The graduate school POLMAR offers an educational training programme consisting of different types of courses, which are in general open to all interested PhD students. In case of overbooking, POLMAR members will be given preferential treatment. In order to finish the membership with a certificate, each POLMAR student has to attend a minimum number of courses at the AWI and/or at the cooperating institutions. Please read the information on the POLMAR credit point system. Please also inform your supervisors about course participations in advance.
Click here to get an overview of all scheduled POLMAR courses in 2020.
For the doctoral qualification programme POLMAR offers courses in the following categories:
- General modules – German language courses; statistic courses; scientific writing courses, lab courses
- Introductory / advanced and interdisciplinary modules – Theoretical and practical skills within the main fields of research (biosciences, geosciences, climate sciences); interdisciplinary aspects of physical and chemical oceanography, pelagic and benthic biology, marine geosciences, climate, and socio-economic aspects of marine research; methodological fundamentals
These expert courses will also involve national and international guest scientists as lecturers.
- Transferable skills modules – Social and management skills such as conflict management, project management, third-party fundraising; transferable skill courses such as management of the PhD project and carreer planning
- Expert talks
- Expert courses
Additional training offers consist of:
- Seminar series and colloquia within the different research sections at the AWI, including regular POLMAR seminars
More information on the educational programme of POLMAR can be found here.