Our services for early career researchers

As an early career researcher at the University of Duisburg-Essen, the faculties and your supervising professors are your first point of contact for all organisational and subject-related questions. At Graduate Center Plus, we support the faculties in optimally promoting early career researchers at all career levels – from advanced Master's studens to Junior Faculty – by bundling information and offers for interdisciplinary qualification and offering additional interdisciplinary training.

Get to know our services and get in touch if you have any questions!

At a glance

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Information and Counselling

We're always willing to lend an ear to the concerns of our target groups and we 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. We look forward to hearing from you!

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Good scientific practice

Ensuring scientific quality standards, in particular the truthfulness and precision in research, is a central task of the University of Duisburg-Essen's members and affiliates. In order to make early career researchers 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 programmes.

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Interdisciplinary Qualification

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 your career goals. We offer different workshops and academies in which you can acquire additional qualifications and strengthen your skills. In addition, we inform you about the offers of UDE's faculties and other institutions as well as of our partner universities within Research Academy Ruhr.

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Financing and Funding

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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Promoting women in academia

We actively participate in the promotion of female early career researchers at the UDE, e.g. by coordinating the mentoring³ programme, and will continue to expand our offerings in this field in the future.


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