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Survey of Demand 2023

Dear GGS members,


Every year the GGS conducts a survey of demand among all members, i.e. PhD students, postdocs and professors.

Based on this survey, almost the entire course planning of the GGS for the following year takes place. Approximately 90% of all courses offered by the GGS per year are on topics that are most in demand according to the survey.


In terms of course modality (course language, online/present, days of the week, half-day/full-day, etc.), we also follow the wishes you expressed in the survey in almost all cases.


The following course topics were most requested by you and will therefore probably take place at GGS in the next 2 semesters:

Most requested methodology courses

Qualitative Methods
Case Studies
Qualitative Content Analysis
Questionaire Design
Regression Analysis
Interview Techniques

Most requested software courses






Most requested digitalization courses

Big Data / Smart Data

Open Access Publishing
Data & Topic Mining

Social Media Analysis


Most requested transferable skill courses

Time and Stress Management

Publishing Strategies
Application Strategies on the Job Market
External Funding/ Third Party Funding Writing (doctoral scholarship)
Academic Writing
Reading Efficiently
Networking in science 
Conducting Negotiations Successfully
Presentation Skills


We are most grateful to everyone who participated in the survey and in doing so has helped us continue to provide a demand-oriented array of offers at the GGS.


All the best from Giessen,

your GGS team