Teilnehmende einer Frage- und Antwortsession
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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 afterward.

What does Herbstakademie offer?

In short workshops, you can, for example, clarify questions concerning the publication of your doctoral thesis or train presentation techniques for your disputation. Work out how to present yourself and your research in a convincing way – be it in virtual events or at the next project presentation.
Furthermore, several workshops will focus on the job search after the doctorate inside and outside the university. In the opening session, experienced researchers will give an insight into their careers paths and answer your questions.

The lunch breaks allow you to get in touch with other participants and expand your network within the UA Ruhr in an open virtual room or in separate break-out rooms.

Who can participate?

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

Date: The next Herbstakademie will take place from 20 to 22 September 2022.


Details about the program will be available here from the end of August 2022.


Information about the registration phase will be available here from August 2022.


If you have any questions about Herbstakademie, please contact:

Simon Kresmann
University of Duisburg-Essen
Graduate Center Plus
Universitätsstr. 15, Room V15 S01 C67
45141 Essen
Phone: +49 (0)201 183-2015