Graduate School Graubünden

29. August 2019 – 30. August 2019


How can scientists benefit from being present on social media and from communicating actively online?

Please note that we will be offering either the course 05-19 Communicating Science Online or the course 04-19 Scientific Writing on August 29 & 30, 2019, depending on how many of you are interested to participate. You will be notified by beginning of August, which course we will organize.

TRAINERDr. Tobias Maier,
DATES & TIMEThursday, August 29, 2019 (09:00 am to 05:00 pm) & Friday, August 30, 2019, (08:30 am to 04:30 pm)
LOCATIONSLF, Flüelastrasse 11, Davos Dorf
COURSE The course “Communicating Science Online” offers a well-structured and comprehensive introduction to online media with a particular focus on how scientists can make the most of Twitter, LinkedIn, ResearchGate and blogs.

• Participants of this seminar will have identified and understood the factors underlying effective science communication.
• They will be able to decide which online tools and networks offer tangible benefits.
• Participants will be equipped and encouraged to actively participate in communicating science online.

• Who communicates in the new media landscape?
• The digital profile and how to influence it
• Social networks and their benefit for scientists
• Digital tools for scholarly communication
• Science blogging for beginners
• A framework for successful science communication
• Dos and Don’ts when communicating online
TARGET AUDIENCEPhD students and postdocs will be prioritized, however this workshop is open to researchers of all stages from member institutions of Academia Raetica.
CONTACT Course Coordinator: Daniela Heinen,, phone 081 410 60 80
CREDIT POINTSThe workload will be approximately 16 hours. Please check with your su­pervisor at your university, if the course counts towards ECTS.
COURSE CERTIFICATEYou will receive a certificate of attendance, if you attend the entire course.
REGISTRATIONOnline registration opens on Wednesday May 22, 2019 at 10.00 am. Sign up here. Deadline for registration: July 24, 2019. You will receive a confirmation of your registration within a few days after your registration.
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)
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.

About the Trainer
Dr. Tobias Maier holds a doctorate in biochemistry and has gained more than 10 years of research experience at internationally leading institutes. His scientific articles have been published in “Science and Cell”. Since 2008, he has also published more than 450 articles on his blog „WeiterGen“ published at “ScienceBlogs”. Tobias Maier has several years of experience as a freelance trainer for courses specifically for scientists. Since 2015 he is a lecturer at NaWik and conducts social media seminars and scientific writing seminars.

Course outline 05-19 Communicating your science online (PDF)