Professional Development
for Scientists

Time-Management | Presentation | Leadership | Communication

That you can proceed successfully in your scientific career 

while already feeling deeply fulfilled - 

this is what I highly care for.

HI! I am Matthias.
I support young scientists on their path towards a life, in which they can reliably celebrate successes and feel deep inner fulfillment. My seminars and online-courses accompany you during your studies, doctorate, postdoc, during your scientific career. What do you currently focus on in your professional development?

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About young scientists' academy

  • Dr. Matthias Mayer founded ysa in 2021 to provide new paths for scientists in online education
  • ysa is based on the experience of 15+ years of young scientists' training
  • and more than 10 years of online experience
  • the courses receive reliably first-class feedback
  • all courses online - in English or German
  • the courses not only focus on how to be more successful professionally, but also how to live a fulfilled life at the same time
  • live-online-seminars: highly individual, tailored to individual learning goals, focusing on the participants' needs and wishes

Matthias in an online-seminar

What participants say

Lisa Matthias PhD Student, FU Berlin
Nan Zhang PhD Student, Univ. of Tübingen
Yu-Ming Huang PhD Student, Univ. of Tübingen
Larissa Höfling Doktorandin, Univ. Tübingen
Yawei Gu PhD Student, Univ. of Freiburg
Wala Jaser PhD Student, Univ. of Tübingen
Emely Reinhold Studentin, Univ. Hamburg
Xiulin Ng PhD Student, Univ. of Freiburg

A game-changer for me

Matthias is incredibly enthusiastic about his work and also talked about his own experiences and struggles [...] it was [his] way of communicating that encouraged me to reflect and then be consistent in using the tools that I found most helpful.

You will never regret this decision!

I felt like I was sitting at the real classroom even though it`s online [...] I benefited a lot during this seminar. [...] I received a lot of valuable feedbacks about giving talks on stage. I would strongly recommend you to attend this seminar. You will never regret this decision!

Thanks a lot, Dr. Matthias Mayer!

[...] I highly recommend other PhD candidates and PostDocs to participate his course. [...] my CV change drastically, even though I’ve visited a few similar job application courses during my bachelor in both Taiwan and in Germany. [...] Thanks a lot, Dr. Matthias Mayer!

erfrischend anders

Der Workshop zu Zeitmanagement mit Matthias war erfrischend anders: sehr interaktiv [...] und sehr persönlich. [... Ich habe] für mich vor allem eine andere Sichtweise auf Zeit, Arbeit und mein Potenzial mitgenommen. Ich frage nicht mehr: „Wie soll ich so viele Aufgaben in so kurzer Zeit bewältigen?“ sondern eher: „Wie kann ich die Zeit für mich und meine Ziele optimal nutzen?“.
Ich bin mir sicher, dass das Seminar nachhaltig einen positiven Einfluss nicht nur auf meine ArbeitsZeit, sondern auch auf meine LebensZeit haben wird.

... definitely deserves participation

The most important things I learned from the course are setting the priority and how to say no [...] This [course] gave me a chance to deeply think about my daily routines and what is really important for myself [...]

I could raise my presentation skills from good to excellent [...] Strongly recommended!

Matthias was very professional, enthusiastic, and patient and he gave us the feeling that he was interested in helping each one of us to develop their skills in the directions we needed. [...] Strongly recommended!

Geballte Zeit für Denkanstöße

Das Seminar [...] bietet eine geballte Zeit für Denkanstöße um ebendiese Balance zu finden [...] Matthias ist die Person, die dir zeigt, was du alles für deine Reise brauchst und dir hilft deinen Rucksack zu packen! Er erklärt auf eine sehr inspirierende und ermutigende Art bildliche Analogien und Metaphern, die im Gedächtnis bleiben und dich auf deinem Weg begleiten.

What luck to be offered a place in his energetic courses

I felt supported and considered throughout, and came away with valuable tips and methods that I would not have easily come across otherwise. [...] I am definitely looking forward to taking more in the future!

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