FemChem’s Competence Enhancement team wants to enable female researchers at the TU Wien by offering free education to enhance their skill-set.

We organize free seminars with highly qualified lecturers that are custom-built for female researchers associated to TU Wien. The program is currently under development and first courses will come into action during the fall semester 2018. The complete planned program consists of courses focusing on hard skills (so far: software training) as well as soft skills required in leadership (rhetorical skills, conflict management, strategic thinking, business english, etc.) and the transition from university to industry (job application training for chemists) and it is planned to offer ever more courses with each semester.Furthermore, our team would like to offer their help if certain courses for skill development are in demand but not offered so far.

Finally, it is our goal to connect women at the TU to share their knowledge with each other and benefit from each other. This goal will be pursued via a special program called “Von Frau zu Frau” (“Among Us Women”) where the skills and experiences of FemChem-participating and –associated female researchers will be shared with fellow female researchers in informal discussions and/or workshops quarterly.