Strengthening Competencies, Generating Opportunities

Graduate Center Plus (GC Plus) supports the faculties of the University of Duisburg-Essen (UDE) in optimally promoting early career researchers at all career levels. Advanced Master's students, doctoral researchers, and postdoctoral researchers benefit from:

  • interdisciplinary information, e.g. on doctoral studies at the UDE, career paths within and beyond academia, and criteria for good scientific practice
  • a voluntary, interdisciplinary workshop programme 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 support 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

18.10.2019 - 09:17:06

DiMento – a mentoring programme for Master's students and doctoral researchers

In January 2020, the next round of DiMento – a mentoring programme supporting Master’s students and doctoral researchers' transition into …

18.10.2019 - 09:10:38

Workshops for doctoral researchers in November

In November, doknet will offer two workshops – "Wer hat an der Uhr gedreht? Wissenschaftsalltag effizient strukturieren und gestalten" (5.11.) …

14.10.2019 - 15:47:31

Info event "Heute Studentin! Morgen Doktorandin?"

You are wondering whether doctoral studies are the right thing for you and what career opportunities the doctorate offers you? Join the information …

14.10.2019 - 14:38:33


With the "Gottschalk-Diederich-Baedeker-Preis", the UDE honours outstanding work by early career researchers who dedicate themselves to exciting …

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Workshop Programme

Skills training for all subject areas: find out more about our interdisciplinary workshops and career-related trainings.

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Good Scientific Practice

Information on safeguarding good scientific practice (GSP) at the UDE and our GSP workshop offers.

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Funding and Financing

Scholarships, prices and research support – are you looking for funding opportunities? We offer advice and information on internal as well as external funding options.

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Gender and Diversity

Promoting female early career researchers, internationalization and diversity – learn more about our activities and benefit from our offers.

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Information and Counseling

We bundle useful information about the doctoral process as well as academic career paths and are available for personal consultations.

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