Research Academy Ruhr

Cross-university support for early career researchers in the Ruhr Area

Research Academy Ruhr (RAR) is the joint platform of Ruhr-Universität Bochum, TU Dortmund University, and the University of Duisburg-Essen for promoting early career researchers on their career paths in academia and beyond. Our offers are directed at the around 10,000 doctoral and postdoctoral researchers who are engaged in the University Alliance Ruhr (UA Ruhr).

Here you will find our program for:

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InFokus: Register now for our online short workshops on applying for a professorship!

In the summer semester 2024, we are offering three short online workshops dealing with different aspects of applying for a professorship. The focus will be on basic considerations for the written application, tips for writing cover letters and research concepts, and the interview with the appointment committee. Registration is now open.


Offers for the Junior Faculty in the summer semester are online - register now!

Preparation for the career goal of a professorship: You can now register for the Junior Faculty offers in the summer semester. As places are limited, we recommend early registration.


Postdoc workshops in the summer semester are online - register now!

Career planning, project management or writing research proposals: Sign up now for our postdoc workshops in the summer semester and sharpen your individual academic profile. As places are limited, we recommend early registration.


C-NET RNR: Forschen in politisch herausfordernden Kontexten - Fokus VR China on 25 April 2024

Die Rahmenbedingungen für internationale Forschung und internationale Wissenschaftskooperationen sind während der letzten Jahre in verschiedenen Ländern deutlich komplexer geworden. Die Veranstaltung unseres Kooperationspartners C-NET RNR beleuchtet das mit dem Fokus auf die VR China.

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Informing, qualifying, and promoting together

Within RAR, RUB Research School, the Graduate Center TU Dortmund University, and the Graduate Center Plus of the University of Duisburg-Essen combine and bundle their expertise. All activities offered under the umbrella of RAR are based on close cooperation and regular exchange of experience.

The joint interdisciplinary qualification offers and career events prepare early career researchers for a career in research, business, and society. All offers also promote the mutual exchange of ideas, both within specific research fields and across individual disciplines.