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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CoachingPLUS: Offers for the Junior Faculty are online - register now!

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


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

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


Neue Mentoring³-Linie gestartet

Gut vernetzt in der Wissenschaft: Mentoring³ geht in eine neue Runde. Am 18. Oktober kamen 44 Postdoktorandinnen aller Fachrichtungen der drei UA Ruhr-Universitäten auf dem Campus in Essen zum Start der neuen Linie im mentoring³ zusammen.


Research Career Day 2023 (9 November)

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.

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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.