21 January 2022, 2 pmOnline Seminar: Library Basics

Are you new to the University of Duisburg-Essen and don't yet know exactly how to use the library for your research? In this online seminar offered by the university library you will learn the most important basics such as information about the library holdings, the shelfmarks, the lending conditions and registration, as well as about your user account and the research catalogue Primo.

More info on the seminar can be found here.

Registration is possible until 20 January via the website of the university library.

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26 January 2022, 5 pmMeet the Expert: Income Tax in Germany

This info event is organised by the Ruhr University of Bochum (RUB) and open for members of UDE.

We would like to invite all international researchers, their families and hosts at RUB, who are interested in the topic of tax law with special regard to income taxation, to an information meeting.

Our expert will answer questions like:

  • When am I liable to income tax?
  • How is the income taxed that I receive for my research in Germany?
  • As an international researcher, do I have to submit a tax declaration?
  • Which aspects are important for married couples when the partners work in different countries?

After the presentation about the subject, there will be time for a Q&A with the expert.

Date: Wednesday, 26 January 2022 at 5 pm
Format: online via Zoom
Registration by: 24 January 2022 via the Ruhr University's registration form

2 - 11 February 2022Language Course: Basics of the German Language

We are pleased to announce that we will offer the basic German language course again in February 2022. The course is designed for complete beginners and will give you the opportunity to acquire basic knowledge of the German language in order to master simple situations in everyday life in Germany.

Find out more

10 February 2022, 2 pmInfo event: Who will pay my pension some day?

Info session about pensions in Europe – in general – and pension in Germany with more specific details.

In February we will have an information session for international and German mobile researchers currently working on the basis of an employment contract at UDE, TU Dortmund or RUB.

The FindyourPension (FYP) team will introduce you to the theme Pensions in Europe – an overview on various aspects. In addition you’ll receive general and concise information on the Deutsche Rentenversicherung (DRV) – the statutory pension scheme and the Versorgungsanstalt des Bundes und der Länder (VBL) – the occupational pension scheme. These presentations will be about the German pension landscape, the rights to a pension and the benefits, and other points of interest.

Date: Thursday, 10 February 2022, 2 pm
Event format: online via Zoom
Speakers: FYP team

Registration will be possible until 7 February 2022 via our event registration form.

If you register for this event we will send you a Zoom link shortly before the event.

Events for Early Career Researchers

The Graduate Center Plus (GC Plus) offers a varied program of workshops, information and career events for doctoral students and postdocs.

The full program can be found on the website of the GC Plus.