Graduate Center Plus

At a Glance: Our Offers and Services for

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Junior Faculty

(Habilitation candidates, research group leaders, junior professors)

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Graduate Center Plus

We are your main contact at the University of Duisburg-Essen (UDE) for all interdisciplinary questions concerning doctoral research, the postdoc phase, and the path to professorship. As an early career researcher at the UDE, we support you according to your needs with transparent information and individual counselling.

Our broad range of seminars, training sessions, and events prepares you for a career inside and outside the university while encouraging personal and professional growth. Our offers also support you in building an interdisciplinary network and enable you to exchange experiences with peers and experts.

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26.03.2024 - 11:24:25

Mon, 29 April | 09:00–17:00 | on-site | English

(Home) Training Days: "Stress-free and goal-oriented through the doctorate: Stress competence for doctoral researchers" on 29 April - register now!

Doing a doctorate is a complex process that is rarely straightforward and can demand a lot of energy and resources from researchers. ...

05.03.2024 - 11:39:21

Thu, 28 March | 10:00–17:00 | online | English

(Home) Training Days: "Identity and integrity as a researcher" on 28 March - register now!

The decision to do a doctorate often brings about great changes in life. Apart from content-related and academic challenges, ...

20.02.2024 - 12:37:34

Tue, 19 March - Thu, 21 March | hybrid: Campus Duisburg & online | German

Frühjahrsakademie 2024 - Start your doctorate right (19.03–21.03.24 ) - register now!

If you are interested in pursuing a doctorate after graduation or have recently started your doctoral project, the three-day ...

06.02.2024 - 11:49:17

Mo, 26 February | 9:00–15:30 | in presence | English

(Home) Training Days: "Presenting for doctoral candidates" in February - register now!

This seminar is all about harmonising presentation content and body language. The HOW of
a presentation is just as important ...

01.02.2024 - 08:00:00

Gemeinsam statt einsam - Kollegiales Coaching für Promovierende der UDE: apply now!

Doing a doctorate is fun - and can be quite frustrating at the same time. New perspectives, insights and options for action ...

19.01.2024 - 08:38:51

Doing a doctorate with disabilities and chronic diseases - Info page is online!

It is an important concern of the UDE to reduce structural barriers for people with disabilities and/or chronic diseases. ...

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Counselling for refugee early career researchers

We offer individual counselling for early career researchers who have fled their home country. If you have any questions about opportunities to continue your PhD or postdoc at the UDE, please do not hesitate to contact us. The Graduate Center Plus shares the UDE's position on the war in Ukraine. Special information for refugee researchers from Ukraine can be found here and on the Welcome Service homepage.

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Research Academy Ruhr

We are proud to be part of the Research Academy Ruhr! Research Academy Ruhr is the cross-university platform for supporting early career researchers within the University Alliance Ruhr. It offers you access to interdisciplinary workshops and career-related information and networking events at the universities of Duisburg-Essen, Bochum, and Dortmund. Prepare for your next career steps within or beyond academia and expand your interdisciplinary network!

Visit Research Academy Ruhr’s homepage