Gender and Diversity at GC Plus

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Promoting equal opportunities for early career researchers

On our websites, we give you an overview of the qualification offers which have been designed to promote equal opportunities in the fields of gender, diversity and internationalisation.

Our GC Plus Summer School is an English language compact week where especially international PhD students can enhance their knowledge and skills. Doctoral researchers with disabilities have the possibility to conduct their PhD in the programme PROMI with financial security for three years. Female doctoral and postdoctoral researchers benefit from the renowned programme mentoring3. Additionally, the GC Plus provides individual careers guidance for female researchers. For structured PhD programmes we offer a consultation on the development and implementation of gender equality measures.

Within the Aurora Network, the GC Plus advocates in close cooperation with UDE's International Office the increase of mobility for early career researchers between European universities.

Counselling Offers

Career Counselling for Women

With our individual and personal career counselling, we would like to accompany you on your journey towards becoming a professor, planning a career as research manager or a career beyond academia.

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Consultation for structured PhD programmes

A package full of convincing equal opportunities measures in the research proposal enhances the chances for a positive review. Which measures suit the structure of your PhD programme best, can be best determined in an individual consultation.

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The two-year programme mentoring³ of the Research Academy Ruhr addresses female early career researchers within University Alliance Ruhr. Female doctoral and postdoctoral researchers who are aiming for a career in academia can take part on an annual basis.

Go to the mentoring3 website

PROMI – promoting inclusive doctoral studies

As one of 21 partner universities of the PROMI project, the UDE currently supports two university graduates with disabilities and offers them the opportunity to do a doctorate. GC Plus is the local contact for the project.



The University of Duisburg-Essen is the only German university to be among the founding members of the international university network Aurora. Diversity is one of the four core topics of the network.

Go to the AURORA website