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Start your doctorate right

Is a doctorate the right thing for me? And if so, how do I get started and how do I organize my "project doctorate"? Our Frühjahrsakademie will help you to answer these questions and prepare for the exciting time of doctoral studies.

If you are interested in pursuing a doctorate after graduation or have recently started your doctoral project, the three-day Frühjahrsakademie will provide you with valuable support: experts from the graduate institutions of the UA Ruhr universities and experienced trainers will help you to orient yourself and make informed decisions.

This event takes place annually and addresses advanced Master's students who are interested in doing a doctorate and doctoral researchers at the beginning of their doctoral studies. The Frühjahrsakademie is part of our qualification offers within Research Academy Ruhr and therefore open to interested early career researchers from the three UA Ruhr universities Duisburg-Essen, Bochum, and Dortmund.

Frühjahrsakademie 2021

This year, the Frühjahrsakademie will take place as a virtual event from 22 to 24 March 2021.

Registration will be open from 10 February, 10 a.m., to 24 February. We encourage you to register early as the number of workshop places is limited.

You will find the programme and registration information at:


If you have any questions about the Frühjahrsakademie, please contact Valentina Vasilov.