Competence development

Competence development

Various training offers promote your professional competence.

Here you can find various offers to further develop your professional or personal skills.


Before you book a course, you have to obtain the consent of your supervisor and department head and submit an ‘application for advanced training’ to the human resources department.

German Language Courses

Course offers of the Career Center of IPP

The Career Center offers selected on-site trainings, such as ‘Good scientific practice’ or ‘PhD supervisor training’. They are announced under ‘Events’, and we will notify you about upcoming courses and how to register for them.

If you have a suggestion for a course which you cannot find here, please let us know:

Course offers of the Max Planck Society

The Planck Academy offers a variety of courses which are all open also for IPP postdocs on the learning management system LMS.

You can choose ‘advanced search’ and then select ‘Postdocs’ in ‘browse per topic’ to get an overview of all courses offered for Postdocs.

Examples of previously offered courses

  • Conference Presentation
  • Effective Proposal Writing
  • Effective and dynamic presentations
  • Getting Published & Mastering Peer Review
  • Making a lasting impression in science through ...
  • Scientific writing workshop
  • The art of presentations
  • Interview Training
  • CV Advice
  • Strategic Application for Jobs Outside Academia

Learning Management System

External online courses

If you find an online course that seems suitable for the development of your career, please let us know. We will then decide whether this course is eligible in the frame of the IPP Career Center.







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