Postdocs | Networking

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Well connected during your postdoc

Personal and professional networks are an important career factor – both in academia and beyond: An idea for an innovative research project or a new methodological approach quite often emerges from exchanging knowledge and experience in formal or informal networks. At the same time, networks can serve as a stepping stone for your further professional development.

On this page, you will find an overview of subject-related networks for postdocs at the UDE and events that enable you to network across disciplines.

Subject-related networks at the UDE

postdoc forum humanities

A platform for postdoctoral researchers in humanities.

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Postdoc-Netzwerk Medizin

Regular exchange for postdocs at the Medical Faculty and the Essen University Hospital. Postdocs from the natural sciences are also most welcome to join the meetings.

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Clinician Scientist Academy of the University Hospital Essen for physicians with a focus on research.

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A platform for internal networking, informal exchange, and career advancement of the Center for Nanointegration Duisburg-Essen.

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Event tips

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Postdoc Coffee

This informal exchange format was launched during the Covid-19 pandemic. Our virtual coffee sessions provide UDE postdocs with an open place to share experiences and connect with peers.


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Get in touch with your peers from our three UA Ruhr universities and international postdocs. An expert talk or a panel discussion will provide valuable inputs on career-relevant topics.

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What are the next steps after the Postdoc phase? What career options do I have as a postdoctoral researcher? Which funding program would be suitable for my next research project? The Karriereforum for postdocs is all about your individual career planning.

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Global Young Faculty

Global Young Faculty (GYF) brings together outstanding, committed postdocs from the Ruhr area to work together on interdisciplinary topics. The network is an initiative of the Mercator Foundation in cooperation with the University Alliance Ruhr.

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