply for financial support from the GIGA. The Academic Development Manager offers assistance in finding suitable offers.


    GIGA Doctoral Programme

    The GIGA has a long tradition of integrating young researchers into its research structure. This tradition culminated in the establishment of the GIGA Doctoral Programme. This programme seeks to provide a platform for young, international, and German academics, from which they can pursue their research and professional development, particularly in the field of comparative area studies (CAS).