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 19th Karriereforum under the motto "How to gain international research experience – strategy and funding" will take place on Tuesday, 24 September 2019 at the Erich-Brost-Haus at TU Dortmund University.


The motto of the 19th Karriereforum is "How to gain international research experience – strategy and funding". For details on the different discussion groups and individual consultations, please click on the download button behind the title of the respective item on the agenda.

You can also download the program as an overview here (PDF, 220 KB, in German).

Tuesday, 24 September 2019

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:
Keynote: „Akademische Karrierewege im internationalen Vergleich“
Dr. Karin Zimmermann, Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin
10.15–11.30 h

Group discussion

Individual consultation

11.45–13.00 h

Group discussion

Individual consultation

13.00–14.00 h Mittagspause
14.00–15.45 h

In plenary: Group discussion compact "Förderprogramme für Auslandsaufenthalte"

  • Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG)
  • Alexander von Humboldt-Stiftung (AvH)
  • Nationale Kontaktstelle zu den Marie-Skłodowska-Curie-Maßnahmen (MSCA)

In dieser Runde stellen sich die genannten Förderer vor. Im Anschluss daran wird in einer Diskussionsrunde Ihre Fragen geklärt. Moderiert wird die Session von Dr. Evamaria Gruchattka, Referat Forschungsförderung der TU Dortmund.

16.00–17.15 h

Group discussion

Individual consultation



Registration for the 19th Karriereforum is closed.


If you have any questions about Karriereforum,
please contact:

Jill Timmreck
Technische Universität Dortmund
Stabsstelle Chancengleichheit, Familie und Vielfalt
Building G1 (Campus Nord), Room E15
Emil-Figge-Str. 66
44227 Dortmund
Phone: +49 (0)231 755-8172

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