Monday 16.01. and Tuesday 17.01.2023 [13:00 - 17:00]

The seminar addresses first stage researchers (before dissertation and with completed master's degree) and early postdocs.


Can scientists be creative? This seminar shows how you can use creative techniques to improve your research and writing process and ultimately your product, the scientific publication.


The science of creativity: understanding creativity and why it is important for scientists.
How is scientific research and writing a creative act?
What can we learn from artists, writers, engineers and other scientists?
Loosening the scientific grip: using creativity to find your scientific “story”
Using your imagination, observation, and critical thinking to inspire (yourself and others).
Practical strategies that you can use daily to open up your thinking, have fun with your work, solve problems, and ask questions.


PowerPoint presentation, discussion, pair and group work, practical creativity and writing exercises

Group size: max. 12 participants

The workshop will take place online via ZOOM.

Dr. Katherine Tiede
has spent more than three decades working with scientists on how to communicate their research. She draws on her background in linguistics to provide scientists with tools to be able to see their writing as a reader does as well as tools to draft, write, and revise more effectively. She completed her Ph.D. at the University of Toronto and after a decade as faculty, began in 2008 to give annual seminars at Austrian universities such as the University of Vienna, Vienna University of Technology and Graz University of Technology.

Info for registration

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The participation is free of charge.
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