Curriculum

IMPRS-ESM runs a flexible curriculum. A few principal teaching units are offered repeatedly including two mandatory units (our introduction to Earth system sciences and modelling and the annual retreat) as well as a summer school.

Please note: The majority of IMPRS-ESM courses are offered according to demand from participants and the interests of the lecturers. Doctoral candidates choose courses based on their own scientific interest and to best complement their personal training scheme. PhD candidates earn a minimum of 12 IMPRS-ESM credit points throughout their doctoral term.
Credit points may also be gained for online courses of different external providers. The IMPRS-ESM office provides a list of online courses that have been taken by our PhD candidates.

IMPRS-ESM also encourages doctoral candidates to pursue courses offered by

Winter semester 2021/22

Title (Lecturer)DatesTime/PlaceCrd.
S_39 Generic Academic Skills (Jochem Marotzke)11 Oct 2021 - 24 Jan 2022Mondays
15:00 -17:00
2
E_122 The Greenhouse Effect and Earth's Climate Sensitivity12 Oct 2021 - 25 Jan 2022Tuesdays
17:00-18:30
(web-based)
2
E_169 Land Processes and Carbon Feedbacks (Victor Brovkin)14 Oct 2021 - 27 Jan 2022Thursdays
10:15-11:45
room tbd
2
I_10 EaSyMS Earth System Modeling School (C. Reick et al)3 - 10 December 2021Geomatikum, 17th floor2
IMPRS Annual Retreat8 - 10 September 2021
postponed to 16 - 18 Feb 22
Bad Segeberg-
S_41 Advanced Scientific Writing (J. Marotzke & D. Murphy)7 - 11 March 2022time tbd2

Summer semester 2021

Title (Lecturer)DatesTime/PlaceCrd.
S_36 Climate Dynamics (Jochem Marotzke)12 April - July 2021Mondays
15:15-17:00
web-based
2 (+2 credits for course report)
I_01 Introduction to Earth System Science and Modelling
(Bjorn Stevens et al.)

starting 21 June 2021

web-based2
S_89 Good Scientific Practice (M. Mende)9 - 10 September 202113:00-18:00
web-based
1
IMPRS Annual Retreat8 - 10 September 2021
postponed to 16 - 18 Feb 22
Bad Segeberg-

Winter semester 2020/21

Title (Lecturer)DatesTime/PlaceCrd.
S_39 Generic Academic Skills (Jochem Marotzke)2 Nov 2020 - 8 Feb 2021Mondays
15:15-17:00
(web-based)
2
E_122 The Tradewinds (B. Stevens & H. Schmidt)24 Nov 2020 - 2 Mar 2021Tuesdays
17:00-19:00
(web-based)
2
S_85 Practical Introduction to Nonlinear Dynamics (G. Datseris)4 Nov 2020 - 17 Feb 2021

Wednesdays 15 – 17h (lecture)
Thursdays 15 – 16h (exercises)
(web-based)

2
E_169 Land Processes and Carbon Feedbacks (Victor Brovkin)5 Nov 2020 - 18 Feb 2021Thursdays
10:15-11:45
GB 5, Room 006
2
E_200 Meteorological Statistics (R. Blender & J.-S. von Storch)6 Nov 2020 - 19 Feb 2021Fridays
12:00-14:00
(web-based)
2
S_86 Marketing for Scientists (M. Kuchner)11 + 18 Dec 2020Fridays
15:00-16:30
(web-based)
-
S_61 Presentation Skills (S. Lerch)25 - 27 Jan 2021

Mon 9:00-13:00
Tue 9:00-12:00 / 14:00-17:00
Wed 9:00-13:00
(web-based)

1
S_87 Project and Time Management for Scientists (A. Britz)11 + 18 Feb 2021

Thur 9:00-13:00
(web-based)

1
S_41 Advanced Scientific Writing (J. Marotzke & D. Murphy)22 - 26 Mar 202113:00
(web-based)
2