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The Graduate Center Plus

The Graduate Center Plus (GC Plus) is your central point of contact at the University of Duisburg-Essen for interdisciplinary questions concerning doctoral research, the postdoc phase, and the path to professorship. We guide you on your career path with transparent information and individual counselling according to your needs.

Our broad training and event programme promotes your personal development, informs you about career options after the doctorate, and offers you many opportunities to network with other researchers and share experiences.

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11.10.2021 - 14:28:27

International Researchers Days

From 25 to 29 October 2021, the International Office's Welcome Service offers a series of events on various topics for international researchers …

04.10.2021 - 15:25:38

UniKon-Publikation "Dr. Unbekannt"

Kürzlich ist die UniKoN-Publikation "Dr. Unbekannt: Informationsbedarfe, Angebote, Strukturen und Informationslage deutscher Hochschulen und …

04.10.2021 - 15:20:17

Societal Challenges – Lecture Series and Early Career Networking Hour

During the 2021–2022 academic year, outstanding researchers within the Aurora University Alliance will give engaging online lectures on cutting-edge …

04.10.2021 - 15:11:54

Career paths in business and society

Ask your questions regarding career chances and requirements for a career outside academia: Doctoral and postdoctoral researchers are invited …

27.09.2021 - 16:10:53

Online workshop: From PhD to Innovator

Discover your entrepreneurial potential in a two-day, free online workshop by Young Entrepreneurs in Science on 22–23 November! Learn how to …

24.09.2021 - 11:26:52

Online workshop for doctoral researchers: Academic Writing

Due to high demand, we are offering another "Academic Writing" online workshop for doctoral researchers on 11 October. This workshop supports …

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Online workshops and counselling

The COVID 19 pandemic challenges us all in a special and new way. In this situation, we would like to support you as best as we can. Since it is currently not possible to hold on-site events and consultations, we have temporarily changed our offerings into online formats.

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Home Training Days

Workshop programme

Counselling on the Compatibility of Family and Home Office

Home office during corona time is not comparable to a normal home office day. Where otherwise there are child-care centers, schools, or nursing staff available for at least part of the day, a few hours for undisturbed work have now become even rarer. Because of this special situation, we offer individual consultations for doctoral and postdoctoral researchers who are caring for children or relatives.

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Coaching Hour

Our Coaching Hour offers you the opportunity to engage in a confidential dialogue on your concerns. We offer coaching by telephone or online after prior appointment. Please contact Valentina Vasilov for appointments:

Further information (PDF)

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