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.


Date: The next Karriereforum will take place on 2 April 2020 at TU Dortmund University. Please register by 8 March 2020.


The motto of the 19th Karriereforum on 2 April 2020 at TU Dortmund University is "Academic Careers from Multiple Perspectives".

You can arrange your schedules individually. For details on the different discussion groups and individual consultations, please click on the respective item on the agenda. You can also download the program as an overview here (PDF, 220 KB, in German).

Please register by 8 March 2020. You will find the online registration form under "Registration" on this page.

The registration fee for this event is € 30,00 and includes beverages, snacks, and Lunch buffet.

Program 19th Karriereforum "Academic Careers from Multiple Perspectives"

Thursday, 2 April 2020

08.45 h Registration and coffee
09.15–09.30 h
In plenary:
Prof. Dr. Gabriele Sadowski, Prorektorin Forschung, TU Dortmund
09.30–10.00 h
In plenary:
Warm-up: „Karrierenavigation“
Dr. Nils Kasties & Dr. Ute Zimmermann, Graduiertenzentrum TU Dortmund
10.15–11.30 h

Discussion groups

Individual consultation

11.45–13.00 h

Discussion groups

Individual consultation

13.00–14.00 h Lunch break
14.00–15.15 h

Discussion groups

Individual consultation

15.45–17.00 h

Discussion groups

Individual consultation



Please register here for the 19th Karriereforum on 2 April 2020. Your registration is obligatory and binding! Registration deadline is Sun, 8 March 2020. Please note that you will only receive a confirmation of your registration after the deadline has expired.

Your personal data:

For TU Dortmund Associates: In case your chair pays the participation fee, please let us know at the bottom of this form in the field "any comments". In case you pay the fee yourself, please fill in your private address.

*Junior Faculty: all experienced postdoctoral researchers who are in one of the following qualification phases on their way to a professorship: Habilitand*innen, junior research group leaders, junior professors.

Since it is important to us to support international early career researchers with our offers, we kindly ask you to provide the following information:

Your schedule:

Please choose below the events you want to attend. To tailor the events even better to your wishes, please tell us briefly in the text field "Questions and requests" why you have chosen the event, what questions you have or what topics you would like to discuss.

TR = Group Discussion / EB = Individual Consultation

Further details:

Important notice:

Your registration to this symposium is legally binding. The number of participants to this event is limited. At the end of the registration period, you will receive a confirmation mail of your registration for the individual events. We try to keep this website always up to date by tagging booked out events as soon as possible. However, if the events you have chosen are already fully booked at the time of your registration, this will be indicated in the confirmation e-mail. Registration fee is 30€ (Payment on receipt of invoice).

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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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