Soft Skills

Intercultural weekend

The weekend-training "Working and Living in an Intercultural Context" is a joint workshop for BIGS-DR participants, the Food Security Center (FSC) at the University of Hohenheim, the ARTS master's program from the University of Bonn, and the UNU-EHS. This DAAD-funded workshop exposes students to the experiences of working in an intercultural atmosphere, providing theoretical and practical training.

Workshop on Research Ethics

Guidance on research ethics is introduced in this workshop to students and researchers who will begin their field research. The workshop prepares students to submit an ethical clearance form to undergo review by the Ethics Committee. Approval of the ethical clearance form means students are granted their leave to conduct their field research.

Leadership Skills

The annual leadership skills workshop is offered to our second and third year doctoral students, especially those who are nearing the end of their doctoral studies. This workshop exposes students to styles of leadership through theoretical, practical, and group exercises.