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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Frühjahrsakademie 2024 - Start your doctorate right (19 March - 21 March 2024) - register now!

If you are interested in pursuing a doctorate after graduation or have recently started your doctoral project, the three-day Frühjahrsakademie (19 March-21 March 2024) will provide you with valuable support: experts from the graduate institutions of the UA Ruhr universities and experienced trainers will help you find your bearings and make informed decisions.


C-NET RNR: Forschen in politisch herausfordernden Kontexten - Fokus VR China

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.


Research Explorer Ruhr 2024: Application period extended until 24 February 2024!

The application deadline for our summer academy Research Explorer Ruhr for international early postdoctoral researchers (to-be) has been extended until 24.02.2024. There are two ways to apply: Choose one of the listed hosts or submit an unsolicited application to any other professor of your choice!


26th Karriereforum: Focus Professorship at a University of Applied Sciences - register now!

This year's Karriereforum for postdocs and doctoral researchers (in the final phase of their doctorate) from the UA-Ruhr universities will focus on the HAW/FH professorship as a possible career option. The 26th Karriereforum will take place on March 18, 2024 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at TU Dortmund University and offers information and discussion rounds as well as group consultations for individual questions and the opportunity to network over coffee, lunch and cake. 

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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.