About the GC Plus

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About the Graduate Center Plus

The Graduate Center Plus (GC Plus) is 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 on your career path 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.

We are proud to be part of the Research Academy Ruhr, the cross-university platform for supporting early career researchers within the University Alliance Ruhr. To ensure the high quality of our services, we are also actively involved in national and international early-career support networks.

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Equal opportunities

We place great value on diversity in our support for early career researchers. For example, we actively promote female researchers on their career paths through the mentoring³ programme or our career counselling for women. We also advise structured doctoral programmes on the development of tailored gender equality measures.

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Good research practice

Knowing and applying the principles of good research practice (GRP) is a basic requirement for honest and accurate research. Therefore, we regularly integrate GRP workshops into our programme. Upon request, we also offer tailored workshops for structured PhD programmes.

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Consulting for structured doctoral programmes and research collaborations

Early career support, good research practice, and equal opportunities play an important role in structured doctoral training and research collaborations. Therefore, we support UDE‘s researchers in preparing grant applications for, e.g, DFG research training groups or CRCs to meet the funding organisations’ requirements.

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GC Plus team

Our team has longstanding experience in supporting doctoral and postdoctoral researchers. We tailor our counselling and qualification services to your specific needs.

We are happy to answer any questions you may have about doctoral studies or the postdoc phase! You are welcome to send inquiries to our general e-mail address gcplus@uni-due.de or contact us personally.

Please visit our team page for an overview of the main expertise and contact details of all team members.

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