Soft Skills Seminars

In cooperation with the International Max Planck Research School for Computer Science (IMPRS-CS), soft skill seminars and language classes are offered to the staff and students of the MMCI.
The MMCI also offers soft skill workshops for staff memembers organized by external partners.

The IMPRS for Computer Science offers seminars on various subjects in the area of soft skills. The seminars are targeted at students and aimed at deepening their knowledge, as well as at providing them an opportunity for practical exercise. The various seminars usually consist of some form of lecture or presentation on the subject, as well as a practical part in which the students analyze and correct their own work and that of others. In this way, newly-acquired knowledge becomes experience.

Every year a selection out of these topics is offered:

  • Presentation Skills
  • Scientific Posters
  • Scientific Writing
  • Job Application Training
  • Time and Self Management
  • Cross-Cultural Knowledge
  • Press and Public Relations
  • Speed Reading
  • Master Seminar
  • Leadership
  • Stress Management
  • Ethics in Science
  • Influence
  • Information Retrieval
  • Third Party Fundraising

Language Classes

Those wishing to learn German because they need it in their daily lives can attend the German language classes offered by the IMPRS-CS. There are also English courses. The language classes cover different levels of proficiency and are free of charge.


Soft Skill Workshops

Since 2010, the MMCI offers workshops to Junior Research Group Leaders, Postdocs and PhDs, meeting their specific requirements.

Planned Workshops:

  • Project Management
  • Good Scientific Practice

Past Workshops:

  • Didactics, 2017 (ZWM)
  • Audio Visual/ Media Competence, 2015 (NaWik - Nationales Institut für Wissenschaftskommunikation
  • Negotiations during Initial Professorial Appointments, 2014 (ZWM)
  • Leadership and Conflict Management in Scientific Institutions, 2013 (ZWM - Zentrum für Wissenschaftsmanagement Speyer,
  • Spitzenleistungen durch professionelle Führung und Zusammenarbeit, 2010 (WiWas - Wisenschaftliche Weiterbildungsakademie Saar GmbH,