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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mentoring³: Apply by 30 June for the next program line for female doctoral researchers!

Female doctoral researchers from all subject groups at the University Alliance Ruhr can now apply for the next program line in the mentoring³ program. The two-year career development program for female academics will begin in fall 2024.


Global Young Faculty Event: Be part of it - and register by 16 June to learn about international research experience!

We are bringing together early career researchers from all research fields and different career levels. No matter if local, international, guest, or fellow – join this special event to discuss the importance of international research experience, meet peers, and broaden your network. Date: Monday, 24 June 2024, 16:00–18:00h, Ruhr University Bochum Veranstaltungszentrum.


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.

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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.