Mobile working, public transport discounts, holiday childcare and more: as one of Schleswig-Holstein’s largest employers, we know we have a particular responsibility towards our employees. Work-life balance, family-friendliness and flexibility are an important part of this. As are a wide range of professional development opportunities.
We help you achieve professional qualifications and enable your personal development.
Discover further education, IT training, personal coaching, language courses and intercultural projects for your individual career path, among other things.
Developing your personal skills
From project management and mindfulness exercises to personnel management, we offer a broad portfolio of seminars, workshops, advice and certification. Included are courses such as ‘Language, voice, body – stepping out with confidence in everyday working life’ or ‘Targeted self-management: resource-focused, well-structured’. You can find out more about what we offer at Continuing Professional Development. Get an overview of all actors and offers in the field of personnel development at Kiel University.
Language courses and international cooperation
Alongside classic English courses, we offer our staff English-language group and presentation coaching and business and refresher courses. We enjoy collegial exchange with nine European universities as part of the SEA-EU university alliance. Our partnership with universities such as Cadiz, Gdansk and Malta provides training and networking opportunities for all our staff. These include tandem programmes and language courses, job shadowing and cultural and sporting events as well as visiting teaching posts and joint research. Learn more.
Our International Center is your point of contact for questions about academic stays abroad and our international network. The Welcome Center is our hub for international researchers and guests: our team will support and advise you on any questions concerning your work at Kiel University and your new home in Kiel.
Strengthening digital competencies
Virtual workspaces, programming languages, tools: we offer our staff training around digitisation, software use, research data management and digital infrastructure. Experts from Kiel University Central Library provide advice on media literacy, databases and knowledge management. We’re constantly training our teachers and researchers in the area of media didactics and e-learning in particular.
Alongside a range of workshops, courses and programmes, we also offer our employees one-to-one assistance. Professional coaches can support employees with new tasks, leadership responsibilities or professional challenges. Our Personnel Development Department and Continuing Professional Development Centre are here for you.