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New e-learning offer for scientists from the Staff Development Department

Our offer enters the second round!

In our pilot project with TwentyOneSkills, we offer a wide range of online courses specifically for target groups in research and science management. After our first pilot run, we are now entering the second round and you can register for the offer again!


The offer at a glance:

Target group E-learning offer for doctoral candidates, postdocs and other employees in research and science management
Offer 3 months unlimited access to the entire course program of the provider in the project period (July until September)
Topics include "Presentation Skills", "Science Communication", "Time Management" "Leadership" "Agile Skills", "Mental Health" (see course list below)
E-learning formats "Nuggets" (approx. 20 minutes), "Deep Dives" (2-3 hours) plus downloadable learning materials
Live-Sessions Additional optional live online sessions with other participants nationwide allow for peer group exchange
Kick-Off date Kick-off for all participants of the pilot run via Zoom (Date to be announced)
Language English with subtitles
Registration Please register for the offer using the form below.

You will find detailed information in the following sections:

Advantages of e-learning

Our partners' e-learning offerings add flexible formats to our ongoing workshop program. Learners can choose between (and combine) synchronous and asynchronous learning formats.

The advantages of our partner TwentyOneSkills at a glance:

  • Target group-specific qualification of key competencies in science
  • Unlimited access to the entire Twentyoneskills course program
  • Self-determined learning, when and where you want it
  • Cross-location networking with other participants of the Germany-wide offer
Course topics

The TwentyOne Skills learning platform currently offers more than 30 courses and is constantly being expanded and updated. A complete overview of the courses currently available can be found here.

The following key areas are covered by the e-learnings:

► Science Communication
► Career planning
► Communication and presentation
► Time management
► Good scientific practice
► New Work and Leadership
► Agility and design thinking
► Mental health

Formats: E-learnings and live formats
"Deep Dives" e-learnings with a learning duration of 2-3 hours. Deep Dives present a topic in detail.
"Nuggets" Compact e-learnings with a focus on the concrete teaching of a technique or method (learning time approx. 20 minutes).
Live formats Regular live sessions (online, 1h each) offer the opportunity to exchange ideas about course content, the application of methods or individual questions, which are then answered by experts. An overview of some exemplary live sessions can be found here.
Organizational information for participation

How can I use the e-learning offer? As part of the pilot project, the Staff Development Department is issuing a limited number of licenses to use the TwentyOneSkills e-learning platform. As a participant, you will receive access to the platform, through which you can access all courses and participate in live sessions. If you are interested, please fill out our registration form at the bottom of this webpage and briefly tell us in the "Comments" section why/with what purpose you would like to take advantage of the offer.

Do I have to pay for the license? No, the use is free of charge for you. The offer is open for all scientists of the University of Paderborn.

How long can I use the license? The license to use the e-learning platform is initially activated for 3 months. If you would like to continue using the e-learning beyond this period, we can extend the license for another three months if necessary. It is also possible to start using the license at a later date.

Do I have to study on my own? You can, if you wish, complete the courses of your choice all by yourself. Optionally, you can also network with other users in the form of a learning tandem as well as via the live sessions. You will receive more information about this at the kick-off event.

Will I receive a certificate? You will receive a certificate at the end of the program, which contains an overview of all the courses you have completed. Participants in the certificate program "Qualifizierung für Berufsfelder in Wirtschaft und Gesellschaft" can have completed e-learning modules credited to the program to the extent of a maximum of 8 work units by arrangement.

What does participation in the pilot project mean for me? All participants in the pilot group can use the program for an unlimited period of 3 months. In return, we expect you to participate in the evaluation of the program at the end of the pilot phase and reflect on your learning experience.

What happens after registration? You will receive timely feedback from us as to whether you have received a place in the pilot group. To get you started, there will be a kick-off event via Zoom, where you can get to know the platform in more detail and network with the other participants. The e-learning platform will be activated directly after the kick-off.

Can I participate even if I don't have time for the kick-off date? Yes, this is possible in principle.

Registration information

If you are interested in participating in the second round (usage period July-September), please fill out the registration form below (course number: 1002.02, course title "TwentyOneSkills"). Under "Comments", briefly tell us why/with what goal you would like to take advantage of the offer. You will receive information about the kick-off date at a later date.


Desired Cours(e)
personal details
Approval of superior

Declaration of consent *


Devision 4.5 Staff Development
Dr. Johanna Braukmann
Tel. 3587
Room B1.325


Course overview

Download the overview of all available online courses of TwentyOneSkills as pdf here


Further e-learning offers

Do you already know our other e-learning offers?

► to the E-Learning overview website

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