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Additional training seminars for academic employees

University of Bremen offers a broad variety of seminars for additional training of academic employees - for a career inside or outside of academia. KRAM advised colleagues to visit the following homepages in order to find the trainings you need. Some offers are free of charges, some ask for a small fee.

Since its implementation in 2007, representatives of the personnel development department exchange and KRAM thoughts on a regular basis. By this, KRAM supports the realisation of new topics and provides feedback on content and coaches alike.

Trainings are offered by different units, according to topics. Some are offered in English.
Have a look into the following web-links:

  • Personalentwicklung der Uni Bremen = Personnel development of the university with a divers programme, see website, or contact Claus Lewandowski)
  • Geschäftsstelle für Hochschuldidaktik (administrative office for didactics in higher education, offers e.g. advanced study course leading to a certificat on didactic in tertiary education in 5 modules, contact: Judith Jasper)
  • Fremdsprachenzentrum der Hochschulen im Land Bremen (foreign languages institute of the institutions of higher education in Bremen: offers seminars & language coaching)
  • International Office (internationalisation, interculturality- e.g. online  trainings on a , guest lecturer stays at a university abroad  with ERASMUS+ for staff mobility, etc.)
  • Aus- und Fortbildungszentrum (AFZ) für den Bremischen öffentlichen Dienst (the ecucation and training centre of the state of Bremen offers trainings, be it  for specific computer tools, conflict management, or stress management)
  • The dissertation centre (former Promotionszentrum ProUB) was broadend  in June 2017 under a new name BYRD, offering since then trainings and counseling also for employees after their dissertation (seminars, councel, networking  for PhD students and post doctorate employees). Carreer development in and outside of academia is the topic.This makes BYRD an interesting partner for all academic employees :-)
  • In Sept 2020 the familiy service office of University of Bremen opened; under the key word "pme Familienservice Veranstaltungen" many helpful offers can be found, also concerning homeoffice issues:
  • Studying with handicap demands from teachers at the university a professional dealings with diversity: laws in Bremen, a guideline and sample sheets are to be found in this download-area of the university.

Additionally, please note that you are entitled to take 10 days of educational leave in the span of two calendar years (not matter what subject matter you choose). Only very serious functionally reasons allow for a refusal. If in doubt, the coucil of staff representatives supports you in your entitlement, assuming that your superior does not understands the lawful guidelines correctly.