Academic Communication Strategies

Academic Communication Strategies (in English)

Academic discourse certainly has rules. These rules are, however, unwritten – and differ considerably from other social contexts such as economics or politics. To achieve career goals in universities and research institutions, it is crucial to know and apply the specifics that shape academic communication.

This seminar focuses on the following specifics: contributions in seminars and workshops, meetings and negotiations with supervisors, and discussions after presentations.

The training includes basics of body language and recommendations on how to lead a discussion in a chair position.

The language of this workshop is English and is targeted at doctoral researchers from all disciplines.


Workshop Information

:  March 11th, 2009

: 9.30 a.m. - 5.00 p.m.

"Starterzentrum 2", which lies a little bit outside the campus near the bus stop "Wildpark" in the street "Fuchstälchen" (please click here to download a site plan)

:60 Euro

see right-hand side of website (the workshop is already booked up)


Important: For each PhD student, participation in the GradUS workshops is sponsored with 100 Euro per year by the presidium of Saarland University, which are considered when calculating course fees. Participation in every workshop is certificated.


Dr. Sylvia Löhken holds a Ph.D. in Linguistics. She looks back on a broad range of experience in both research and academic teaching. Before founding her own company, textATRIUM, she held responsible positions in the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) in Germany and Japan for a decade. Today, Dr. Löhken works with professionals (academic, administrational or IT background) who want to develop and improve their communication strategies.