zdi Academy

Training for quality assurance - the zdi Academy 

The zdi-Akademie offers regular training courses for employees in zdi networks and zdi student laboratories. This is intended to support the zdi networks. In terms of topics, the free offer ranges from seminars on organizing a zdi center to acquisition training and media seminars in which employees learn, for example, how Facebook works. The zdi Academy seminars are organized by the zdi regional office. Both people from the zdi community are used as seminar leaders, as well as external experts.

In order to reach as many zdi coordinators as possible, some seminars are offered several times a year at different locations, and many are now also online.

Current dates of the zdi Academy

How can zdi regions design their PR work?

Communication work and public relations are among the core tasks of zdi networks. In addition to advertising courses, it is also about placing your own messages on MINT topics. But how does a zdi network manage to carry out press and public relations work as effectively as possible? How are press distribution lists set up and which topics are suitable for press work? The “Guide to PR work in zdi regions” will be presented in the zdi Academy.

Speaker: Kerstin Helmerdig is a science journalist MA and has been working at the zdi regional office since 2013.

The seminar will also be accompanied by Simone Stangier, zdi-LGS.

The online seminar will take place on Tuesday, June 14, 2022 from 10.00 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. via Zoom (you will receive the access data after registration).

Click here for registration:https://mint-community.de/kurs/zdi-akademie-wie-koennen-zdi-regionen-ihre-pr-arbeit-gestalten/

All seminars of the zdi Academy can also be found on the STEM community

In addition to the (online) seminars that have already been scheduled, the following topics are being planned: 

  • FabStore (Kamp-Lintfort)
  • Development of a social media strategy for STEM networks
  • build youth communities
  • Advertise Offers
  • Staff for networks: Which actors can strengthen me in my work as a zdi coordinator? E.g. volunteers, FSJler, pensioners/retired civil servants etc.
  • funding advice
  • Community platform tutorials
  • MINTplus / plusMINT
  • knowledge transfer
  • Education for Sustainable Development (ESD)


Registration for all seminars is via the MINT community. If you don't have access yet, please contact us:

Note for online appointments:

The online seminars are recorded in order to make them available to all participants and interested parties from the zdi community afterwards. For this purpose, the recording is uploaded to YouTube in a non-public area and made available on the MINT community platform.  

Therefore, when you register, you will receive three documents regarding data protection. 

We would like to ask you to fill out the consent form and send it back to the contact persons (the other two documents are for information). If you do not want to appear in the recording with image, sound, video and/or verbal contributions, we would ask you to leave them switched off during the online seminar or not to use them. You can ask questions using the chat function instead.