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Networking through your doctorate!

Our Peer Mentoring programme supports and motivates you as a doctoral researcher of the University of Duisburg-Essen in your academic work and promotes your academic career development. As a participant in the Peer Mentoring programme, you will expand your personal network and exchange experiences with other UDE doctoral researchers on interdisciplinary topics.

The Peer Mentoring groups are the basis for developing and establishing an interdisciplinary academic network. In group meetings, you will reflect on your personal career and improve your self-management. You will also have the opportunity to discuss the strategic direction of your academic career with a self-chosen expert.

How it works

The Peer Mentoring programme usually begins in the summer term and runs for one year. In addition to the kick-off event there will be three network meetings, which are followed by a fourth meeting to which you can invite a self-chosen expert. The programme ends with a closing event.

The language of the programme will be determined with the participants in the kick-off event.

All doctoral researchers of the University of Duisburg-Essen are eligible to apply, except researchers in the Medicine, as the Medical Faculty has its own mentoring programme due to the subject-specific challenges (

The number of participants is limited. Participants will be selected according to gender parity criteria. The second criterion is the interdisciplinary nature of the group.

We will inform you about the start of the next round and the application period in due time on this page and in our newsletter.


If you have any questions, please contact the coordinator Stephanie Sera (