Interdisciplinary Qualification: Our Workshops and Events

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Our workshops and academies help you to prepare for your future career within the university and beyond. They offer you plenty of opportunities to exchange with peers and experts and to advance your skills.

In addition, we support you in the different stages of your academic career with information and networking events as well as mentoring offers.

Overview chart: Our qualification offers according to career stages (PDF)

For those interested in a doctorate:

Frühjahrsakademie

Once a year, the Frühjahrsakademie offers short workshops and exchange of experiences for a good start into the doctorate, and orientation at the end of your Master's studies.

Frühjahrsakademie

Tip: Frequently asked questions

Do you have questions, for example, about financing your PhD, supervision, or finding a research topic? We have compiled a lot of information and answers for you.

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Tip: Counselling in the faculties

The deans and professors of the faculties are your first contacts for subject-related and organisational questions about starting a doctorate at the UDE.

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For doctoral researchers:

Training Days

Academic writing, good scientific practice, project management and much more: Workshops on interdisciplinary competencies.

Training Days

Home Training Days

Our online workshops allow you to further develop your personal and academic skills remotely.

Home Training Days

Publication Days

This seminar series offers information and tips on the safe and professional publication of research results.

Publication Days

Frühjahrsakademie

Once a year, the Frühjahrsakademie offers short workshops and exchange of experiences for a good start into the doctorate, and orientation at the end of your Master's studies.

Frühjahrsakademie

Herbstakademie

The Herbstakademie provides science-specific knowledge and interdisciplinary skills in compact workshops every year.

Herbstakademie

Summer School

Completely in English: workshops on key competencies that are useful during the doctorate and important for a successful (academic) career.

Summer School

mentoring³

Academic career development programme for female early career researchers: Female doctoral and postdoctoral researchers who are aiming for a career in academia can participate in the programme in annual cycles.

mentoring³

Peer Mentoring

Learning from others and building an interdisciplinary network: Our peer mentoring programme for doctoral starts every year in the summer semester.

Peer Mentoring

Further career and networking events

Visit Research Academy Ruhr's website for more offers and networking events.

Research Academy Ruhr

For postdoctoral researchers:

Postdoc Workshops

Within RAR, we offer you a regular cross-university workshop programme on topics such as: career in academia and beyond, management and leadership skills, networking, or applying for third-party funding.

Postdoc Workshops

mentoring³

Academic career development programme for female early career researchers: Female doctoral and postdoctoral researchers who are aiming for a career in academia can participate in the programme in annual cycles.

mentoring³

Further career and networking events

Visit Research Academy Ruhr's website for more offers and networking events.

Research Academy Ruhr

For Junior Faculty:

CoachingPLUS

Within RAR, we offer you a regular cross-university seminar programme in the areas of strategic research promotion, appointment procedures, and leading your own working group.

CoachingPLUS (RAR Homepage)

Tip: research support at UDE

Learn more about research support services at the UDE.

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Further career and networking events

Visit Research Academy Ruhr's website for more offers and networking events.

Research Academy Ruhr

FAQ: Principles of Participation

Who can participate in GC Plus offers?

Our offers are open to all early career researchers of the University of Duisburg-Essen, many of them also for early career researchers from the Ruhr-Universität Bochum and the TU Dortmund University. Early career researchers from cooperating institutions can also participate.

The individual programmes often focus on one specific group (doctoral researchers, postdocs, ...). We point this out in the event announcements.

 For which disciplines are the GC Plus events designed?

All our offers are designed in such a way that early career researchers from all disciplines can participate, unless a specific subject reference is explicitly pointed out or requested.

Will I be automatically freed from work to attend GC Plus events?

Participation in our offers is always voluntary. Any agreements with or release from duty by the supervisor are the responsibility of the participants.

 Are there any costs for participation in GC Plus events?

Participation in our offers is free of charge in general. In a few programmes a small contribution to expenses is required (explicitly announced if applicable).

 Is my registration binding?

Your registration for our offers is binding. You will receive an automatic confirmation of registration via e-mail. In some cases (e.g. Training Days workshops), this confirmation is not yet a confirmation that you have received a place. Detailed information on the registration procedure is given on the event pages.

For all our offers we recruit proven, mostly external experts in their respective field. So please take registration and participation seriously and do not register if you are not sure that you can definitely participate.

If you get sick or something unexpected should happen, regular cancellations by e-mail, even at short notice, are welcome. This may allow other interested colleagues to take your place.

 Do I receive a certificate of participation? Are credit points awarded for participating in GC Plus events?

Attendance in our offers is always attested with a certificate, which is usually handed out to you directly after the course. We do not award credit points. If necessary, please clarify with the responsible institution (e.g. your Graduate School) whether the participation can be credited.

Do you offer childcare?

If you need childcare while you are participating in one of our offers, please indicate this in your registration form and we will be happy to take care of it for you.

 How can I give feedback on GC Plus events?

After participating in our offers, you always have the opportunity to evaluate them in feedback forms and thus to develop them further. We are very grateful for your assessments and comments, so please take a moment to fill out the form.