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E-learning has the advantage that you can decide yourself when and at what pace you want to learn. On this page you will find a selection of e-learning courses that are free of charge for young scientists at TUK. 


Good scientific practice in doctoral studies

How should research results be documented? What is the right way to cite? How does one handle image sources? Answers to questions about working correctly are provided in the eLearning course "Good Academic Practice During Doctoral Studies" in German and English.

GRADE, the graduate academy of the Goethe-Universität Frankfurt has designed an interdisciplinary course which conveys the most important aspects of good scientific praxis in an interactive way. Also, more doctorate topics are covered: How to plan and organize the research plans in an useful way or which legal aspects, like in the labour law and copyright, are relevant for Ph.D. students. Five modules are available, containing comprehensive information, tests to check the knowledge gained as well as supplementary information materials. To pass all modules it needs about 60 minutes. After finishing the course there is the possibility to receive a certificate.

The contents of the course are descripted on the GRADE-website.

Members of the Nachwuchsring receive free licenses for participating the course. Those can be obtained by a short informal e-mail request to info(at)nachwuchsring.uni-kl.de


Online courses on self-learning and methodological skills

The self-learning centre of the TU Kaiserslautern offers the participation in the following courses to its employees (all courses in German):

  • Erfolgreich online präsentieren (online-rallye, supervised online-course)
  • Online-Kommunikation und -Moderation(supervised online-course)
  • Work-Life-Learn-Balance (supervised online-course)
  • Aktiv und reflexiv lernen (self-learning module)
  • Erfolgreich präsentieren (self-learning module)
  • Informationen strukturieren und Wissen erweite (self-learning module)
  • Zeit- und Selbstmanagement (self-learning module)

These courses are for free and serve the further development of the own competences. The participation in the unsupervised courses is possible at any time. More information here.

The supervised courses have a term of up about 6 weeks and take place one to two times in a semester.
You can find the dates here.

A successful participation will be confirmed through a certificate of attendance.

The registration form for the Self-Study Center courses can be found on this page.

If interested, please get in touch with the self-learning centre.
Contact person is Anja Horn  a.horn[at]disc.uni-kl.de

IDEENWALD - Startup-Course

IDEENWALD's digital course offering is aimed at (prospective) founders and includes many interesting courses that provide practical knowledge and insights into many aspects of the startup world.

Especially for English-speaking founders, they offer a Startup Course in English

In addition, there are also various German-language courses on the topic of founding which can be found here

For questions please contact Lukas Theisen: theisen(at)gruendungsbuero.info 



The department Quality Management and Human Resources Development has been offering free participation in all online trainings on the goodhabitz  platform since 2021.

You can log in with your RHRK account here

One can choose from a wide range of different trainings on topics such as productivity, management and teamwork, leadership skills or personal strength.To make the selection easier, we have compiled interesting courses for our target groups. Have fun exploring and trying them out!

By the way: Most courses are offered in different languages, besides German and English, for example also in French, Spanish and Italian!

For PhD students

Disciplined people are healthier, happier and more successful! Guess what? Discipline is like a muscle, so better start your willpower workout today!

196 min - 5 lessons

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Dying to hear how you’re doing? Hungry for feedback? This course will help you find the right way to ask for it.

190 min - 5 lessons

Ready to send your brainchild out into the world and turn ideas into plans? Learn how to lead productive brainstorming sessions. Let’s get crackin’!

216 min - 5 lessons

Feeling tense and worn out? Sort out your priorities quickly with the 80/20 rule. Soon enough, you'll have time to spare!

204 min - 5 lessons

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Emails, calls, and questions from co-workers gobbling up all of your time? The training course ‘Time Management’ will help you take back what’s yours!

218 min -  5 lessons

Mind maps help you organise your thoughts and expand your brainpower. Get your crayons out!

208 min - 5 lessons

Stop dreaming, start doing! You work to get what you want. No more loose ends: you see things through!

189 min - 5 lessons

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For applicants

Found the job of your dreams? Once you’ve taken this training course, they’d be fools not to hire you.

203 min - 5 lessons

That promotion is yours! That new job is yours! It’s all yours! As long as you’re bold, that is. Fortune favours the brave…

207 min -  5 lessons

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What fail-safe tricks does the master negotiator have up their sleeve? This online course will tell you, having you sign deal after deal in no-time.

212 min - 5 lessons

What does your body language say about you? Include your face and physique in your message. The best way to do that? This course is here to help!

214 min - 5 lessons

No more stuttering while networking. No more stammering during presentations. Brush up on your Business English and take it to the next level!

401 min - 5 lessons

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The course "Understand Business English" will help you brush up on your English comprehension skills. The more you practise, the more you’ll understand!

361 min - 5 lessons

No more embarrassing typos in your emails and status updates. Sharpen your pencil and your business English – time to start writing!

373 min - 5 lessons

For PostdocsPlus

Want to become a better, more effective networker? Take our training course The Art of Networking.

220 min - 5 lessons

Think like a strategist! From hiring competent staff to developing a perfect marketing strategy. Complete this course and think like a field marshal!

189 min - 5 lessons

Ready to master the art of letting go? Then start by confidently delegating some of your tasks! This training course will teach you exactly how.

209 min - 5 lessons

Want to have an impact, inspire, know when and how to offer support and guidance, while staying true to yourself and your vision? Here’s your manual.

201 min - 5 lessons

How to help your employees be the best they can be? This ‘Talent Development’ course is an excellent start to make them shine!

199 min - 5 lessons

For everyone

Stress as a helping hand? Most definitely! Healthy tension boosts performance, so you get things done. How? This training course will teach you.

237 min - 5 lessons

Let’s scrum! Keep track of all projects big and small. The result? On-time and on-budget products, self-organising teams and happy customers.

223 min - 5 lessons

You’ve got sixty seconds to tell your story, so plan, practise, and perform! With this course you’ll create an elevator pitch to blow everyone away.

210 min - 5 lessons

You haven’t lived till you’ve tried LSD! (That’d be ‘Listen, Summarise, Dig deeper.’) Deeper understanding, better solutions and smarter decisions.

193 min - 5 lessons

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How do you make online work efficient? How do you create team spirit? Our Online Teamwork course has the answers.

206 min - 5 lessons

Want to solve practical and theoretical problems in a creative way? Take the online course Design Thinking.

216 min - 5 lessons

How do you make better decisions? Delve into the science of it and use these new insights to your advantage. Make up your mind!

239 min - 5 lessons

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