International Teaching Professionals

Supplemental Certificate for Early-Stage Researchers

Are you planning an international academic career? Do you want to improve your didactic skills and gather teaching experience? Would you like to network with other international researchers?
The Potsdam Graduate School offers an English-language teaching certification designed as a supplemental qualification for internationally-oriented researchers. The International Teaching Professionals (ITP) program provides early-stage researchers with a comprehensive framework in which to further their university didactic skills and network with one another. The program is designed both for foreign PhD and postdoctoral candidates, as well as German researchers who aim at an international academic career.

 The next program announcement will be published in May 2017.

Further information about ITP

 Goal of the program

For foreign researchers, it is frequently difficult to gain teaching experience due to language barriers or uncertainties about the local teaching culture. The “International Teaching Professionals” program provides the participants with didactic and methodological know-how and helps them design a course in close connection with their own field of research and communicate it to students. The certified teaching experience offers a long-term advantage for their future academic careers. Along with the acquisition of university didactic competence, the program additionally aims to improve networking among international researchers.

 What the program includes:

  • Didactic training by didactic experts in English
  • Practical teaching project at one of the departments of the University of Potsdam
  • Mentoring by an experienced university teacher
  • The “ProTeaching” forum to exchange ideas
  • Mutual teaching observations to support peer feedback
  • A final certificate documenting participation in the program
  • For international PhD candidates of the University of Potsdam can be offered financial support to compensate for additional work load which might arise with program participation

We assorted a list of frequently asked questions with the corresponding answers.
Please find this list here: FAQ



Caroline Babbe
Tel: +49 331 977-1849
E-mail: pogs@uni-

Kick-Off and Closing Event 2016

International Teaching Professionals 2015

At Thursday, November 17th, 2016 the combined Kick-off & Closing Event of the International Teaching Professionals program, the Closing Event of the Science meets Market (EPE) program and the PoGS Science Club took place at the Wissenschaftsetage.

For more information on this event, including a photo gallery, follow this link.

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