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Postdoctoral career planning

Our offers for postdoctoral researchers

After successfully completing your doctorate, it is now time to set the course for your future career – as a researcher or even outside academia. Expand your (academic) profile with our workshops as well as career and networking events.



Work out strategies for dealing with the challenges of your further research activities with the support of professional trainers.

All workshop dates for the summer semester 2024 are online. 

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The Karriereforum will provide comprehensive information about the career path of a UAS professorship and give space for your individual questions. The invited experts will give valuable perspectives on the application and appointment process as well as the appointment procedure. In addition, experienced UAS professors will provide subject specific insights into their work. Moreover, participants can clarify their individual career issues with experienced coaches in short group consultations.

Next date: 18 March 2024

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Where do we go from here after the doctorate? Ask your questions about your career and discuss with representatives from the private sector, industry, public service, foundations, and non-profit organizations in a casual atmosphere during this annual exchange.

Next date: 11 November 2024

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This new format is about international research experience in the postdoc phase: Why is it so important? What are the pitfalls and success factors? What funding opportunities are there?

In addition to impulses and a panel discussion with internationally active researchers from Germany and abroad, the Global Young Faculty Event offers plenty of space for exchange as a follow-up format to the "RAR Summer Evening". We invite you to ask questions in a relaxed atmosphere and exchange ideas with other researchers about regions, experiences and opportunities.

Date: Monday, June 24, 2024 from 16:00 in the RUB Event Center (VZ, floor 04)

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Benefit from the close exchange with experienced professors, from a customized seminar program and from networking with other female postdoctoral researchers during this two-year program. You will broaden your understanding of the academic world and your ability to act accordingly. A tailored and subject-specific program for female postdoctoral researchers in the humanities and social sciences, natural sciences, and engineering starts every two years.

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The local graduate institution at your university

The individual graduate institutions of the three UA Ruhr universities offer a versatile workshop and event program for their early career researchers on-site beyond the joint offers on RAR level.

They are also your central point of contact for advice on individual career planning and advancement: