The Center for Continuing Education at Freie Universität Berlin views itself as a bridge between academia and the research sector and society at large. It offers continuing and professional education for employees of Freie Universität Berlin and other higher education institutions, research and cultural institutions, and even members of the community who are interested in pursuing further education.
These programs and classes allow participants to update and expand their own skills and abilities on an ongoing basis and to engage in dialogue with experts and colleagues.
We develop customized, innovative learning and study arrangements geared toward specific target groups and content. Our offerings undergo continuous improvement in coordination with scholars, scientists, and experts from Freie Universität Berlin and based on the results of surveys of demand and course evaluations.
University and Administration
Options offered in this area are geared primarily toward employees of Freie Universität Berlin. They teach practical skills for successfully coping with changing requirements in the workplace.
This area offers support for processing clerks, secretarial staff, and coordinators and unit heads who deal with matters of budget and external funding management, personnel management, and event organization. For further information, please click here.
In addition, the Program to Promote Internationalization (“ProFI”) offers intercultural training activities and language classes that support the internationalization strategy of Freie Universität. For current program information, please click here.
Seminars and workshops to expand methodological and social skills, such as time management and appreciative communication, complete this program area.
Train the Trainer
As an expert, you may face questions of how you yourself can best share your specific knowledge and skills with other colleagues. The following series are offered as part of the Train the Trainer program:
In this area, the university offers introductory courses on systems specific to Freie Universität (such as Evento, Unikat, and Unizensus), selected training classes on standard software (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, Adobe Acrobat, and much more), and classes on IT security and key techniques used in digital transformations. For a list of courses offered, please click here.
Managers from areas that support academic and scientific activities and from the field of research can participate in individual and team coaching activities.
Activities to Promote Health in the Workplace
Over 30 activities are offered each year to give employees a chance to maintain and improve their mental and physical health. Key areas of focus include activities to promote movement in the workplace and strengthening personal skills in the areas of stress management and coping with other forms of mental strain associated with work. For a list of activities, please click here.
The options offered in this area are geared primarily toward scholars, scientists, and researchers. Participants can choose from seminars in an international higher education context, such as project management training sessions. Other courses, such as “Advancement Skills,” provide targeted support to junior scholars and scientists. For further information and a list of courses offered, please click here.