Organising your Curriculum
In order to enable you to tailor your personal curriculum to your individual research interests, developmental needs and career goals, the GGL has developed a credit system which ensures attendance of all components while giving you a maximum of flexibility. Our credit point system helps you to take part in each of the components (scientific training, practical methodology training, doctoral development, reporting) in a structured and balanced way.
|Component||How much time is required in total?|
|Doctoral Development Programme||72 academic teaching units (45 minutes each)|
|Research Seminar||72 academic teaching units (45 minutes each)|
|Practical Courses||10 days|
|Lab Rotations||10 days|
|Annual Conference||6 days including presentation of a poster or talk|
|Section Retreat||3 days|
20 % of each educational component may be compensated for by other elements including external training courses (as long as they are of similar quality to the GGL programme) and international conferences. Activities in support of the GGL, such as in the organising team of the GGL Annual Conference, are honoured with credits as well. Apart from these rules, you are free to choose the components of the curriculum yourself in agreement with your supervisors. GGL Members have three years time to complete all the components (extention possible for justified reasons such as family duties).
Every doctoral student and member of the GGL receives a Study Portfolio where you are asked to record all lectures, seminars, workshops, practical courses, laboratory rotations, and international congresses you attend. Attendance is confirmed with the supervisors’ or lecturers’ signature.
Together with the portfolio, theis the basis for detailed graduation certificates that summarise the doctoral training for you individually.
Before you go ahead an enter your courses you will be able to watch an instruction video teaching you how to use the credit counter. This video kann be rewatched again at any time if you need it.
The Study Portfolio and Credit Counter are a steering instrument allowing you to plan and track your doctoral education, providing transparency for your supervisors and enabling the GGL Office Management Team to organise the curriculum in a demand-driven way.