Welcome to Graduate Center Plus

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Inform, promote, qualify

Graduate Center Plus supports the faculties of the University of Duisburg-Essen (UDE) in optimally promoting early career researchers. We offer advanced Master's students, doctoral and postdoctoral researchers:

  • interdisciplinary information, e.g. on career paths within and outside academia, on general conditions for doctoral studies and on criteria for good scientific practice

  • a voluntary, interdisciplinary workshop program to strengthen one's own competencies

  • access to the offers of the Research Academy Ruhr

  • a target group-specific overview of national and international funding opportunities as well as of the services offered by the faculties and institutions at the UDE

  • personal consulting and facilitation of contact persons

  • networking within the University Alliance Ruhr (UA Ruhr) and beyond

Here you will find at a glance:

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Our Program

Find out more about our workshop offers for doctoral and postdoctoral researchers:

more aboutOur Program


Useful information about the doctoral process, career paths, good scientific practice and faculties' services:

more aboutInfos

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Funding and Financing

Scholarships, prices and research support – are you looking for funding opportunities? We offer advice and information on different funding options:

more aboutFunding and Financing

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Gender and Diversity

Here we provide information about our activities in the areas of promoting female early career researchers, diversity and internationalization:

more aboutGender and Diversity

Together with RUB Research School and Graduate Center TU Dortmund, we are committed to supporting early career researchers within the University Alliance Ruhr. Learn more about Research Academy Ruhr and its offers:

more aboutResearch Academy Ruhr