Useful publications and links

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On this page you will find references to publications and links relating to the promotion of early career researchers.


  • National Report on Junior Scholars 2017

The National Report on Junior Scholars (BuWiN) from 2017 provides statistical data and research findings on doctoral and postdoctoral researchers in Germany.

  • EUA Council for Doctoral Education

Current publications and reports of the Council for Doctoral Education of the European University Alliance can be found here.

  • Publication series UniWiND

In this publication series, the results of the development of interdisciplinary and university-spanning concepts of cooperation between the graduate institutions of the UniWiND member universities are published. All volumes published so far can be downloaded at:

  • Qualitätszirkel Promotion

Das 2019 erschienene Handbuch "Promotion – bewusst entscheiden und gut starten" steht auf der Website des Qualitätszirkel Promotion kostenfrei zum Download zur Verfügung.

Web Platforms and Databases

EURAXESS - Researchers in Motion is a unique pan-European initiative delivering information and support services to professional researchers. Backed by the European Union and its Member States, it supports researcher mobility and career development, while enhancing scientific collaboration between Europe and the world.

In this database German universities and research institutions can offer their doctorate positions.

The “Research in Germany” portal is an information platform and contact point for all looking to find out more about Germany's research landscape and its latest research achievements. One key goal of the portal is to provide an overview of the research and funding opportunities in Germany.

The German research directory contains information on over 25,500 university and non-university research institutes in Germany.

The database provides an overview of current research work in Germany and topics for scientific work.