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 has designed a special programme consisting of five modules, with each offering different courses that cater to the needs and interests of employees. In addition to the seminars on methods and research design as well as area studies and comparative area studies, the GIGA offers language and sport courses and university-level training. Information about the special programme offer is provided in a quarterly newsletter.

In addition to the GIGA’s programme, staff can attend external training courses, for which they can apply for financial support from the GIGA.

It is also possible to receive a certificate for taking part in this in-service training programme. In order to do so, participants must provide evidence of having completed 60 units (1 unit = 45 minutes) of at least four of the five modules.