Wissenschaftliches Arbeiten


The goal of this seminar is to write and present a state of the art report. A member of the teaching staff will guide and help students in acquiring the scientific material and writing the report. The students are also expected to present their work in a talk in front of their peers.

Tasks for the students:

Teaching staff will evaluate and grade students based on the following output:

Important Dates:

  • 22.10.2020: Initial meeting at 11:00 via Zoom (link on TUWEL). In this meeting, the topics and the introduction of the course will be presented.
  • 10.09.2020-01.11.2020: Confirm your enrolment on TUWEL, so that you can see the update there.
  • 23.10.2020: Select a topic on TUWEL.
  • 05.11.2020: Submit the list of literature on TUWEL.
  • Attend the following lectures:
    • TBD: "Wie schreibt man eine wissenschaftliche Arbeit" / "How to write a scientific publication", by Professor Wimmer
    • TBD: "Forschung und wie sie funktioniert" / "Science and how it works", by Professor Gröller
    • TBD: "Wie halte ich einen Vortrag" / "How to do a presentation", by Professor Purgathofer
  • 06.12.2020: Submit the report.
  • 17.12.2020, 9:00 - 17:00: The talks will take place via Zoom. The presence of the students is mandatory.
  • 15.01.2021: Submit your final report.

Grading Criteria

The seminar is split into two parts. The first (central) part accounts for 17% of the grade. The second part will account for 83% of the grade. The second part (83% of the grade) consists of:

  • The quality of the written report: 50%
  • The quality of the talk: 40%
  • Active discussion participation: 5%
  • Attendance during the lectures: 5%


All the literature that is reviewed during the seminar has to be placed in the reference section of the report. For further information about referencing, see this guide and our guidelines. We are all expected to abide by professional scientific ethics and make sure that the work is not plagiarized in any sense.

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