Teilnehmende einer RAR Veranstaltung beim Erfahrungsaustausch
© Jochen Tack/Research Academy Ruhr

Skills and competence for a successful doctorate

Take your time during the peak phase of your doctorate for workshops and discussions in a compact format. During our interdisciplinary Herbstakademie, you can prepare for the final phase of your doctoral thesis and for the time afterwards.

What does Herbstakademie offer?

The three-day online event starts with a keynote speech on career paths after the doctorate. Subsequently, experienced researchers of the UA Ruhr universities will report on their academic career in parallel subject-specific panels and answer your questions.

On the afternoon of the first day and on the two following days you can choose between various half-day online workshops: Clarify questions regarding the publication of your doctoral thesis or prepare for your disputation. Work on how to present yourself and your research convincingly – be it in virtual events or at the next project presentation. Furthermore, several workshops focus on the job search inside and outside the university from different perspectives.

During the lunch break, you will have the opportunity to get in touch with other participants in an open virtual room or, if necessary, in separate break-out rooms and expand your network within the UA Ruhr.

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.

Date: The next Herbstakademie will take place from 5 to 7 October 2021.


Details about the program will be available here from August 2021.


Information about the registration for the Herbstakademie 2021 will be published here 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