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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Research Career Day 2023

The Research Career Day provides knowledge and personal orientation for all doctoral researchers who would like to know more about a research career in Germany.


Wirtschaftskolleg 2023

Nutzen Sie Ihre Chance und diskutieren Sie über Möglichkeiten einer außeruniversitären Karriere! 


Postdoc Appreciation Week

The Postdoc Appreciation Week Germany will take place from September 18-22. The entire program and the offers of the Research Academy Ruhr can be found here.


Dialogue 2023: Wissenschaft trifft Wirtschaft

Diskutieren Sie mit Dr. Simone Kunz, Vorständin der VIACTIV, im Rahmen eines gemeinsamen Mittagessens über aktuelle Karrierefragen und gesellschaftliche Entwicklungen.

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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.