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 entails a comprehensive course programme that includes courses on theory, methods, and research design, as well as its own seminar series (Global Approach to CAS Series) on the global approach. Soft-skills training such as presentation and moderation techniques or media training is also part of the course programme, and is open to all institute staff. In addition, the GIGA offers ongoing English and German language courses. The GIGA regularly evaluates the fit of the internal training in order to continuously expand and develop the offers based on the needs of its employees.

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