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(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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03.08.2022 - 10:40:12

Join our Summer School in August

Do you want to improve your communication and presentation skills or boost your mental resilience? We still have free places ...

03.08.2022 - 10:28:21

Herbstakademie for doctoral researchers

Are you about to complete your doctorate? Prepare yourself for this intensive phase and for the following job search at our ...

26.07.2022 - 09:23:24

KWI Writing Weekend for doctoral researchers

Make time for writing: The KWI Essen is again offering a writing weekend for doctoral researchers in the humanities, cultural ...

26.07.2022 - 08:59:46

Call for applications: UDE funding programme for postdocs

Are you a postdoctoral researcher at the UDE striving for an academic career? Would you like to realize your own research ...

19.07.2022 - 09:43:19

Dortmunder Methoden-Werkstatt (Online-Workshops)

During August and September, the "Dortmunder Methoden-Werkstatt" again offers a digital workshop programme on the basic steps ...

19.07.2022 - 09:34:16

Call for Papers: Graduate Conference in Trier

As part of the 4th transdisciplinary graduate conference entitled “Third Mission (im)possible?! Options for action for young ...

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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 (RAR)! RAR is the cross-university platform for supporting early career researchers within the University Alliance Ruhr (UA 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