Institute for Web Science and Technologies · Universität Koblenz - Landau
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Workshop "German Academia and Scientific Writing"

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Winter Term 2015 / 2016

In this workshop, Web Science students from abroad will learn about the mentality and etiquette in German universities as well as what is expected from them in seminars, research papers and their thesis. The overall goal is to improve their skills in academic writing. 

Workshop content

  • Academia in Germany
  • The scientific method
  • Types of papers in computer science
  • How to structure your text
  • Proper Referencing
  • Language and style


The workshop is divided into three parts. Part 1 provides an introduction to academia in Germany as well as culture and etiquette in German universities. Part 2 consists of theory as well as practical exercises. Students learn and understand the process and requirements of academic writing. In part 3, participants improve their own text(s) (e.g. seminar works, thesis) in practical exercises. 

Time and Date

  • Part 1: Friday, 16. October, 11 a.m. – 12 noon, room B 013
  • Part 2: Friday, 16. October, 1–4 p.m.,  room B 013 (slides)
  • Part 3: Friday, 18. December, 1–4 p.m., room B 013 (slides)


Part 1 will be given by Ms. Susanne Kämmerer. She is a Foreign Language Teacher at University of Koblenz-Landau's competence center for studys and career.

Part 2 and 3 will be given by Dr. Ulrich Wechselberger. He has a degree and Ph.D. in educational science with psychology and sociology as minors. During his work at the computer science department at University of Koblenz-Landau he has supervised various diploma and master theses with an interdisciplinary focus. As a Post-Doc at University of Paderborn he was an advisor for Ph.D. students and Post-Docs in empirical research methods. 

Registration Needed!

The number of participants is limited, all seats are now taken.