Karriereforum—Career planning in academia and business

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Karriereforum addresses UA Ruhr’s postdoctoral researchers of all fields. During the one-day events, postdocs have the opportunity to receive comprehensive information on career planning and can enter into intensive discussions with distinguished personalities from science and business.

What does Karriereforum offer?

Karriereforum demonstrates individual career planning options in a very concentrated and efficient way. Take the opportunity to exchange ideas with experts on higher education policy and career-related topics on a high level. Additionally, Karriereforum enables (inter-)disciplinary networking with other researchers in the Ruhr Area.

Karriereforum takes place twice a year and always deals with a selected topic such as university and non-university career paths, job profile professorship, science management, career abroad or research funding.

You can arrange your schedules individually and select between two different formats:

  • Discussion groups offer you the opportunitiy to exchange in a small group (five to fifteen persons) on selected topics. Participants have the chance to ask questions in an intimate atmosphere and to discuss with the present guests and high-level experts.
  • Individual consultations are approx. 25-minute face-to-face interviews with experts including representatives from funding and research institutions, coaches or company representatives. Here you can get advice on your very individual questions.

Who can participate?

Postdoctoral researchers of all fields of Ruhr-Universität Bochum, TU Dortmund University, and University Duisburg-Essen.

Language of the event is German. Should you wish for a specific discussion to be conducted in English, please make a reference in your registration. The individual consultations are available in German and English.


Please note: The Karriereforum on 2 April 2020 at TU Dortmund University cannot take place as planned. Please find further information in the "Program" section on this page.


Please note: Unfortunately, the Karriereforum on 2 April 2020 at TU Dortmund University cannot take place as planned. After careful consideration we have decided to cancel the event in order to prevent a possible spread of the coronavirus. We deeply regret this.

With this decision, we are following the recommendations of the Robert Koch Institute and the public health authorities to assess the risk of a possible transmission of the virus at events with many people and, if necessary, to cancel the event in order to delay the spread of the virus as much as possible.

All registered persons were informed by e-mail on 13 March 2020 about the cancellation.


Registration for the 19th Karriereforum has been closed. Unfortunately, the event on 2 April 2020 cannot take place as planned. If you have any questions, please contact Nadine Finke-Micheel.


If you have any questions about Karriereforum,
please contact:

Nadine Finke-Micheel
Technische Universität Dortmund
Stabsstelle Chancengleichheit, Familie und Vielfalt
Building G1 (Campus Nord), Room E20
Emil-Figge-Str. 66
44227 Dortmund
Phone: +49 (0)231 755-7124

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