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New: Due to the Covid-19 pandemic we offer all our courses now also online.

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Convincing through Logic

The Institute of Argumentation Competence offers Courses on Critical Reasoning and Logic for young scientists, managers and students.


Courses for PhD students and postdocs

Scientists have to give arguments in many different contexts: in their publications, in lab-meetings, in grant-applications and in talks at conferences…


Courses for managers

Managers have to deal with arguments every day: In discussions, e-mails, and in public relations. Everyone who wants to be able to express himself in a more precise and direct way can learn a lot from logic…


Courses for students

Critical Reasoning is a key-competence for undergraduate students. It helps them to identify the crucial elements in scientific texts and to structure their own writing in a clear and straight-forward way…

Upcoming events

26.+27. November 2020

„Schlüssig argumentieren – Grundlagen einer logischen Argumentation“

Kommunales Bildungswerk e.V.

07.+08. Dezember 2020

„Präzise schriftlich argumentieren  – logische Grundlagen und praktische Tipps“

Kommunales Bildungswerk e.V.


Our customers include more than 50 universities and research institutes in Europe. See here a list of our references!

It’s all about Logic!

Many people are not aware that logic is a scientific discipline in its own right.

Logicians analyze what kinds of inferences are formally valid and what kinds of inferences are not valid.

In our seminars we introduce basic concepts of logic and apply them to arguments in science, politics and everyday-life at the office.

Logic and Argumentation

Our courses are all about good argumentation, but with a focus on logic rather than rhetoric. In our course we take basic concepts of logic such as validity and soundness of arguments as a starting point from which we derive practical techniques for good argumentation. These techniques help you to

state arguments precisely and convincingly

identify logical flaws and unfair arguments

avoid misunderstandings

think more precisely and well structured

reflect critically on your own decisions

train analytical thinking


Critical Reasoning is already well established as an academic discipline in English-speaking countries. However, in Germany and most of Europe it has been largely ignored.

In Germany we are one of the first institutions that offer seminars on this topic.

Why us?

already over 2.000 satisfied participants

over 7 years of experience

continuously developed seminar concepts

Our participants state…

TU München

”It was the best course I have taken so far. I loved it and feel that it will completely change my approach when dealing with scientific literature or production of scientific texts.” (April 2019)

PRBB Barcelona Intervals Programme

”It was great. I found it really interesting and useful. Malte is an awesome teacher. All scientists should take courses in logic.” (October 2019)

PRBB Barcelona Intervals Programme

“I have learnt some tips for oral argumentation that I could use both in my everyday life and academic life.” (October 2019)

Dahlem Research School Berlin

“This is a very relevant course that every PhD student would find it worthwhile.” (February 2019)

PRBB Barcelona Intervals Programme

“I very much enjoyed this course! I realized how people attack me with invalid arguments and missunderstand my sentences. Thanks to this course I know to react to them and defend my argument.” (February 2016)

Life Science Graduate School Zürich

„This was my last course as a PhD student, but the first one which should have deserved to last longer.” (March 2015)


Institut für Argumentationskompetenz

Leipziger Platz 15, 10117 Berlin

Tel: 03322 4237236

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