Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg

2009 - Courses for SAOT members

Scientific writing and publishing

5th December 2009, 9.00 a.m. - 5.00 p.m., Paul-Gordan-Strasse 6

Lecturer: Dr. Louise Fuller, Jane Fraser Association

Preliminary course outline.

For this course it is necessary that all students prepare some small exercises before the course. The course includes the option to submit own papers in advance for which an individual feedback is given.

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Scientific English

by Sheila Regan, 7th of November 2009, 9.00 a.m. - 5.00 p.m., Paul-Gordan-Strasse 6

A practical, hands-on writing course designed to help students improve their writing of abstracts, papers and other academic pieces of writing. The course also look at editing techniques and vocabulary and phrases typically used in academic scientific English.

Topics:

  • Writing an abstract, Describing figures, processes, change
  • Editing your paper
  • Improving your academic writing style
  • Writing funding proposals, professional email correspondence

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Virtual Teams THAT WORK

24./25.04.2009 in Erlangen.

Within the last decade the definitions of ‘teams and teamwork’ have shifted quite significantly. It used to be that a team was an intact group of people working in conjunction with one another and having frequent if not constant face to face interactions. The Global Economy has changed that notion radically. Nowadays teams are more and more often quite dispersed, with members not just in different buildings but often on different continents. (...)

Please find more information in the description of all courses in social skills: pdf-file.

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Facilitating Meetings - Team decision making and problem solving

06./07.03.2009 in Erlangen

Meetings are a crucial element of business, with millions being held all over the world every day. Managing meetings will help you to improve your handling of meetings - whether you are attending as a participant or as the chairperson - so that they run efficiently and effectively.(...)

Please find more information in the description of all courses in social skills: pdf-file.

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English for Ph.D. students

Wednesday, 6.00 - 8.00 p.m., 15.10.2008 - 04.02.2009

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Clear communication

16./17.01.2009 in Erlangen

In this module you will learn practical ground rules for running meetings with teams or individuals in terms of clear communication. The seminar goes on to look at techniques for dealing with ‘difficult situations’ including ways of defending your corner.

Please find more information in the description of all courses in social skills: pdf-file.

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Mission

SAOT provides an interdisciplinary research and education program of excellence within a broad international network of distinguished experts to promote innovation and leadership in the areas

Optical Metrology
Optical Material Processing
Optics in Medicine
Optics in Communication and Information Technology
Optical Materials and Systems
and Computational Optics.