Research Academy Ruhr

Providing information, qualification and networking together: Around 10,000 early career researchers of University Alliance Ruhr (UA Ruhr) benefit from the services of Research Academy Ruhr (RAR). As one of the largest platforms of its kind in Germany, RAR offers advanced Master's students, doctoral and postdoctoral researchers as well as junior professors the opportunity to establish and expand their cross-university networks, strengthen their competencies and specifically shape their individual career paths in research, business, and society.

The RAR qualification program is a voluntary, interdisciplinary offer set up and coordinated by the local institutions for the promotion of early career researchers: RUB Research School, Graduate Center TU Dortmund University, and Graduate Center Plus of the University of Duisburg-Essen.


Goals and Benefits

RAR pools the offers for the promotion of young talent of the universities of Bochum, Dortmund, and Duisburg-Essen and additionally develops new concepts and formats.

Learn more about the goals of RAR and the advantages for early career researchers here.

Early Career Researchers at UA Ruhr

With numerous doctoral programs, junior research groups and Collaborative Research Centres, the UA Ruhr offers ideal working conditions for early career researchers.

Here you will find an overview of the programs and projects.


RAR is a project funded by the Ministry of Culture and Science of North Rhine-Westphalia and the Mercator Research Centre Ruhr (MERCUR).

Here you will find an overview of our governance structures and the members of the RAR Board.