Graduate School Graubünden

29. Mai 2018 – 22. Juni 2018

Scientific presentations are a key element of every scientific career. The ability to present scientific results in an interesting and convincing way is instrumental not only for successful conference presentations but also for project presentations to funding agencies, teaching activities or job interviews. This course provides participants with the necessary conceptual knowledge and strengthens their practical presentations skills.

LECTURERSProf. Dr. Urs Dahinden, Lecturer for communication science, University of Applied Sciences HTW Chur and University of Zürich
Prof. Tanja Hess, Lecturer for visualization, University of Applied Sciences HTW Chur
DATES & TIMETuesday, May 29, 10.15-15.45
Friday, June 22, 10.15-15.45
Friday, June 29, 10.15.45
LOCATIONSeminar room (basement), Swiss Institute of Allergy and Asthma Research SIAF, Obere Strasse 22, Davos Platz
COSTThe course fee is CHF 150 for the entire course. The amount is payable ten days prior to the course. You will receive an invoice and our bank details in due time.
COURSE OBJECTIVEThe participants
– get to know a variety of technical and rhetorical instruments for scientific presentations
– learn key principles of visual design
– get aware of and reflect on their individual strengths and weaknesses with regard to oral presentations
– improve their own presentation skills with practical exercises
COURSE OUTLINE– Overview on basic presentations techniques and options
– Visual Design (content architecture, layout, charts etc.)
– Practical exercise: developing and performing a short presentation (10 minutes) (video training)
– Individual feedback and suggestions for improving the presentation style
The detailed program and the homework assignments will be given to the participants in the first course meeting.
TARGET AUDIENCEPhD students, postdocs and other researchers that want to improve their presentation skills
CONTACT Course coordinator Daniela Heinen
phone 081 410 60 80
CREDIT POINTSThe workload including preparation of your presentation and homework will be approximately 30 hours. Please consult your supervisor at your university, if the course counts towards ECTS.
CERTIFICATEYou will receive a certificate of attendance, if you attend the entire course and complete your assignments.
REGISTRATIONRegistration opens on March 29, 2018 at 8.00 am. The course will not be listed for registration before. Sign up here. Deadline: April 25, 2018.
CANCELLATION POLICYWe expect you to be present for the full duration of the course. Please see our Terms of Participation for details. (Terms in German)

Course details 05-18 Scientific Presentations (PDF)