During your doctoral studies

Mastering your doctorate

Are you a doctoral researcher at the UDE and looking for information, contacts, or workshop offers?

On this overview page you will find links to the most important topics.

At GC Plus, our goal is to provide you with the support you need to succeed and prepare well for your next (career) steps. Therefore, we offer you a regular, voluntary, interdisciplinary qualification program as well as personal advice.

Also take a look at our news archive and our calendar, where we keep you informed about new announcements and events.

Information and Services

At a glance

Find more information about stages of doctoral studies, doctoral regulations, doctoral committees, and structured doctoral programmes at the UDE.


Good scientific practice

Here you will find information on safeguarding good scientific practice (GSP) at the UDE and our GSP workshop offers.


Financing and funding

In this section you will find information on financial and non-material funding opportunities for doctoral researchers, including current calls and announcements.


Support offers by the faculties

The faculties of the UDE provide useful information on doctoral studies. We have collected the most important links for you.


Academic career paths

Thinking about where to go once you’ve finished your doctoral studies? Our overview of academic career paths and goals provides information on various options.


Workshops and Events

Strengthen your skills

Throughout the year, we offer workshops and trainings in which you can acquire additional qualifications or strengthen your competences for a successful research career.

Our workshop program


Promoting women in academia: Explore our cross-university two-year mentoring program for female doctoral and postdoctoral researchers.


Research Academy Ruhr

The Research Academy Ruhr (RAR) offers you access to career-related trainings and networking events at the three UA Ruhr universities Bochum, Dortmund and Duisburg-Essen.

RAR website

Qualification offers in the faculties

In the faculties and further institutions at the UDE you will find a wide range of offers for the subject-specific but also interdisciplinary support of early career researchers, e.g. method workshops or network events.