The aim of the Center for Academic Psychology is to help students acquire the basic and essential knowledge and skills needed for academic work.
To gain professional excellence, it is vital that students are given sufficient time to hone their academic skills during their training and mentoring, as the quality of this fine-tuned skill will determine the quality of the work of the psychologists leaving the institution in the future. Knowledge of and adherence to academic principles is essential to becoming a professional of outstanding calibre who can make a lasting impact on the science of psychology.
In the Center, students can deepen their scientific knowledge necessary for professional excellence and become familiar with the right way of doing science. The courses focus on the philosophy of science, research methodology, science communication and dissemination. The aim of the Center is to engage students with a deeper interest in a research career in these key areas in a different, more personalized and more intensive way than conventional university education does. This provides students with an opportunity to gain personal experience in research methodology and insights into a range of internationally recognised grant-funded research projects.
Naturally, this academic experience is useful not only for those who prepare for a career in research and can use this knowledge and skills in their future careers. Being a psychologist, regardless of the sub-field, is a lifelong learning process. Whether you are a researcher, a teacher or a therapist, appropriate scientific communication, the consumption and interpretation of ever-expanding and constantly updated scientific information, requires a well-honed scientific skillset all along one's professional career, without which professional excellence in any field is neither achievable nor sustainable.