Graduate Center Plus' Services


Information and advice on the promotion of early career researchers will be obtained primarily from the faculties and your professors. The GC Plus supports the faculties in promoting early career researchers, bundles information and the offer of interdisciplinary qualification and advises early career researchers of all career levels on general principles and procedures at the UDE.

Our Services at a Glance:

Information and Counseling

We bundle the information on the promotion of early career researchers at the University of Duisburg-Essen. In addition, we always have an open ear for the concerns of our target groups and will be happy to advise you on all relevant topics relating to your research career. We may not be the right contact for all your concerns, but in most cases we can put you in touch with the right person. So just drop by or make an appointment with us. We look forward to hearing from you!

In order to make early career researchers at the University of Duisburg-Essen more familiar with the rules of good scientific practice, we regularly integrate workshops into our services and also offer tailor-made workshops on request, e.g. for structured doctoral programs.

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An academic career requires a high level of specialist knowledge and strong professional skills. In addition, numerous interdisciplinary competencies can play an important role in achieving one's own career goals. We offer different formats in which you can acquire additional qualifications and strengthen your skills. In addition, we inform you about the offers of the faculties and other institutions of the UDE.

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We will be happy to provide you with personal advice on which funding measures are suitable for your research or for events such as junior conferences. Online and via our mailing list, we refer to calls for proposals and present internal and external offers of financial and non-material support. Do you need tips on a specific issue? Come by and talk to us!

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Networks are a key to success in science. Therefore, it is very important to us to support early career researchers of the UDE in making contacts and creating their own networks. We integrate network components into our own offerings and create additional opportunities, for example via the Research Academy Ruhr, to expand our own contacts across universities.

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