Herbstakademie—Skills and competence for a successful doctorate

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Herbstakademie is an interdisciplinary offer and designed to impart science-specific knowledge and competencies across the disciplines.

What does Herbstakademie offer?

The aim of the multi-day Herbstakademie is to make the doctoral process more efficient, to increase motivation for a quick and successful completion, and to outline personal career planning. Additionally, the Academy contributes to promoting networking among doctoral researchers.

By aligning the program to subject-specific needs, aspects of gender and diversity as well as different phases of a doctorate (orientation, decision, implementation, finishing), all participants can put together a customized program suiting their individual requirements.

Who can participate?

The Herbstakademie is aimed at doctoral researchers of all subject fields of Ruhr-Universität Bochum, TU Dortmund University, and the University of Duisburg-Essen. Language of the event is usually German.

The event takes place at the University of Duisburg-Essen, Campus Essen, Building S06. Participation is free of charge (incl. networking lunch). Registration is required.

Date: The next Herbstakademie will take place in autumn 2020 at the University of Duisburg-Essen.


Information on the program will be available here from summer 2020.


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


If you have any questions about Herbstakademie, please contact:

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