Frühjahrsakademie—Start your doctorate right

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Frühjahrsakademie addresses doctoral researchers at the beginning of their doctorate. This interdisciplinary offer provides support in the decision-making process and in the initial phase of the doctorate.

What does Frühjahrsakademie offer?

The various workshops of the multi-day event aim at interested early doctoral researchers from all subject fields. Discussion rounds and workshops will offer an overview on finding a doctoral research topic, writing exposés, searching for suitable mentoring, and funding options. All participants have the opportunity to develop career perspectives and to form internal and interdisciplinary networks at an early career stage.

Who can participate?

(Interested) doctoral students of all subject fields of Ruhr-Universität Bochum, TU Dortmund University, and the University of Duisburg-Essen.

The language of Frühjahrsakademie is German.

Next date: The next Frühjahrsakademie will take place at the University of Duisburg-Essen from 24 to 26 March 2020.


Information on the program will be available here in good time.


Information on the registration will be available here in good time.


If you have any questions about Frühjahrsakademie, please contact:

Valentina Vasilov
Universität Duisburg-Essen
Graduate Center Plus
Universitätsstr. 15, Room V15 S01 C67
45141 Essen
Phone: +49 (0)201 183-3176